Paint spray setup

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AshM
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#1 Paint spray setup

Post by AshM » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:56 pm

Any recommendations on a reasonably priced paint spray setup? Gun, compressor, etc..

Need to purchase something to repaint bulkhead, frames, inner mudshields.

Have had some nightmares with hiring in the past so would rather purchase my own this time round.

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Ash
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#2 Re: Paint spray setup

Post by Thor » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:20 pm

Check out a single phase hydrovane silent compressor 100/150 litre tank hvlp spray gun and small volume air dryer.job done :salute: you can still hear the radio and the kettle ! :Scotland:

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#3 Re: Paint spray setup

Post by 64etype » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:52 am

I recently purchased a turbine HVLP system. The five stage turbine produces 9.5 CFM. I will evaluate it during the repaint of my street rod pickup truck in my garage next week. The advantages over conventional high pressure systems and even intermediate pressure HVLP guns (using a conventional air compressor) are greatly reduced over spray and portability. The sound level is about the same as a large shop vac...a little annoying for the painter, but relatively quiet for the neighbors. Turbine HVLP compressors range from a single stage up to a the five stage units. Prices escalate with each additional stage of compression. I have read that some single stage units have difficulty atomizing higher viscosity paints such as primers and will spit globs of paint. Thinning the paint obviously helps. Turbine systems have a limited following because many hobbyists already have large compressors for air powered tools. I was drawn to the portability and low overspray because I also want to use it on my boat in the marina and boatyard environment.
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#4 Re: Paint spray setup

Post by AshM » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:23 am

Thanks both.

Let me know how you get on Eric.

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#5 Re: Paint spray setup

Post by 64etype » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:13 am

I will report back.
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