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Offline Mikey f

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Help !Kem Aqua virgin ! Any advise PLEASE!
« on: February 06, 2016, 11:05 AM »
I finally got some kem Aqua in my hands! It took me a while to find but after a few calls , then getting past to a rep. Then  driving  a hour I finnaly have it in my hands.

I am planning on spraying it with my Fuji mini mite 4 I will be shooting it with t-series syphon gun.I have the stock 1.3mm and 1.8mm air cap.

I got the surfacer and kem Aqua plus white, and will be spray some cabinet for a family member.
Plan of attack
Degrease with tsp.
Sand 120
Wipe with tack cloth
Spray surface then sand with 220
Give two coats of kem Aqua plus white.

Any tips or tricks would be appreciated! Thank you .
 
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2016, 10:21 AM »
Not sure if you have used your recipie above or not yet as this was posted some time ago, but I wouldn't use a tack cloth as they are for solvent based coatings and will create problems when used with water Bourne coatings. Use distilled water and a lint less cloth or synthetic rag to wipe down after sanding. You don't have to sand to 220.
You will probably find that you can spray the pigmented Kem Aqua with your Mini 4 and a larger cap set, but you will have to thin it. You will get better atomization, thinner mil, less runs and drips if you use a pressure pot and a smaller cap set.
Sorry 'bout the late response.
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2016, 12:20 PM »
A little KA+ White. Sprayed them this morning with a Q4 and T-70.

The MM 4 has the same turbine as my Q4.

I use diluted dishwashing liquid to wash the cabinets. Rinse and dry well, blow out all crevasse, you can use the MM 4 as a blower.

I'd do the prep sand with 180 Granat with the ETS 125 and RTS. Any hand work would be with the HKC. All connected to a CT. You do not mention the type of wood, you may have to use a grain filler to get things smoothed out. You may have to do an overlay on the exposed side panels, they may be a vinyl cover over the substrate. 

Surfacer--spray straight using the 1.8 air cap set. Sand with 240 between coats, use two coats, final sand with 240 prior to top coat. If you must thin it, no more than 2% (you should not need to thin it at all).

The KA+ White---1.0mm air cap set, thin with General Finish Enduro Extender up to 10% (no more than). Start at 5% see how it holds the vertical surfaces. Do not exceed 4 wet mills, if you do, lift the runs with masking tape. KA+ White does not lay down real pretty unless thinned a little, just the nature of the beast. This is one product where I prefer the Extender over WW fluid or water.

I also apologize for the delayed response, I did not see your post until Tim responded.

(I think Seth or Peter will fix the photo)

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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2016, 09:38 PM »
Just my experience here...whatever Tom says is pretty much always right. Every piece of help/advice he's ever provided has been either dead on or always on the safe side. Maybe have to spray a little more,but rarely have I had to redo anything following  his instructions.
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2016, 06:00 PM »
Tim and Tom  thank you for your wisdom.
I had already sprayed them it went well.

I also took down the bulkheads
Sanded down popcorn ceiling with planex plaster smooth.
Installed new l.e.d pot lights
New counters/ tile backsplash/ crown/vallence.

The painting went alright, i spray kem+white with 1.8 no thinning.
I will try the extender next time

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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2016, 07:58 AM »
Nice update!  You brought that 80's? Kitchen to his century!
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2016, 02:55 PM »
I had already sprayed them it went well.

Good to hear it went well.

I also took down the bulkheads
Sanded down popcorn ceiling with planex plaster smooth.
Installed new l.e.d pot lights
New counters/ tile backsplash/ crown/vallence.

There's a lot of hard work there.

The painting went alright, i spray kem+white with 1.8 no thinning.
I will try the extender next time

Do you want to try the extender because it was slow going or were there other issues?
Tim

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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2016, 06:51 AM »


Do you want to try the extender because it was slow going or were there other issues?
Tim
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Hey Tim the spraying went well, I just want see if it help flow a bit better. I did not have any orange peal but if it was really hot I could see it drying to fast.  Thanks again for your help.


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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2016, 01:22 PM »
Not sure if you have used your recipie above or not yet as this was posted some time ago, but I wouldn't use a tack cloth as they are for solvent based coatings and will create problems when used with water Bourne coatings. Use distilled water and a lint less cloth or synthetic rag to wipe down after sanding. You don't have to sand to 220.
You will probably find that you can spray the pigmented Kem Aqua with your Mini 4 and a larger cap set, but you will have to thin it. You will get better atomization, thinner mil, less runs and drips if you use a pressure pot and a smaller cap set.
Sorry 'bout the late response.
Tim
How does the use of a pressure pot affect runs and drips?
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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2016, 02:40 PM »
How does the use of a pressure pot affect runs and drips?

