Does anyone know anything about LVLP Spray Guns?

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Does anyone know anything about LVLP Spray Guns?

Post by Dkos on September 7th 2010, 10:14 am

Summit Racing has a LVLP spray gun for $65.00. Says it only needs 3-3.9 cfm. I was thinking this might work well with my little air compressor (rated 6.5 cfm @ 40 PSI) and Rustoleum. What do you think?

link: http://www.summitracing.com/search/Brand/Summit-Racing/Product-Line/Summit-Racing-LVLP-Spray-Guns/?autoview=SKU
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Post by Techmaven on September 7th 2010, 1:16 pm

The description on the website is a little vague but I'd imagine it would work ok..Given that it's LOW volume low pressure, you might just have to spray at a slower pace than a standard gun?

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Post by Dkos on September 7th 2010, 1:18 pm

there are three diffrent tips; 13.mm, 1.4mm and 1.7mm. Which should I use?
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Post by retired plumber on September 9th 2010, 6:37 pm

1.3 tip is for the top coats. The 1.7 tip has a larger hole which is usually used for primer and heavy bodied paints. However I have used both sizes and they will both work with either type of paint but are best with the above instructions.
I've havent heard about a LVLP gun. If you get it you will have to let us know how it works. I have a hvlp gun and my compressor is just a bit bigger than yours and sometimes I have to stop and let the compressor catch up. I can easily tell because the paint dosen't atomized as well as it does with the proper pressure.
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Post by Dkos on September 12th 2010, 11:18 am

I only want to buy one...would it make sense to buy the 1.4mm?
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Post by retired plumber on September 13th 2010, 9:29 pm

That would be my choice.
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