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08-23-2016 03:33 AM

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I ordered the Earlex 5500. I read on a post here that I will need a “non-Teflon” coated cup for the finishes I will use. I have searched the web and can’t find one. Could someone please give me a clue???? Seattle area or online
Thanks,
Randy

-- Randy


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#1 posted 08-23-2016 04:26 AM

Well what finishes are going to use? Please give us a clue?

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#2 posted 08-23-2016 12:41 PM

i would be interested to know why you need a non-teflon cup as well, I use them for everything , never heard of such a thing …

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#3 posted 08-23-2016 12:53 PM

The solvents in some finishes can cause the Teflon to flake, or so it is told. They recommend the Teflon cup for water based, and the non lined cup for oil and alcohol based. I bought one based on their recommendation, but I suspect if it were a real problem Charles would know. A second cup is handy either way.

I had to order my non lined cup straight from Earlex by calling their customer service department. It was the same price as retailers who stock their parts, and shipping was prompt. I seem to recall them saying it has an identical part number to the lined cup, which is why some retailers have a hard time stocking them.

Brian

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#4 posted 08-23-2016 02:06 PM

Thank you bbasiaga!
Yes, I read here on a post that the Teflon will / might flake with oil or alcohol based finishes. I sent Earlex an email but haven’t given them time to respond yet. I will just call them and order it. On their site they only show the Teflon cup. Thanks all !
Randy

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#5 posted 08-23-2016 02:13 PM

By the way…I ordered my from an online site called “The Paintstore.com”. I have never heard of it but it’s a very good price = $259.85 + shipping and no tax (depending on your state).
Amazon has it a $299 and Rockler has them for $319. So I will see how well this source works but don’t anticipate any problems. Thanks,
Randy

-- Randy

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#6 posted 08-23-2016 02:17 PM

I’ve had my 5500 for 3 years. I’ve never had a problem spraying alcohol and oil finishes. Teflon is still in perfect shape and I’ve used it a lot. Now the outside of the cup is a mess and I had a problem where the product would seep thru the studs that connect the cup to the gun. Earlex sent me a new cup free of charge.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#7 posted 08-23-2016 02:18 PM

Did you order the 1.5 needle? You will want that. Some of the higher priced ones come with a 2.0 and 1.5, but standard is 2.0.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#8 posted 08-23-2016 02:40 PM

I was going to order the fine needle, the cleaning kit and the cup ….when i located the cup. I will just order all from Earlex Cust. Svc. when I call them. Thanks!
firefighterontheside—I appreciate your comment but on the earlier post the Earlex rep (I think his name was Sam) was the one who recommended the non-Teflon cup due to potential flaking.

-- Randy

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#9 posted 08-23-2016 02:51 PM

Ok, if Sam recommended it, it must be a known problem. I guess I’ve been lucky. He has been a lot of help to me.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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