Will this spray gun work with my compressor ?

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Forum topic by Richard posted 03-04-2015 12:02 AM 579 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-04-2015 12:02 AM

Topic tags/keywords: spray gun

I am looking at getting a spray gun anddidn’t want to start out with to much $$ invested so I am looking at the 20 oz. HVLP Gravity Feed Air Spray Gun Central Pneumatic – item#67181 from HF but it shows needing 6cfm at 40 psi and my compressor is listed at 3.4 cfm at 40 psi .
Assuming that I would only do 1 or 2 passes and then let the compressor catch up , would it work with this gun or would I need a bigger comperssor which is not in the budget right now ?
I won’t be painting any thing very large and mostly only shop stuff so it dosen’t have to be perfect but I just wanted to try spraying a little to see if I liked it and then it would be worth investing in some better equipment if I want to keep doing it.
Also anyone tried thier HVLP Turbine unit , the price looks to good to be real if it is actualy any good.

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#1 posted 03-04-2015 12:07 AM

Those guns are only $10, so just buy one and try it out. I am guessing that it will work just fine, but like you said, you probably will need to take some pauses and let the compressor catch up. I have a couple of those guns and love them.. as good as the way more expensive ones I have, but you are limited in tip selection.


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#2 posted 03-04-2015 12:23 AM

Yes it will. I have a few of those. I also have their more expensive model and it is much better.
But these are great for the price.

You just have to wait on the compressor every so often to catchup.

I have 30gals and it works for most of my needs.

-- Jeff NJ

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#3 posted 03-04-2015 12:36 AM

It will work, then when your air compressor burns up you can buy a bigger one.
Just being sarcastic but it will put a lot of wear and tear on your compressor, especially if you try to paint anything large. Keep an eye out on it overheating while your letting it catch up.

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#4 posted 03-04-2015 02:25 AM

Thanks for the input , For the price I think it is going to be worth it to get started. Hey I have wasted $10 on other things that really didn’t have any long term use before so this can’t be that bad.
Just wondering if I can get other Tips from some other gun manufacture that will fit these guns ?

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#5 posted 03-04-2015 05:02 AM

It probably won’t work on very large projects if you’re using a fast-drying finish because you need to get a single surface covered with a wet coat. For smaller projects though, you can easily get by even with lacquer.

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