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Old 09-17-2011, 04:57 PM
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Default Re: Spray Equipment: Air powered conventional/HVLP vs. Turbine HVLP vs. Airless vs. A

I do both conventional and HVLP. An airless unit, IMHO, would only be
applicable for production runs and you need to develop a different touch
than that of conventional cup guns. Also you have all that product in the
hose to deal with at some point in the process. If you are asked to use
a conversion or catalyzed product with a limited potlife, that means you have to clean the hoses right after you are done spraying. The HVLP is portable and you don't have to worry about moisture in the lines. My experience is that the conventional will leave a smoother finish on average but not always. If your wet sanding and buffing out the finish than that isn't much of an issue. If you go with the HVLP buy the cleaning kit that
goes with it.

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