HVLP vs LVLP for Urethane

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by funkymann1, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. funkymann1

    funkymann1 Tele-Holic

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    I have an 8 gallon compressor & have been using the purple gun from hf forever..everything is fine except the clear coat....problom is i notice some guns are not as easy to dial in & overspraying on 2 & 3 coat sometimes happens to easily & runs happen which im trying to avoid...again it only happens one some of the guns as i know what im doing & have been doing it for a while with this equipment...
    was wondering if anyone ever used an lvlp gun...i was checking this one out at HD & dont know if since its the cheapest of the bunch if it will be any better...

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/SPRAYIT-LVLP-Gravity-Feed-Spray-Gun-SPRAYIT-SP-33000/202977425
     
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    I believe that you get what you pay for in spray guns. If you ever use a good gun, you will never use these cheap guns again. There isn't any need to buy new. Look for a used Sata or Iwata gun. It is the only gun you will ever need, for anything. I say that being the cheapest person on this planet.

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    I tend to gravitate to the cheap guns, but what McCart said is absolutely true. There is a world of difference between my DeVilbiss guns and my "purple" guns.
     
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    I just bought the Sprayit LVLP gun a few months ago and it is my main gun now for 2k urethane.
     
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    Rano what kind of booth setup do you have for spraying 2k? Do you have to spray it outside? I had someone request a 2k finish about a month ago but I've never worked with it before so declined. Obviously like any other finish I'm sure it has a learning curve but curious of what you think of it, especially as someone who has used varathane. One of the things I liked most about varathane was that it doesn't feel like a plastic thick finish like modern polyester resin finishes. I'd be interested in giving it a shot to be able to offer a tougher finish option. Thanks for any feedback you could provide.
     
  7. Rano Bass

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    Well since I dont spray that often (about one instrument per month) I don't really have a booth.
    I spray in my garage with a side door open and the front curtain opened halfway.
    I do like it because I just need to spray 3 or 4 coats ten minutes apart to finish a whole instrument, let it dry about 24 hours and its ready to sand and buff, and it is really not as thick as polyester.
     
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    I agree with you Rano. It posses lowest over-spray level. It provides excellent services for Urethane. Sprayit LVLP spray gun is amazon's best choice. You can also check price on amazon.
     
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