If your machine is under powered (low pressure) and you are spraying higher viscosity coatings and you thin it you are more prone to runs and drips. Obviously this depends on operator skill and experience and the orientation of the part being sprayed.
A pressure pot allows you to spray higher viscosity coatings without thinning. With the higher pressure than is normally achieved with a turbine HVLP, a pressure pot will allow you to better atomization heavier viscosity coatings allowing for a thinner mil coating.
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« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2016, 03:06 PM »
If your machine is under powered (low pressure) and you are spraying higher viscosity coatings and you thin it you are more prone to runs and drips. Obviously this depends on operator skill and experience and the orientation of the part being sprayed.
A pressure pot allows you to spray higher viscosity coatings without thinning. With the higher pressure than is normally achieved with a turbine HVLP, a pressure pot will allow you to better atomization heavier viscosity coatings allowing for a thinner mil coating.
Tim
Using a "standard" pressure pot with a turbine setup, you are still using low pressure to your gun.  Pressure on the PP just pushes the product up the much longer route to the gun where viscosity really matters.  A PP just gives you a bigger product supply with a ability to aim your gun easily in all directions without possibly tilting away from the product level in a smaller cup.

I question your point only because I'm never read this anywhere before.

In fact, some PP like a Fuji 2 quart use the same turbine pressure.
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« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2016, 06:27 PM »
Using a "standard" pressure pot with a turbine setup, you are still using low pressure to your gun. 
I use a compressor with the pressure pot at 12-15lbs. At that pressure I am getting more than twice the pressure behind the coating than I would with just the turbine. All the pressure and air flow generated by the turbine is used to atomize the coating. No pressure from the turbine is diverted to the pot.

Pressure on the PP just pushes the product up the much longer route to the gun where viscosity really matters.  A PP just gives you a bigger product supply with a ability to aim your gun easily in all directions without possibly tilting away from the product level in a smaller cup.

True. But none of the pressure from the turbine is used for this and in some cases the pressure from the turbine is incapable of keeping enough coating at the tip of the gun to spray with any speed.
I question your point only because I'm never read this anywhere before.

No worries. My comments are only based on observation and usage.
I could be totally wrong and it's just my imagination.

In fact, some PP like a Fuji 2 quart use the same turbine pressure.

Yes. I am aware of the Fuji 2 quart cups. I don't think that approach adds a lot of value other than the points you made about larger product supply and tilting away from the product supply. PPS cups and liners allow you to avoid the tilting issue, so the only advantage to the Fuji 2 quart cup is volume supply.


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« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2016, 07:12 PM »
I use a compressor with the pressure pot at 12-15lbs. At that pressure I am getting more than twice the pressure behind the coating than I would with just the turbine. All the pressure and air flow generated by the turbine is used to atomize the coating. No pressure from the turbine is diverted to the pot.

Yes, that's the way a generic PP works.

True. But none of the pressure from the turbine is used for this and in some cases the pressure from the turbine is incapable of keeping enough coating at the tip of the gun to spray with any speed.
In that case, you need to thin the product.

No worries. My comments are only based on observation and usage.
I could be totally wrong and it's just my imagination.
A daily occurrence for me!!

Yes. I am aware of the Fuji 2 quart cups. I don't think that approach adds a lot of value other than the points you made about larger product supply and tilting away from the product supply. PPS cups and liners allow you to avoid the tilting issue, so the only advantage to the Fuji 2 quart cup is volume supply.

As far as I know that's the only advantage to any PP.  You are just separating or extending the cup form it's normal position.  I modified a Graco PP system used on their handheld airless to use a Fuji Gxpc gun with a Q4 Gold turbine.  Since the airless system it has to be primed so there are two lines to the PP.  I plugged the return line because it's not used but this creates an small issue.  The PP is powered by a 9V battery and the pump creates only 10psi supposedly.  When the pump is started, air is trapped in the paint supply line so I need to depress the gun trigger with the turbine off normally till the product makes its merry way to the gun.  I start the turbine just prior to making a mess, check the pattern, etc.

The last time I did was when the latex paint I was trying to use with the airless kept on plugging the tip up and it worked without any physical straining or thinning.
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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2016, 09:27 PM »
My (very) few cents (or lack of sense) on the pressure pot.

