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Forum topic by Douglasr1 posted 02-17-2018 03:42 PM 1253 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Douglasr1

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02-17-2018 03:42 PM

Hi,
I’m in the process of redoing my kitchen cabinets.
I have built new doors and drawers, sanded and prepared the existing face frames and cabinet boxes.
Next stop in spraying.
I have a Fuji Mini Mite 3 with both a suction and gravity feed cups, which is new to me.
I have done some practice with the Fuji system to get comfortable with the settings, control of the gun, etc.
The question I have is when I’m spraying inside the cabinet boxes, I’m wondering about being able to turn the gun sideways to get the walls inside and other areas where I’m not able to keep the gun level.
I assume that it will spray fine until the point that the finish inside the cup falls below the level where it can draw, then the need to refill.
So I would be interested in hearing comments about this issue, will I need to refill every 1/2 cup when using the suction cup? Will the gravity cup work better when I’m trying to spray like the upper reaches of the insides?
I have also read about the 3M PPS system, which creates pressure inside the cup and allows you to spray in any direction, but if I’m able to use what I have rather then buy additional equipment that would be preferable.

I thank you in advance and look forward to any advice and or suggustions anyone might have.

Thanks
Doug


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mahdee

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#1 posted 02-17-2018 04:02 PM

I use the gravity feed type and set it to create a broad fine spray. You don’t have to directly spray every section inside. As long as you are aiming at the general direction, everything gets a coating. You can always brush the upper parts, but I don’t think it is necessary.

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Douglasr1

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#2 posted 02-17-2018 04:32 PM

thanks for your thoughts, i guess i will just have to try it out and see how things work.
Trial and error.

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TungOil

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#3 posted 02-17-2018 08:59 PM

I spray with the backs out using the gravity cup. Works fine. But- I switched to pre-finished ply for my carcasses to avoid having to deal with spraying cabinets inside a while ago and never looked back.

-- 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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#4 posted 02-17-2018 09:07 PM



I spray with the backs out using the gravity cup. Works fine. But- I switched to pre-finished ply for my carcasses to avoid having to deal with spraying cabinets inside a while ago and never looked back.

- TungOil

Me too. Pre-finished Birch.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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John_H

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#5 posted 02-18-2018 09:39 AM

What are you spraying?

At one point I had a Fuji Q3 Pro (3 stage) and I never could get it spray latex or similar type finishes and ended up selling it. Since I already had a 60 gallon compressor, I went with a HVLP conversion gun and a small pressure pot.

The reason why I mention this is the pressure pot actually killed two birds with one stone for me. Not only does it force the heavier fluids (latex) to the gun but it sure makes painting a lot easier not having to deal with a cup attached – and it solves your problem about turning the gun (because it doesn’t matter)

I later found out that they do make a pressure pot/cup for a turbine gun. If I had known about it earlier I probably would have bought it and tried it out. It’s not cheap – but take a look

(It’s not quite the same as a pressure pot running from an air compressor. Mine has two regulators, one for the pressure going to the pot and the second one controls the pressure to the gun.) From what I have read, the setup actually works quite well, but I do not have any firsthand experience with it

You need to have a whip hose along with the regular hose for it to work. This is how it would look all connected up ready to go:

https://www.amazon.com/Fuji-5432-2Qt-Pressure-Assembly/dp/B01HOW9XUO

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Douglasr1

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#6 posted 02-18-2018 10:12 PM

Thanks everyone for your input
I think the idea of using prefinished plywood is a great idea, although i am using the original boxes and spraying them in place.
I think i will try to start out with the gravity cup and see if i cant reach most of the areas i need to.
i am just trying to get some new coverage inside not changing colors so i think i may be fine with that. thanks

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Douglasr1

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#7 posted 02-18-2018 10:16 PM

Also meant to mention that i am spraying Target Finishes HSF 5000 Primer-surfacer-filler and EM 6500 over the top of the HSF 5000

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