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Chris

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07-06-2011 05:37 PM

Topic tags/keywords: hvlp spray finishing

I was just given this spray gun and was wondering if a Filter/Separator and regulator would be required between the gun and the compressor. Or would I be OK just having it directly connected to the compressor?

I would like to use it to apply dye to a large project as well as finish.

Thanks in advance for any advice…

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein


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Loren

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#1 posted 07-06-2011 06:01 PM

You’ll want to filter out oil, dirt and water in the line. Best to use a brand
new hose, imo.

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Earlextech

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#2 posted 07-06-2011 07:32 PM

Absolutely you need both. The compressor should be set at 45 psi and the gun at 10 psi. And yes, all of the problems of using compressed air are still present. You need to filter, block and separate all of the impurities out of the line before the gun.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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Chris

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#3 posted 07-06-2011 11:00 PM

Thanks guy’s; I appreciate the advice!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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