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Old October 8th, 2010, 01:16 PM
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HPLV sprayers

What do you know about HPLV sprayers?
Any recommendations for a kind of cheap unit?
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Old October 8th, 2010, 09:57 PM
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I have a cheap $80 AST-GF14S, which has been replaced by QUL114, which is $85 or so. Mine works really well.
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Old October 10th, 2010, 01:18 PM
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I bought a cheap one at Tool King (same as the one from Harbor Freight). Painted my whole truck with it. Couple tricks--use a very big air compressor. I have a 5hp 80 gal and found it just suitable. Also, I ran 1/2" pipe from compressor to areas in my garage--where I plug in my hose for the gun is about 25' and it helps cool off the air and remove condensation from the gun (in addition to using a dryer/oil separator). Warm air causes issues. Dry cool air is better.
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Old October 11th, 2010, 11:24 PM
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Look on eBay I bought De Vilbus Pant and Primer set last year for a decent price...
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Old October 12th, 2010, 09:40 AM
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What do you know about HPLV sprayers?
Any recommendations for a kind of cheap unit?
What are you painting? whole truck or just detail work?
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Old October 12th, 2010, 11:19 AM
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Painting the truck. I want to spray the Series 1. And spray the top half of the ambulance white (still thinking)

I have been eyeballing the Wagner HPLV. I can find it for around 100$
http://www.wagnerspraytech.com/porta...43206,747.html

It seems to get great reviews... but the 'wagner' part gets to me.

My father in law has a De Vilbus but I though it was time to just buy a sprayer. Plus he is 3 hours away.
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Old October 12th, 2010, 11:30 AM
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i bought this kit a little while back and while I haven't painted an entire car, I have used it for some decent sized jobs (painted all of the interior panels and trunk area of my '69 Mustang). I like having the detail gun for small jobs so you don't waste paint, but Eastwood also sells a kit that includes two full size guns for the same price.

http://www.eastwood.com/devilbiss-au...up-system.html

I'm sure you've done your homework but make sure you have the proper air source and filter for whatever gun you go with.
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Old October 20th, 2010, 04:25 PM
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I assume you are looking for a HVLP and not a HPLV, correct?

Contact Gleem Paint (www.gleempaint.com). I bought my Campbell Hausfeld system from them: http://www.gleempaint.com/ch-hv1001-hvlp-system.html . At the time, they recommended it over the Wagner Control Spray unit. It worked great spraying CARC-substitute enamel.

These are now out of stock, but they may have a recommended replacement (like the Wagner Control Spray Plus).
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Old October 20th, 2010, 04:29 PM
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I assume you are looking for a HVLP and not a HPLV, correct?
Thats funny...you are correct. I saw your build thread and was inspired. I bought a Campbell Hausfeld- HV-2002 and we will see how it goes!
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Old October 20th, 2010, 08:07 PM
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The HV-2002 looks like the current version of the HV-1001 that I bought. I thought it was awesome. Collect some big pieces of cardboard to use as test-spray pieces first to get the hang of it and get everything adjusted properly. Resist the temptation to lay the paint on too thick by adjusting the paint feed way up. Keep the paint feed a little low and use the speed of your pass with the gun to control how heavy of a coat you put down.

Get a good respirator, wear a Tyvek suit with a hood and gloves and don't forget your safety glasses. I wore a good respirator, a short sleeve t-shirt and long pants. That's it (well I was wearing sock & shoes too). I had to wash my arms, face & hair with Xylol when I was done. Not fun. Learn from my mistake.
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Old November 18th, 2010, 05:28 PM
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I bought a gun/compressor system called an Earlex. It is made in the UK! (so it is probably going to rust...)

But really, it is a great design. It is very small and recirculates air rather than having a huge compressor/tank. I had used other traditional systems and this gun sprays the same if not better (the gun is exactly like a regular LPHV gun) but the compressor is tiny and silent.

I have never painted a whole car, but I have done large coverage and I highly recommend it.
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Old November 18th, 2010, 05:59 PM
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Question is, where are you going to paint your car?
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Old November 18th, 2010, 07:18 PM
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In my garage, with the door open while spraying. It will be done in pieces. Only the tub is not coming off.
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