Earlex HV5000 HVLP Turbine sprayer

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Earlex HV5000 HVLP Turbine sprayer

Post by 0rphan on August 1st 2012, 12:36 pm

I've bought an Earlex HV5000 turbine sprayer to try, I have done a test panel with the standard 2.0mm tip as the 1.0mm and 1.5mm tips haven't arrived yet but first impressions are that it is a quite a good bit of kit for the price laid the paint on a bit thick due to the tip but overall it is as good as a compressor only downfall is you can't adjust the airflow.

mix used 25% Mineral Spirits with 2.0mm tip


will post some pictures when I start the Sprinter with 25% acetone and 1.0mmm tip & 1.5mm tip.
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Post by retired plumber on August 5th 2012, 5:06 pm

The 2.0mm tip is really big and puts out LOTS of paint as you found out. the 1.5mm probably be your best bet but try 1.0mm also. This is one of those things you want to start small and work your way up as you feel more comfortable.
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Post by 0rphan on August 5th 2012, 5:59 pm

Cheers mike I've actually went to the 1.0mm tip for the mix I'm using with good results the 1.5m was still throwing down a fair bit of paint and its a large area I'm covering.
Only thing is with the acetone it could be drying on the tip too quickly as it's warm air feeding the gun.
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