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Forum topic by uMinded posted 09-10-2017 02:45 AM 573 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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uMinded

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09-10-2017 02:45 AM

Topic tags/keywords: spray gun lvlp hvlp coatings

I am looking to get a spray gun that is easier to clean up after. I just finished a project with my HomeDepot Huskey HVLP Siphon gun and its pretty pitted(2 years use) and eroded from soaking in lacquer thinner over night. A friend of mine has a gravity fed airbrush kit that has cup liners and man cleanup is way easier. I know this question has been asked a thousand times but quality and available in Canada is the hard part.

I am also in the market for a new compressor as in the last 10min of the job my regulator blew out. I figure now is the time to upgrade to brand name tools, the downside to brand name tools is you only get one chance as I can’t afford to do it all twice.

Criteria:
- Available in Canada
- Decent quality (10-15x/year usage) Not Devilbiss but not Huskey either
- Gravity fed with CUP LINES
- 1.4, 1.8 and 2.0 tips available
- LVLP preferred but HVLP works
- Pre-cat Laquores (most common), Acrylics, latex (sometimes)

Once I have a gun picked out I will look for a compressor. I will not have over 9CFM @ 40PSI though as the next jump up I can not fit in my garage nor afford. I would prefer LVLP solely because I likely will only be able to get a 6-8cfm 20gal compressor and speed of work is not a factor.


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Lazyman

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#1 posted 09-10-2017 03:27 AM

Have you considered one of the HVLP systems that operate with a blower instead of a compressor? Earlex makes several that get great reviews that might be worth looking at. I have a cheap Wagner HVLP system that I bought when it was marked down for clearance and it works great, though probably not a good choice for frequent or professional use. No soaking required, just run the appropriate cleaning solvent through it when done and let it dry. You can also buy replacement parts as they get worn from use. Even if you don’t go this route, look for a gun for which you can buy replacement parts for so you don’t have to replace the entire gun.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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uMinded

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#2 posted 09-10-2017 03:45 AM


t. I have a cheap Wagner HVLP system that I bought when it was marked down for clearance…
- Lazyman

I have one of those too. Both burnt out after one use, the second one sprayed latex way too thick to be useful. It’s collecting dust. Only paid $60 so not a big grief.

I am considering an air gun because my compressor is dying, just lost a regulator and need one anyway. Figured I should stick with that I know works as the Wagner thing was a put off.

So far I am thinking:
SPRAYIT SP-33500K LVLP Gravity Feed Spray Gun Kit AM

They say the large gun support 3M PPS liner system but I can’t find much on it. Amazon has a very limited listing of spray guns and parts… If I have a California Air compressor they also sell SPRAYIT and have parts so that’s a bonus.

Compressor:
California Air 10020C 6.4 CFM @ 40PSI on a 10gal tank HD AM

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TungOil

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#3 posted 09-10-2017 04:08 AM

I just bought this DeVilbiss
DeVilbiss (GFG670) Plus High Efficiency Gravity Feed Spray Gun https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002SQYB4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_1NlTzbF3EHQ30

9 CFM and accepts dekups liners.

My last DeVilbiss gun lasted 40 years, I expect this one to outlast me.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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Carloz

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#4 posted 09-10-2017 04:37 AM

One of the best HVLP systems is made in Canada.

It accepts 3m disposable cups.
However for nonprofessional use I found that 15 min cleanup time is totally acceptable.
You do not need a compressor, can throw it in the trunk of your Porsche. It also heats up the air, which in many cases is a benefit and does not mix the air with water or worse yet oil drops as compressors do.
In other words: benefits all around.

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uMinded

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#5 posted 09-10-2017 05:17 AM


I just bought this DeVilbiss..
- TungOil

Over $600 for a complete gun is way out of the price range. I don’t need a gun to outlast me with daily use. I use it 10-15 times a year…

The DeVilbiss cleanup system is a great cheap alternative to the 3M system HERE . I want easy clean up as my hands get paint/solvent even wearing gloves (lacquer thinner seeps through latex gloves) and makes my hands ache.

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TungOil

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#6 posted 09-11-2017 01:13 AM

not sure what they are charging in Canada, but I paid about $290 US for mine.

Perhaps try nitrile gloves with lacquer thiner.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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01ntrain

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#7 posted 09-11-2017 10:03 PM

I’ve got the Sprayit kit and it works great. I used it in the winter to spray a set of cabinets for a customer.

Used the 1.8 needle with SW Pro Classic Alkyd. My only issue was the weather and my compressor was too small. It’s better suited for my shop compressor, which is quite a bit bigger.

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uMinded

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#8 posted 09-12-2017 12:38 AM



I’ve got the Sprayit kit and it works great…
- 01ntrain

Any issues with it at all? Great price for just the one gun kit in a case. $109 right now.


not sure what they are charging in Canada, but I paid about $290 US for mine.
- TungOil

$498 CDN is its retail right now.

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01ntrain

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#9 posted 09-12-2017 12:43 PM

The only issue that I experienced was speed. The gun itself is good quality, plus you get all the needle sizes all in one box. I ordered the 2.0 just in case I needed it. My kit was a single gun, not the dual-gun kit.

With LVLP you’re going to have to temper your expectations on speed of delivery, but that being said…..the overspray was minimal. Not sure I would go that route, again…..I think I will eventually get a HVLP system. But, it worked well for me at the time and it was very economical.

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uMinded

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#10 posted 09-13-2017 01:24 AM



The only issue that I experienced was speed. The gun itself is good quality, plus you get all the needle sizes all in one box.
- 01ntrain
Speed is not an issue for me. I rather go slow and get good results for the times I do any painting at all. I would get the single gun kit too I think. Comes with a case and the little gun doesn’t look that useful to me.

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