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Forum topic by bbrown posted 12-05-2009 04:30 PM 2062 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bbrown

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12-05-2009 04:30 PM

I have been in the market for an HVLP sprayer for some time. I found on our local Craigslist a “Titan Professional HVLP sprayer” for $500 (approx. half price acc. to the seller).

I really wanted an Apollo, as it has gotten such good press and reviews fro Pop. Wood, etc. However, the cost is about $1000 for that and it is just too much for me to afford.


Anybody have any comments on the Titan HVLP?
I could not find anything doing a search for reviews. I wonder if it might be more for the painting trade, and if so if that would make any difference.

Thanks very much,

—Bill

-- Forest, Virginia ; Micah 6:8


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woodman71

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#1 posted 12-06-2009 04:59 AM

Hello bbrown I don’t have any experience with any of those sprayer. Do you have a air compresses and if so how many gallons. A good gravity feed spray gun will work great like the ones they used to paint cars. You can get one that is priced pretty fair just have find out what size tip you need for the kind of spraying you want to do.Because theys guns can be sold with diffract tip size.

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bbrown

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#2 posted 12-06-2009 04:41 PM

Bob,

Just want to thank you very much for your reply to my question. I do have a small compressor, but I really want to graduate to a self-contained turbine unit. Just are so expensive! The spraying of a finish is really unmatched for reproduction furniture, especially chairs, I believe. Been intimidated by the learning curve and the process – but my research seems to indicate that the Apollo units are really user-friendly. I use mostly aniline dye, toners, shellac, lacquer, some varnish.

—Bill

-- Forest, Virginia ; Micah 6:8

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#3 posted 12-07-2009 12:10 AM

Hello Bill, I dont know about the one you are questioning about. If your not wanting to spend a lot of money on a sprayer you might try this little setup.
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=44677

I`ve had one for about three years now. have sprayed many sets of cabinets and other pieces of furniture. I have only sprayed lacquers and conversion varnish. Does not spray paint for me.
The only thing that has failed was the hose after about a year or so.. It does a fine job for me for a lower price .

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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bbrown

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#4 posted 12-07-2009 01:55 AM

Appreciate the ideas Mike. There certainly are a lot of options. I think I will just wait it out and see what comes on the second hand market.

—Bill

-- Forest, Virginia ; Micah 6:8

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