Fluid delivery to the air cap is the primary issue with a turbine HVLP set up. The fewer the stages of the turbine the lesser the pressure to the cup/fluid. Even with a 4 or 5 stage turbine the best one can hope for is 11 pounds of pressure on the fluid.

The ways I know of to increase fluid flow to the nozzle/needle are thinning or applying more pressure. Increasing nozzle/needle size does nothing to increase fluid flow to the assembly. I feel an air cap set that is to large hurts the application process.

Thinning affects the body and chemistry of the product.

The cups on my guns get full turbine pressure whether the trigger is being pulled or not. I modified the pressure line so it is tied into the hose from the turbine before the restriction valve that connects to the gun. Even at full pressure from the turbine there are some latex paints it will not deliver well at full body.

With a pressure pot, the pressure can be increased on the fluid to get the fluid to the nozzle/needle. Ultimately that's the goal. This can be a two edge sword---to much pressure and the fluid can be forced past the air cap to quickly for the air to finish the atomization process.

Earlier I made the statement that to large of an air cap set can hurt the process. This restriction is the first place the fluid begins to break up. If the "restriction" is to large the process of breaking up the fluid may not be what it should be. There are times I will go one size up or down on the air cap in relation to the needle/nozzle in the gun.

When I have to shoot more than 3 quarts of a product at a time I use a pressure pot with an auto mixer.

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« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2016, 11:10 PM »
My (very) few cents (or lack of sense) on the pressure pot.

Fluid delivery to the air cap is the primary issue with a turbine HVLP set up. The fewer the stages of the turbine the lesser the pressure to the cup/fluid. Even with a 4 or 5 stage turbine the best one can hope for is 11 pounds of pressure on the fluid.

The ways I know of to increase fluid flow to the nozzle/needle are thinning or applying more pressure. Increasing nozzle/needle size does nothing to increase fluid flow to the assembly. I feel an air cap set that is to large hurts the application process.

Thinning affects the body and chemistry of the product.

The cups on my guns get full turbine pressure whether the trigger is being pulled or not. I modified the pressure line so it is tied into the hose from the turbine before the restriction valve that connects to the gun. Even at full pressure from the turbine there are some latex paints it will not deliver well at full body.

With a pressure pot, the pressure can be increased on the fluid to get the fluid to the nozzle/needle. Ultimately that's the goal. This can be a two edge sword---to much pressure and the fluid can be forced past the air cap to quickly for the air to finish the atomization process.

Earlier I made the statement that to large of an air cap set can hurt the process. This restriction is the first place the fluid begins to break up. If the "restriction" is to large the process of breaking up the fluid may not be what it should be. There are times I will go one size up or down on the air cap in relation to the needle/nozzle in the gun.

When I have to shoot more than 3 quarts of a product at a time I use a pressure pot with an auto mixer.

Tom
What kind and/or brand of spray gun are you talking about?

If I follow this correctly, you have the pressure paint line from the pot also going to the guns turbine input?

I've converted all pressure tube barb fittings to push to connect type as I hate those fittings-
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« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2016, 11:42 PM »
My (very) few cents (or lack of sense) on the pressure pot.

Fluid delivery to the air cap is the primary issue with a turbine HVLP set up. The fewer the stages of the turbine the lesser the pressure to the cup/fluid. Even with a 4 or 5 stage turbine the best one can hope for is 11 pounds of pressure on the fluid.

The ways I know of to increase fluid flow to the nozzle/needle are thinning or applying more pressure. Increasing nozzle/needle size does nothing to increase fluid flow to the assembly. I feel an air cap set that is to large hurts the application process.

Thinning affects the body and chemistry of the product.

The cups on my guns get full turbine pressure whether the trigger is being pulled or not. I modified the pressure line so it is tied into the hose from the turbine before the restriction valve that connects to the gun. Even at full pressure from the turbine there are some latex paints it will not deliver well at full body.

With a pressure pot, the pressure can be increased on the fluid to get the fluid to the nozzle/needle. Ultimately that's the goal. This can be a two edge sword---to much pressure and the fluid can be forced past the air cap to quickly for the air to finish the atomization process.

Earlier I made the statement that to large of an air cap set can hurt the process. This restriction is the first place the fluid begins to break up. If the "restriction" is to large the process of breaking up the fluid may not be what it should be. There are times I will go one size up or down on the air cap in relation to the needle/nozzle in the gun.

