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Forum topic by 7Kcraftsman posted 12-28-2007 04:17 AM 3881 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-28-2007 04:17 AM

Topic tags/keywords: hvlp apollo lexaire spray finishing finish woodwork varnish shoot gun airless conversion bleeder non-bleeder

I know I am posting a common post to the other but I was looking into buying a new HVLP. I currently use a Lexaire 30C 2 stage at work but I am doing alot of custom work that warents me buying my own sprayer instead of driving to the shop to spray all the time. I was looking for oppinions on appolo, they have a special right now on the 1025 with a non-bleeder for 999. I think the regular price is in the 1300-1500 range. Does anyone have an oppinion on these sprayers. I have no experiance with Apollo but I have heard alot of good things. Anything you can add will be greatly appreciated. By the way the sale ends tomorrow if you are in the market :)


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#1 posted 12-31-2007 02:08 PM

somewhere on here there was a discussion about Apolo… can’t remember where I saw it though….

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#2 posted 12-31-2007 02:51 PM

i have an Apollo.

I cannot say enough good things about it.
However my only comparison was with a Wagner sprayer and a “normal” spray gun.

Too big a difference to warrant a comparison.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#3 posted 12-31-2007 04:58 PM

I have a Fuji Mini-Mite 3. This is a 3 stage turbine system with a non-bleeder style gun. You can get the Fuji 3x for $475 at Amazon. The Fuji Q3 Pro is also a 3 stage system but has some type of noise dampening system. It can be found at Amazon for $616. Fuji also has 4 stage versions of each, $560 for the regular and $740 for the Pro.

I can say nothing but good things about the Fuji. Last night I gave two of my sisters the Christmas gifts I made them this year. They both asked how I got such a smooth surface. My answer, lots of sanding and a spray finishing system.

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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#4 posted 12-31-2007 05:20 PM

I have had an Apollo 3 stage for about 8 years and love it. (yes Debbie, I think it was me answering a question a few days ago.) Without getting it down (storage in the winter) it is the yellow one. I think it is model 825. The one thing I did do that Apollo told me I didn’t have to is get an extra paint cup and lid. I spray laquer and the extra cup is for the thinner. I spray the thinner through the gun after every coat making clean up a breeze. The extra cup was only another $30.00 If I remember right.

Apollo makes a great product….don’t think twice about getting one.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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