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Forum topic by Gene Howe posted 06-25-2013 01:05 PM 558 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gene Howe

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06-25-2013 01:05 PM

I have an unused and inexpensive HVLP unit with which I want to spray Defthane clear.
Are their any precautions I should be aware of? Will it need to be thinned?
Thanks, folks.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton


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Earlextech

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#1 posted 06-25-2013 01:09 PM

Deft sprays great with HVLP, just make sure you stir it gently with a stick. Even if it sits in the gun for 15 minutes without spraying you will need to stir it again.

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

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#2 posted 06-25-2013 04:32 PM

Gene, I will sometimes thin laquer 25% as it comes from the can (brushing laquer right)? For the firt two or three coats, then full strength. I am not real sure there is a lot of benifit, but I have been MORE than pleased with the result.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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clarkanderson12

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#3 posted 06-25-2013 04:38 PM

thanks for the post

-- clark

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#4 posted 06-25-2013 05:02 PM

I have had good luck with Deft Poly sprayed with a gravity feed HVLP gun.
With a 1.5 mm nozzle set, I sprayed the poly straight out of the can. You can thin it, but with my equipment I didn’t need to.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Gene Howe

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#5 posted 06-25-2013 11:29 PM

Thanks for the help guys.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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