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Scomel Basses

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08-13-2014 04:39 PM

I’m going to get an HVLP system and I’m looking at the Earlex 5500 and the Fuji 2202. The Fuji is $100 more but it has more power and is a non-bleeder so I’m leaning in that direction. Looking for opinions and real world comparisons. I will be spraying mostly water bourne clear coat finishes. Thanks!


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retfr8flyr

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#1 posted 08-13-2014 05:03 PM

I have the Earlex 6900 and I am very happy with it. It’s more then the 5500 but is a 3 stage turbine, with more pressure.

-- Earl

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#2 posted 08-13-2014 05:07 PM

A better comparison would be our 6002, not the 5500. http://www.sprayport.com/

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

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Scomel Basses

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#3 posted 08-13-2014 06:04 PM

In looking at the specs, the Fuji looks better on paper than the 6002. The 6003 looks good but is about $150 more than the Fuji. I didn’t see a price for the 6002.

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Earlextech

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#4 posted 08-13-2014 06:49 PM

Scomel, The 6002 is $449. Could you be more specific about what looks better on paper? I don’t see it. Also, that $150 gets you three stages instead of two.

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

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freddy1962

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#5 posted 08-13-2014 07:18 PM

You might want to check this company out. USA made, quality stuff. I used this spray equipment from ‘98-’02, back when I did a lot of antique refinishing.

http://www.kwickkleen.com/index.php/finishing-equipment-c-106?page=1&sort=2a&osCsid=d0d86007176255a84935202baf2ba57f

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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Scomel Basses

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#6 posted 08-13-2014 07:20 PM

According to the page you linked, the 6002 is a 2 stage and the 6003 is the 3 stage. 6002 compared to the Fuji, which is $50 cheaper, the Fuji has more power so on paper appears better. I’m sure the 6003 is better than the Fuji, 3 stages to2, but I guess I’m wondering if it’s $150 better. From what I’m reading the Fuji should spray the water bourne finishes very well.

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Earlextech

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#7 posted 08-13-2014 08:28 PM

If by power, you mean PSI, don’t be fooled by the Fuji claim that it is spraying at 10 psi. It takes a 5 stage turbine to put out 10psi. The 6002 is rated at 4.5psi and the 6003 is 5.5psi. Also, the Fuji hose, while it would survive a truck rolling over it, is very heavy, the Earlex hose is the lightest weight hose available.

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

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#8 posted 08-13-2014 08:59 PM

For a few bucks more a quality USA made product isn’t even considered?

http://www.kwickkleen.com/product_info.php/american-turbine-spray-system-1000-p-9315?osCsid=d0d86007176255a84935202baf2ba57f

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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Scomel Basses

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#9 posted 08-13-2014 09:18 PM

Earlextech, thanks for the info. Certainly things I need to consider.

freddy1962, being new to finishing, I’ve never heard of the kwickkleen company. Looks to be a nice unit but quite a bit more than just few bucks more expensive.

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freddy1962

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#10 posted 08-13-2014 09:48 PM

That’s cool Scomel. Just letting you know and everyone else, that their are quality USA made units available. Kwikleen is a distributor, AMERICAN TURBINE is the company that manufactures them. I’ve used their products and they are outstanding. Two other shops in my area use them as well. A lot of refinishing people…this is their money maker. Plus you’re helping a USA company, workforce and their families.

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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Scott Landry

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#11 posted 08-28-2014 03:16 AM

I use a Fuji and it is top notch. It is a high end sprayer, but the one you have looks like a quality unit that was not available when I got mine. Fuji makes good stuff. I would buy another spray system from them again in a heartbeat.

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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exelectrician

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#12 posted 08-28-2014 07:24 AM

I have the Capspray 5000 from Sherman Williams which I like.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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