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Online ben_r_

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Re: My Paint Spray Setup with a Fuji MiniMite 4
« Reply #60 on: October 11, 2017, 04:47 PM »
Okay thanks guys. Just heard back from AcmeTools who contacted Fuji directly and they confirmed that the Mini-Mite 4 will come with: "a standard 25-foot hose.  Only the more powerful 5-stage models have been repackaged with a more heavily reinforced hydraulic hose."

So I guess I will pick up the 6' Flexible Whip Hose #2049F to make the setup a little more easily maneuverable.

Lastly I am thinking of picking up the 1.0mm AirCap set to use with fine clear finishes like shellac and lacquer as I was reading the 1.4mm that comes with the gun might be a bit heavy for those thinner products. What do you guys think?
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: My Paint Spray Setup with a Fuji MiniMite 4
« Reply #61 on: October 11, 2017, 05:34 PM »
Okay thanks guys. Just heard back from AcmeTools who contacted Fuji directly and they confirmed that the Mini-Mite 4 will come with: "a standard 25-foot hose.  Only the more powerful 5-stage models have been repackaged with a more heavily reinforced hydraulic hose."

So I guess I will pick up the 6' Flexible Whip Hose #2049F to make the setup a little more easily maneuverable.

Lastly I am thinking of picking up the 1.0mm AirCap set to use with fine clear finishes like shellac and lacquer as I was reading the 1.4mm that comes with the gun might be a bit heavy for those thinner products. What do you guys think?

0.8mm

Tom

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Re: My Paint Spray Setup with a Fuji MiniMite 4
« Reply #62 on: October 11, 2017, 05:37 PM »
Okay thanks guys. Just heard back from AcmeTools who contacted Fuji directly and they confirmed that the Mini-Mite 4 will come with: "a standard 25-foot hose.  Only the more powerful 5-stage models have been repackaged with a more heavily reinforced hydraulic hose."

So I guess I will pick up the 6' Flexible Whip Hose #2049F to make the setup a little more easily maneuverable.

Lastly I am thinking of picking up the 1.0mm AirCap set to use with fine clear finishes like shellac and lacquer as I was reading the 1.4mm that comes with the gun might be a bit heavy for those thinner products. What do you guys think?

0.8mm

Tom
For the GXPC gun there is no 0.8mm AirCap set. There is 0.7mm, 1.0mm, 1.4mm, 1.8mm and 2.0mm.
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Re: My Paint Spray Setup with a Fuji MiniMite 4
« Reply #63 on: October 12, 2017, 09:53 AM »
Okay thanks guys. Just heard back from AcmeTools who contacted Fuji directly and they confirmed that the Mini-Mite 4 will come with: "a standard 25-foot hose.  Only the more powerful 5-stage models have been repackaged with a more heavily reinforced hydraulic hose."

So I guess I will pick up the 6' Flexible Whip Hose #2049F to make the setup a little more easily maneuverable.

Lastly I am thinking of picking up the 1.0mm AirCap set to use with fine clear finishes like shellac and lacquer as I was reading the 1.4mm that comes with the gun might be a bit heavy for those thinner products. What do you guys think?

0.8mm

Tom
For the GXPC gun there is no 0.8mm AirCap set. There is 0.7mm, 1.0mm, 1.4mm, 1.8mm and 2.0mm.

I didn't recall it was the X series gun, sorry. When I saw 0.8, I figured T series.

Get the #2 (0.7mm).

Tom

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Re: My Paint Spray Setup with a Fuji MiniMite 4
« Reply #64 on: November 30, 2017, 09:11 PM »
Placed the order for a Fuji Mini-Mite 4 with GXPC gun yesterday. Wanted to jump on the AcmeTools 15% off. Was $670 shipped. Now I need to figure out what Aircap sets to pick up and to figure out this 3M PPS system and what parts to get for that.

I'm in the same boat.  I bought my Fuji MiniMite 4 Platinum w/T75 gun from a fuji authorized dealer on Ebay.  I've been hand painting my projects and got tired of the brush marks.  I have no clue how to spray paint and after spending about 30 minutes on this topic tells me that spraying is a little bit of science (paint mixing) and a little bit of luck with a lot of differing techniques.  The 3M PPS looks interesting and I may pick the system up so at least I can get the science part of spraying right.  Thanks all for the input.
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Offline koenbro

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Re: My Paint Spray Setup with a Fuji MiniMite 4
« Reply #65 on: November 30, 2017, 11:55 PM »
 The 3M PPS system is spectacularly convenient. I use it with a Fuji T75 and will never go back to the regular cup.


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Online Tim Raleigh

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Re: My Paint Spray Setup with a Fuji MiniMite 4
« Reply #66 on: December 01, 2017, 02:46 PM »
Ended up with Advance topcoated with KA+ MRE.


Interesting, curious why you top coated Advance with KA (Kem Aqua) and MRE (???)
Thanks
Tim

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Re: My Paint Spray Setup with a Fuji MiniMite 4
« Reply #67 on: December 06, 2017, 08:57 PM »
Ended up with Advance topcoated with KA+ MRE.


Interesting, curious why you top coated Advance with KA (Kem Aqua) and MRE (???)
Thanks
Tim

@Tim Raleigh,

I just saw this. KA+ is Kem Aqua Plus, the MRE refers to the sheen for the clears--Medium Rubbed Effect, it will have a black glass reflection of 34-38.

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Online Tim Raleigh

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Re: My Paint Spray Setup with a Fuji MiniMite 4
« Reply #68 on: December 22, 2017, 10:00 AM »
I just saw this. KA+ is Kem Aqua Plus, the MRE refers to the sheen for the clears--Medium Rubbed Effect, it will have a black glass reflection of 34-38.

Thanks Tom @tjbnwi . I should have been able to figure that out...duh.
Tim

Offline LTD

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Re: My Paint Spray Setup with a Fuji MiniMite 4
« Reply #69 on: December 22, 2017, 12:10 PM »
Just a Note of Caution when using coat hangers.  They can come apart very easy and may damage your door panel.

Also, worth viewings these on YouTube...

How to paint cabinet doors...


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Hope this helps.

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Offline Jim Kirkpatrick

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Re: My Paint Spray Setup with a Fuji MiniMite 4
« Reply #70 on: December 22, 2017, 05:04 PM »
That's a good tip about the hangers that I forgot to mention.  There's but a tiny brad holding them together.  And I like your solution of using zip ties better.  I don't have a closeup photo of mine but you can see that I used a piece of hanger wire in the middle of the hangers:


Offline LTD

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Re: My Paint Spray Setup with a Fuji MiniMite 4
« Reply #71 on: December 22, 2017, 10:14 PM »
I missed that in the picture.  Actuallly, I'm going to do both.  Wire and Nylon ties on the end.  Imagine how your day would go if you had a misshap and a door bounced of the floor.  Thank you for the idea.