When I have to shoot more than 3 quarts of a product at a time I use a pressure pot with an auto mixer.

Tom
What kind and/or brand of spray gun are you talking about?

If I follow this correctly, you have the pressure paint line from the pot also going to the guns turbine input?

I've converted all pressure tube barb fittings to push to connect type as I hate those fittings-

Fuji T-70 is the gun I use with the pressure pot. I also have 2 G-Xpc guns. My turbine is a Fuji Q-4.

Air pressure to the pot is supplied via a Rolair Jc-10 or an Emglo 2 hp. compressor. Air line to the pot air regulator, fluid line from pot to where the cup would go on the T-70. Atomization air is supplied to the gun with the Q4 turbine. The turbine hose goes where it normally would.

The only pressure tube connection I have to be concerned with is the hose to the PPS cup. I use a silicone hose check valve to cup. The guns pressure tube ports are blocked by check valves installed backwards. When the gun is connected to the pot, I remove the fitting with the cup pressure line.

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« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2016, 09:47 AM »
Tom:

Gosh, don't want to go OT too much plus highjack this thread but that's your PPS system in the bottom picture.  The connection to your gun, is that a steel against steel fitting?  Those steel to steel fittings have a tendency to loosen easily, do you have that issue with it?
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« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2016, 10:01 AM »
Tom:

Gosh, don't want to go OT too much plus highjack this thread but that's your PPS system in the bottom picture.  The connection to your gun, is that a steel against steel fitting?  Those steel to steel fittings have a tendency to loosen easily, do you have that issue with it?

Yes, one of 3. All connect to the cup the same way.

Brass on steel----nope, no issues with loosening or leaking at all.

I'm pretty sure this thread has long ago been hijacked ;)

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« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2016, 10:54 AM »
Yes, one of 3. All connect to the cup the same way.

Brass on steel----nope, no issues with loosening or leaking at all.

I'm pretty sure this thread has long ago been hijacked ;)

Tom

Thanks, I found your YouTube videos, I believe you are using a 8oz cup with a Gxpc gun in this video, I see now that is states an 8oz cup.


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The so-called Fuji steel "L" fittings, I have three I think, they either leak or loosen up when used with a 1qt cup or pressure pot line.  I found a brass 1/4" swivel to 3/8" NPT fitting and would need to use a 3/8" NPT 90 with on Amazon but 6-9 weeks delivery.  Ordered two on 2/27 with a shipping date of 4/25!!  [scared]
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« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2016, 11:33 AM »
@wptski

Bill,

Are you referring to the cup to gun fitting? If so the stock fitting has not been on any of my guns for a very long time.

On the G-Xpc guns the fittings are #10 3M PPS fittings. The T-70 takes a #18 PPS fitting. No issues with these coming loose.

In the video you linked it is an 8 once PPS cup. In that cup I can use a 3 or 8 ounce liner. In the quart cup shown in the previous post I can use a 28 or 32 ounce liner.

If you have not seen or used the 3M PPS system look into it. I would not be without it.

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« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2016, 11:58 AM »
@wptski

Bill,

Are you referring to the cup to gun fitting? If so the stock fitting has not been on any of my guns for a very long time.

On the G-Xpc guns the fittings are #10 3M PPS fittings. The T-70 takes a #18 PPS fitting. No issues with these coming loose.

In the video you linked it is an 8 once PPS cup. In that cup I can use a 3 or 8 ounce liner. In the quart cup shown in the previous post I can use a 28 or 32 ounce liner.

If you have not seen or used the 3M PPS system look into it. I would not be without it.

Tom
It's the steel 1/4" swivel to a 90 deg 3/8" NPT which Fuji calls their "L" adapter.  Nobody makes that in brass but as I stated, I at least found the swivel part in brass and a brass 90 can be found anywhere.  Here's what I mean: "L" fitting

I just ordered a mini PPS package kit(8oz) for the Gxpc. 
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« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2016, 12:44 PM »
If you have not seen or used the 3M PPS system look into it. I would not be without it.

Thanks for the tip.  I really like the looks of that!

http://3mcollision.com/products/featured-products/pps
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« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2016, 01:42 PM »
@wptski

Bill,

Are you referring to the cup to gun fitting? If so the stock fitting has not been on any of my guns for a very long time.

On the G-Xpc guns the fittings are #10 3M PPS fittings. The T-70 takes a #18 PPS fitting. No issues with these coming loose.

