Harbor Freight HVLP spray kit

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Forum topic by Dovetail posted 01-08-2010 04:15 AM 1298 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-08-2010 04:15 AM

I use my HF HVLP pray kit, which is identical to the Rockler’s kit, today for the first time to finish a shoe rack with poly. I am satisfied with the result and the equipment. There is one thing that is puzzling me. The connection of the hose to the machine/motor/turbine is not secure. When the machine is operating, a lot of air leaks out from the plastic housing that houses the end of the hose. I am only able to turn the plastic ring about 1/12 of a circle. This doesn’t lock the hose, which can be removed with some fiddling. For those with this unit, is this normal? Or is my unit defective?

The air leak = lost of pressure at the gun end = less atomization of material.

-- Dovetail

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#1 posted 01-08-2010 06:39 AM

Mine is from harbor freight , I dont know if its the same as yours though, but it does sound like it. Mine leaks also.

It does a good job with lacquers. Paint has to be really thin to spray good.

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

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