I purchased the Q5 because the deal was to good to pass up. I'm still looking at getting a AAA system though. I will eventually use my HVLP for small jobs like staining, applying poly on small items and small paint projects.
I still need to do a bit more research and make arrangements to go see a demo of CA Technologies H2O Waterbourne system.
I would probably do the same thing if I found the Q5 at a good price. Let me know what you think of the setup when spraying BM Advance
Happy New Year!
Well I just tried BM Advance tinted grey, which makes it thicker then pure white out of the can, and the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter. Now, a lot of people will say forget Advance and spray Kem Aqua or the equivalent, but I am determine to figure out the proper combination to get a great finish. So the testing continues.
First I tried at 2mm needle, thin 20% with distilled water and my T70 siphon gun. Not a bad finish resulted from this but still not happy.
Second test, I tried a 2.5mm needle, thinned 10% with distilled water and used my Earlex Pro 8 gun and was able to lay a thin wet coat. Great atomization from a $160.00 gun. it looked great when wet. No roughness.
I have done other test with a 1.8 and 1.5 needle in my T70 and got crappy rough finish. Not enough pressure is generated in the cup, even with a 5 stage.
This paint does not like small orifices. If you have a compressor setup and can get lots of pressure, then you can force it through, but if you have an HVLP setup you will need a larger needle. DO NOT THIN THIS PAINT MORE THEN 10%. It does alter the chemistry of the paint.
Next test, no thinning, 2.5mil needle and my Earlex gun.
Cheers and Happy New Year to everyone.