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Forum topic by Toddmc posted 03-05-2009 11:05 PM 737 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Toddmc

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03-05-2009 11:05 PM

I am new to lumberjocks, and just signed on as a member today. I have been reading posts for a couple of weeks now and have really enjoyed the site thus far.

My questions is about HVLP sprayers, I am interested in learning more about them and not sure where to start. What kinds of finishes are able to be sprayed by the HVLP, what is better siphon or gravity feed, and what size compressor is needed to run them. I did see that there are sprayers that attach to an air compressor and there are also sprayers that are complete systems that do not require a compressor but cost a LOT of money. what is really needed vice what is overkill for an amature who finishes about 2-4 projects a month and does not have a huge budget.


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#1 posted 03-05-2009 11:14 PM

I have the HVLP that is a complete system. I paid about $199.00 for mine and I really like it. I have sprayed oil base as well as water based paint and all types of stains and finishes through my unit. I really like it because the air that comes from the motor to the gun is warm air and helps dry the piece that I am spraying quicker. I’ve used this unit for about 6 years now and I have not had any trouble with it. By the way it is a wagoner HVLP unit.

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