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Forum topic by 3Ts posted 01-02-2012 07:48 PM 1052 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-02-2012 07:48 PM

I am alooking to purchase a HVLP turbine system. I finsh projects with oil base polyurathane and was looking to start spraying a finish. I am in the process of completely redoing my wife’s kitchen cabinets. I am looking at the Fuji Q4 system. Does anyone have any experence with this system or any other systems?
Any help is appreciated.

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#1 posted 01-03-2012 03:57 AM

I’ve got the Fuji Mini-Mite with the XT Gun and absolutely love it. The Q4 has another turbine stage and is quieter – so the Q4 is win-win all around.
I don’t know what your set up is or the environmental laws in your area, but if you’re spraying, waterborne has quick sanding/recoat times in the right conditions, however it doesn’t give the same depth of colour that pre-cat or ac catalysed lacquer, or polyurethane does.
The only problems I’ve had with the Fuji gun are with the bronze nipple for the pressure tube on top of the pot lid furring up using a/c lacquer, and the pressure pipe/check valve can block up no matter what you use. Order a spare air pressure regulator as well, (the black fitting between hose and gun) as they can break (I’ve gone thru 2 in 4 years).

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#2 posted 01-06-2012 04:46 AM

I have a FUji Mini Mite also. It is a great gun. I made an external filter box for it since it pulls so much air into the unit the on-board filters don’t really get everything. I also wrapped the hose in plastic so I don’t have to try to clean it if I spray latex. Clean up is really easy for water based stuff or polyurethane. Lacquer and other finishes with more exotic solvents can get a bit smelly and then what do you do with the dirty solvent? The only other issue I have is that I hate to get it all out for a small project. It sprays so well and quickly that I spend more time setting up and cleaning up than I do spraying. I also thin just a bit to help with the droplet size. You have to keep moving and fast or you will get drips and sags.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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