In the video you linked it is an 8 once PPS cup. In that cup I can use a 3 or 8 ounce liner. In the quart cup shown in the previous post I can use a 28 or 32 ounce liner.

If you have not seen or used the 3M PPS system look into it. I would not be without it.

Tom
It's the steel 1/4" swivel to a 90 deg 3/8" NPT which Fuji calls their "L" adapter.  Nobody makes that in brass but as I stated, I at least found the swivel part in brass and a brass 90 can be found anywhere.  Here's what I mean: "L" fitting

I just ordered a mini PPS package kit(8oz) for the Gxpc.

I leave the 90º fitting very slightly loose so I can rotate the cup.

Did you order the #10 adapter for the gun to PPS cup? If not the cup will not go on the gun.

The PPS adapters are steel. I have not had one loosen to a point where it leaked.

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« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2016, 01:44 PM »
Waterbornes spray better through the blue lids with the 125 micron filter. The clear lids have 200 micron filters and work better with solvents.

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« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2016, 02:16 PM »

I leave the 90º fitting very slightly loose so I can rotate the cup.

Did you order the #10 adapter for the gun to PPS cup? If not the cup will not go on the gun.

The PPS adapters are steel. I have not had one loosen to a point where it leaked.

Tom
It's a package deal from a Fuji dealer I got my Q4 Gold from for the Gxpc so it comes with the #10 adapter.

I wonder why they mate steel to steel on stuff like this???  The OEM Gxpc cup has a brass male seat to mate to the steel fluid intake fitting. 

Now the lids, I totally missed the different filters but looking at the part numbers against 3M numbers they are clear 200m and he's not showing any mini 125m.  By waterborne working better with 125m filter, what do you exactly mean?

PS, I can't email my dealer as it appears Yahoo mail is hardly working at all and in fact I read that Yahoo search isn't either.
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« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2016, 02:34 PM »
The waterborne finishes are normally thicker than the solvent finished. The larger filter media allows the fluid to pass through better. I have sprayed waterborne through the 200 micron lids, slows you down a bit.

If it was Phelps he had the blue lids. I believe Jeff at Homestead has them also.

Even with the filters in the lids, I run the products through a strainer.

Again, no issues with the fittings at all.

Tom

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« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2016, 03:05 PM »
The waterborne finishes are normally thicker than the solvent finished. The larger filter media allows the fluid to pass through better. I have sprayed waterborne through the 200 micron lids, slows you down a bit.

If it was Phelps he had the blue lids. I believe Jeff at Homestead has them also.

Even with the filters in the lids, I run the products through a strainer.

Again, no issues with the fittings at all.

Tom
That's what I was thinking but something is wrong as a 200 micron(.0078") is larger than 125 micron(.0049") so who's thinking backwards here? [big grin]

Yep, it was from Roger Phelps but his kit doesn't specify the filter size but in the individual filters, nothing but clear filters and 3m doesn't even show the HO or pressurized PPS cup kit.  Roger is just piecing this kit, I assume.
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« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2016, 04:53 PM »
The waterborne finishes are normally thicker than the solvent finished. The larger filter media allows the fluid to pass through better. I have sprayed waterborne through the 200 micron lids, slows you down a bit.

If it was Phelps he had the blue lids. I believe Jeff at Homestead has them also.

Even with the filters in the lids, I run the products through a strainer.

Again, no issues with the fittings at all.

Tom
That's what I was thinking but something is wrong as a 200 micron(.0078") is larger than 125 micron(.0049") so who's thinking backwards here? [big grin]

Yep, it was from Roger Phelps but his kit doesn't specify the filter size but in the individual filters, nothing but clear filters and 3m doesn't even show the HO or pressurized PPS cup kit.  Roger is just piecing this kit, I assume.

Me--I'll have to look into it.

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« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2016, 05:00 PM »
The waterborne finishes are normally thicker than the solvent finished.

Other than the addition of more solids, water has a greater density than most solvents (DNAPLs such as chlorinated solvents and PCB's are heavier), it takes more energy to evaporate and to displace water than a solvent.

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« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2016, 08:05 PM »
I've decided to upgrade to the Q5 and am intrigued by the 3M system.  For the T75 gun it looks like I'll need the large cup, #2 adapter, and the large liners with the 125 filter.

For those of you that use/have used the system:

Anything I'm missing to get started?
I strain all of my finish first so will the system work with the filter removed?
Have you found the benefits of the system to be worth your time and money?
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