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bob2



Joined: 06 Dec 2007
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Location: Malta

PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:05 pm    Post subject: HVLP spray systems Reply with quote

What do you people think about HVLP spray systems, I was thinking of buying such a system to spray components like wheels, petrol tanks and the like, surely it'd be cheaper than buyin spray cans in the long run, probably could be used to patch up bodywork as well, but would it be pushing it too much trying to do a whole car with it?

This is a link to such a system;
http://www.alibaba.com/product-free/110553248/Fuji_2809_G_XPC_Super_4.html
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imfinlay



Joined: 26 Aug 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had one of the first Apollo Spray units (http://www.apollospray.co.uk/). It was OK, but the gun was cheap and nasty and didn't use standard compressed air fittings so I could't buy a better one. I don't know if there's a standard HVLP fitting, but make sure whatever you buy is compatible.
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D4B



Joined: 28 Dec 2010
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Location: Hampshire UK

PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hers a link to one of the most basic type and does use standard
type PCL adaptors.

When I worked for Brown Brothers as a sales rep this is the sort of
gun the independant body repair shops would buy.... (though it
would be sold as a bodyline brand.

http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/product/details/ap16gf-gravity-fed-spray-gun/path/spray-guns-spraying-equipment-air-brushes

However the professional boys usually went for Devilbliss:

http://www.devilbiss.com/

Good Luck with it anyhow Cool
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bob2



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

imfinlay, did the system work fine though, I mean when spraying, was it consistent and keeping on flowing?
what was the orange peel like?
And wasn't it possible to find an adapter for use with a better gun?

D4B, is that only the gun though?
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