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Old 09-24-2011, 07:40 PM
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Default Re: Spray Equipment: Air powered conventional/HVLP vs. Turbine HVLP vs. Airless vs. A

Nick, where are you in your search for a new spray system?

Heating the product will reduce the viscosity of almost anything and you can add the Kremlin heater to a pressure pot system but for a small shop that already has an air compressor I think a gravity fed HVLC gun is most appropriate. You can also put a small pressure pot in a double boiler like Phillip said.

Spend several $$$ on a great gun and a couple $$$ more on a variety of fluid projector sets (or just get two guns if you only use two viscosity materials). Gravity fed is good for your scale because with anything else you'll spend way more time cleaning up than spraying. DeVilbiss has a disposable gravity fed cup system, (DeKUPS) similar to the 3M cup system. Not sure if 3M has a gravity feed version.
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