harborfreight sprayer 1.8mm tip will it work?

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harborfreight sprayer 1.8mm tip will it work?

Post by chilli on April 16th 2011, 2:48 pm

hi
was going to roller but i can borrow one of these small harbor freight sprayers
it has a 1.8mm tip
will this be ok?
was thinking of flatting between coats
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Post by retired plumber on April 17th 2011, 5:00 pm

spraying is quicker than rolling so go for it. The 1.8mm tip is pretty huge. On a spray gun that size is used for primer and the finish coats are usually put on with a 1.3mm tip. With that being said..........moving fast will work. Just find something to practice a couple of passes on first to get the feel of it. And if there is a fluid amount adjustment, turn it down at first untill you see where you are at.
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Post by 78StangII on April 19th 2011, 4:45 pm

I used a 1.4 on my gun. The key is to practice to get a feel of how the paint lays down. Also, make sure your paint has tacked real good before spraying another coat.
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Post by ShadyOne13 on April 21st 2011, 12:11 am

I just posted a bronco I sprayed with the 1.8 tip that came with my harbor freight HVLP setup...its unsanded unbuffed so take a look you should get the same results 1:1 mix with min spirit.
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Post by RCostley on June 10th 2011, 6:46 pm

I'm currently using one. They come with additional tips. I put the 1.3 in mine.
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Post by magius231 on December 15th 2011, 1:09 pm

if you don't mind me asking, which harbor freight gun is this...the $18 one or the $99 one (http://www.harborfreight.com/high-volume-low-pressure-spray-gun-kit-44677.html)?
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