What to look for when buying a used HVLP sprayer ???

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Forum topic by indychip posted 06-23-2013 12:55 PM 1160 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-23-2013 12:55 PM

I have been wanting to expand my woodworking knowledge and get an HVLP sprayer. I cant afford the ones that cost hundreds of dollars. so I have been looking at something like this:

I found a used one on craigslist for $50. Seller says he has used it a few times and is 1 year old. Without actually spraying paint or other stuff, how can I check to see if this is in working condition? What should I look for? Thanks

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#1 posted 06-23-2013 03:30 PM

I have one of these and for $50 you can’t go wrong. I bought a couple extra spray cups with lids for storage and use the one that came with the gun for cleaning and storage. You should be able to fill the cup of the used one with water and test spray it to see if it works or the nozzle is plugged from lack of cleaning. A burned up motor or a plugged tip is about all I think could go wrong these. I would also check the hose for air leakage when test spraying.

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#2 posted 06-23-2013 03:35 PM

Try spraying water through the gun. If that will spray then there should not be any clogs.

When I went looking for a entry level HVLP system I was told to stay away from plastic guns. There was something about one type of finish that could interact with the plastic.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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