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Forum topic by richardchaos posted 12-13-2017 01:49 PM 745 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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richardchaos

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12-13-2017 01:49 PM

I am thinking of getting one of these to spray tinted Lacqour for small objects that need multiple coats after a short drying time…

Has anyone else sued this/these?

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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 12-13-2017 03:58 PM

For small jobs I have used this for many years. Easy to use, easy to clean, uses mason jars also easy to find and use to store the finish. Bare bones basic sprayer but effective for small jobs.

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#2 posted 12-13-2017 04:07 PM

I would get this instead. Since you are interested in a rechargeable sprayer, you must have a compressor already. These are widely available in regular 600cc size and a smaller detail size. They will lay down a nice finish time after time. Add an inexpensive regulator at the gun for best control.

I have several and they are all about the same. I can clean mine in 3-4 minutes with a couple ounces of solvent. The pictured gravity feed gun is from Woodcraft. It sprays lacquer beautifully with the included 1.4mm needle. You’ll need the 2.0mm needle and nozzle set to spray latex paint.

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richardchaos

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#3 posted 12-13-2017 04:21 PM

Yes I have a Compressor. A small Lowes (Cobalt) Hummer. Both the above lo good. I was just in Menards yesterday and that Rechargeable was is on sale for $8.00. A can of spray Minwax Lacquer is Fricking $10.00. Here are the parts I am going to spray.

The heart part is about 1.5-2 inches across I want to experiment with a candy apple red over a birdseye maple stock. I think i have found a great DYE from Rockler everyone swears by

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#4 posted 12-22-2017 07:00 PM

That requires a compressor with at least 8 CFM, in other words a huge monster that far not every one wants.
The pressurized can can be inflated with any compressor, even with a bicycle pump.


I would get this instead. Since you are interested in a rechargeable sprayer, you must have a compressor already. These are widely available in regular 600cc size and a smaller detail size. They will lay down a nice finish time after time. Add an inexpensive regulator at the gun for best control.

I have several and they are all about the same. I can clean mine in 3-4 minutes with a couple ounces of solvent. The pictured gravity feed gun is from Woodcraft. It sprays lacquer beautifully with the included 1.4mm needle. You ll need the 2.0mm needle and nozzle set to spray latex paint.

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bigblockyeti

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#5 posted 12-30-2017 01:16 PM

I use a rechargeable spray bottle for WD-40 and buy it by the gallon, stuff has gotten crazy expensive for a ~14oz. can, only costs double for 128oz. in bulk.

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cebfish

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#6 posted 12-30-2017 11:22 PM

I took an empty deodorant can and brazed in a valve stem and made a refillable and rechargeable spray can. It takes less than 30 mins. to make one. cheap and inexpensive

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#7 posted 12-30-2017 11:51 PM



I took an empty deodorant can and brazed in a valve stem and made a refillable and rechargeable spray can. It takes less than 30 mins. to make one. cheap and inexpensive so I can spray my alder.

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#8 posted 12-31-2017 02:46 PM

Richard – for less than $20 on E-Bay, I would get it.
also – get an accurate pressure gauge for your compressor.
I see that it is rated at 90psi which is twice as much pressure as most car tires
which presents a real safety concern if something happens. so that must be considered
every time you load it and use it. for spraying large numbers of items, it will work well.
for smaller jobs, I would recommend Option “B”.

Option B:
some of the tools that I have are the Badger and Paasche airbrushes. they are small,
precise, use most liquids, and very easy to clean. change colors at the snap of your fingers.
premixed finishes and paints can be stored in glass bottles available to use very quickly
with little hassle of cleaning equipment between uses. I would recommend a good airbrush kit
over any paint gun for your type of work. just another option for you to consider.
you do very nice work, BTW, and adding color accents to a small item can be a challenge with a large applicator.
with the airbrush, the amount of detail is limited only by your imagination.
the air pressure and amount of material being applied is controlled by the finger button on top of the brush.
the average pressure you will need is between 15 and 35psi. also, you can get an “air eraser” kit to go with
it for etching glass and soft metals with aluminum oxide powder. (like sandblasting on a smaller scale).
if you have never used an airbrush before, check the good ole YouTube videos – a very nice tool to have !!!

(if you go with the airbrush, the ladies in your life will want to run tanning cosmetics through it.
never let that happen to a MANS tool !!!!) jk

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#9 posted 12-31-2017 03:07 PM

Wonder where Richard is, I remember that he may have gotten a temp ban but it’s been a couple of weeks.

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#10 posted 12-31-2017 06:09 PM

Same here, works great and saves a lot of money if your like me. I use a lot of WD40 and it’s expensive in the spray cans. As for spraying paint I really don’t think it would work well, but haven’t tried it. Don’t think it would be easy to clean.
Gerald


I use a rechargeable spray bottle for WD-40 and buy it by the gallon, stuff has gotten crazy expensive for a ~14oz. can, only costs double for 128oz. in bulk.

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John Smith

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#11 posted 12-31-2017 06:41 PM

well – if anyone else has the same issue of painting or finishing small parts,
the airbrush is 100 times more convenient and economical to use than a non-controllable spray bomb.

and I agree – it would be good to use for a solvent that is used frequently
instead of buying new rattle cans that sometimes go dead before they are empty.
even for a mechanic that works on greasy motors – fill it with mineral spirits to clean parts.
might be handy for a lot of things around the home and workshop.

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