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Cheapy HF HVLP gun

Post by Hell_Fish on March 25th 2013, 12:15 pm

I have had one of the $15 HF guns for a while, but have not used it. I read on line that some people think there is silicone used in the assembly of the guns. If this is true, is there a way to clean out the silicone before using the gun for primer?
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Re: Cheapy HF HVLP gun

Post by 63Falconconvert on March 29th 2013, 6:32 pm

Yes, fill the cup with lacquer thinner, set your psi to 60 and run the thinner through the gun. Do this a few times and you should be good to go. I have 2 HF guns and have had great results with them. Hope this helps.
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Post by cac1967 on April 1st 2013, 9:25 pm

x 2 on the harbor freight gun's, I have 3, they just need a good bath. thumbs up
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Re: Cheapy HF HVLP gun

Post by Hell_Fish on April 2nd 2013, 10:30 am

I pulled the gun apart and need to finish cleaning it. I want a 1.5 tip for it. Anyone want to trade for a 1.4? I bought a G6600 for paint. The HF will be primer only.
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Post by Hell_Fish on April 3rd 2013, 10:23 am

Looks like the TCP G6600 tips work on the $10 HF gun.
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Post by Hell_Fish on April 10th 2013, 1:07 pm

The TCP G6600 tips and rebuild kits do work on the HF gun.
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Post by kdiddy on April 11th 2013, 8:50 pm

Hellfish,
Good to know about the interchangability of the tips.

Folks reading should know that there are two Harbor Freight gravity feed guns available. One is about $15 and is considered by many to be pretty low quality. The other runs about $40 and comes with a pressure gauge and regulator. The $40 gun is considered to be a MUCH better gun and rates extremly high on the getting more than you paid for scale. But it uses a lot of air (Like 10-12 CFM). I just noticed that HF has changed the model number on the $40 gun so all bets may be off now. **** Crying or Very sad
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Re: Cheapy HF HVLP gun

Post by Hell_Fish on May 20th 2013, 11:24 am

I was given the $15 model. If I was to have bought one, I would have gotten the $40 better version. I do like the TCP gun though.
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