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Old 10-06-2010, 10:24 AM   #1
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HVLP Turbine Or Conversion Gun?


I have a small cabinet finishing job coming up which requires a lacquer over a NGR dye. I want to spray the doors in my shop but need to upgrade from the POS gun I have now.

I don't get into refinishing often but want to get a fine finish on these doors and want something to take on more of these jobs when they come along.

I'm pretty sure I can do it but want to get opinions on wether I should look into a non bleeder conversion gun or a turbine. I already have the compressor with separators in my shop and also have a small portable compressor if I needed to do small on-site stuff.

Here is the gun I was considering, Wagner softspray conversion gun


As far as turbine systems, I have no idea. I was thinking of either the Graco 3900 or the Wagner Control Spray +. They seem cheap though. Remember, I don't do this often (maybe 1 or 2 times a year) but I would like to be able to offer it occasionally on smaller stuff.
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Old 10-06-2010, 05:55 PM   #2
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What, 31 views and nobody has an opinion?

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I only have airless.

Would you rather have no advice, or crappy advice?
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That's because finishing is not a subject most guys will know about on a contracting forum.

I know a lot about the subject.

What is it you would like to know?
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I have used a 212 tip with the pressure turned way down in my Graco. This provides mixed results depending on what product you are using. I would go the HVLP route. HVLP is a little finer and if you sand in between coats you can control the final outcome better.

What product are you spraying?
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I use an older Titan turbine system with Graco HVLP guns. Mostly, I use it for entry doors, and the 1-Qt siphon pot works fine. When we've got a house full of trim and doors, I switch it over to a pressure pot system. I like the turbine system for it's flexibility and portability. It's handy when I have to go on a job and spray one 12-inch sidelight, for instance. Jobs like that make me glad that I don't have to drag around a compressor.

We've used this system for water-borne polyurethane, pre-catalysed lacquer, alkyd enamel, and aniline dyes.

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