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Forum topic by Coleby posted 07-08-2011 01:14 AM 954 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-08-2011 01:14 AM

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I have a binks siphon gun and compressor. I have no booth but I can spray outside. I am finishing a newly built gun cabinet. Am I good to spray and what products will likely suit me best??? Thanks

-- Dean,

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Steven H

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#1 posted 07-08-2011 03:11 AM

Spray 40 sample pieces first than the cabinet.

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#2 posted 07-08-2011 11:15 PM

Look into General Finishes, they all have good results. Find them at Woodcraft.

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

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#3 posted 07-09-2011 12:00 AM

I totally agree with Steven, practice,practice and more practice on scraps or cardboard. I only spray water base lacquor and my favorate is Target Coatings.

-- TheOldTimer,Chandler Arizona

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#4 posted 07-09-2011 01:05 AM

Is it a good idea to use a linseed oil on my cabinet and then lacquer or poly it?? Or are they not compatable

-- Dean,

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#5 posted 07-09-2011 01:26 AM

I’m sure you’ll hear it a million times. But Jeff Jewitt has a book called Spray Finishing made simple. It helped me alot.

Fine Woodworking also had a book called “Taunton’s Complete Illustrated Guide to Finishing” That book is also helpful in determining what is compatible and different techniques. But if you plan to spray, Jeff Jewitt’s book helped me alot.

And practice, or you may end up doing what I did the first time I sprayed… sanded it all off, and practiced on something else, and then sprayed again. :)

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#6 posted 07-09-2011 03:50 AM

what binks gun do u have a model 7 or a 2001?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#7 posted 07-09-2011 04:15 AM

The Jocks have asked good questions so I’ll just tell what works for me. I have a Binks 37 gun, had it for about 30 years still works great. I now use Deft clear wood finish that is thinned with lacquer thinner. I shoot the stuff thinned a little at about 40 psi and I adjust my fan pattern regularly. Practice also helps. Good luck—-bob

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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#8 posted 07-09-2011 06:57 PM

Assuming your compressor is big enough, you should be fine. I use Binks #7 and 2001 on my siphon guns and 2001 on my pressure pots.

I use Gemini Coatings, but there are lots of good brands. M L Campbell is good. If you have a local professional paint supplier, start there . That’s much easier than having lacquer shipped.

Be sure it’s not raining—LOL

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#9 posted 07-11-2011 07:21 PM

Just a quick recommendation, if you are going to use BLO to pop the grain, I would use a 1lb. cut of shellac as a sealer prior to spraying your lacquor. Shellac is a finish that is compatable with all finishes.

-- TheOldTimer,Chandler Arizona

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