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Offline Flatsawn

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use a regular pot with a HVLP gun
« on: December 30, 2016, 10:19 PM »
 I would like to know if you can replace this gun with a HVLP and have it work like an HVLP should. Is it as simple as replacing the gun? This link doesn't work. I'll try to fix it.

2-quart-pressure-pot-with-gun-and-hose-black-handle-1-2mm-nozzle.html-

Thank you

Mark
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: use a regular pot with a HVLP gun
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2016, 10:28 PM »
Page not found.

Tom

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: use a regular pot with a HVLP gun
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2016, 10:37 PM »
I would like to know if you can replace this gun with a HVLP and have it work like an HVLP should. Is it as simple as replacing the gun? This link doesn't work. I'll try to fix it.

2-quart-pressure-pot-with-gun-and-hose-black-handle-1-2mm-nozzle.html-

Thank you


Mark


Found it through your hot link post.

http://www.astrotools.com/index.php/air-tools/spray-guns/2-quart-pressure-pot-with-gun-and-hose-black-handle-1-2mm-nozzle.html

That is an HVLP gun. Are you asking about using it with a turbine? If so, it should work once you figure out how to connect the hose.

Tom

Offline Flatsawn

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Re: use a regular pot with a HVLP gun
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2017, 09:15 PM »
Tom,
I don't read where it is an hvlp.
But it doesn't really matter what I really wanted to know is can you replace a regular gun with an HVLP gun in a set up like that? I have a 3 gallon pot with a regular gun and would like to switch the gun with an hvlp. Can I simply just replace the gun without doing anything special to the pot?

Thanks, Mark

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: use a regular pot with a HVLP gun
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2017, 09:18 PM »
Check the specs, it's an HVLP gun.

5-20 psi, 7 CFM

Tom

Offline Flatsawn

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Re: use a regular pot with a HVLP gun
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2017, 09:53 PM »
Check the specs, it's an HVLP gun.

5-20 psi, 7 CFM

Tom


That reads hvlp to you? That's how much I know.

So can I just change the gun on my pot?

Mark

Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: use a regular pot with a HVLP gun
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2017, 10:19 PM »
Check the specs, it's an HVLP gun.

5-20 psi, 7 CFM

I think, not certain that, that would qualify as an LVLP gun. LVLP Spray Guns utilize a lower volume (CFM) of air when compared to HVLP equipment.

Can I simply just replace the gun without doing anything special to the pot?

Mark
Yes, you can use a HVLP gun with that pot with no problem. The fluid lines and air lines are usually standard connections.
Are you planning to use a turbine driven or compressor driven HVLP gun?
You will need a compressor capable of producing around 13cfm to use a HVLP gun.
Tim

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: use a regular pot with a HVLP gun
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2017, 10:20 PM »
Devilbiss makes a gun to do exactly what you want to do.

http://www.devilbiss.com/products/spray-guns/manual-spray-guns/hvlp/compact-507-pressure-feed#LiveTabsContent2312625-lt

The Astro should work for you. Make sure your compressor will supply the CFM required for the gun.

Tom


Offline Flatsawn

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Re: use a regular pot with a HVLP gun
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2017, 09:15 PM »
Thanks guys for your response.
 I have a large enough compressor for an hvlp gun. I just sometimes need a larger amount of finish that a pot would hold and would sometimes like to use a different gun. Not having to hold it up like a siphon gun requires but upside down sometimes comes in handy.
I did learn one thing, twice, don't use a glass container in the pot   [scared]
I Didn't want to clean the pot for a small amount. The first time I thought it was a fluke the second time made me a believer [big grin]

I'll try an hvlp  gun on the pot. We'll see

Thanks Mark

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: use a regular pot with a HVLP gun
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2017, 09:36 PM »
Thanks guys for your response.
 I have a large enough compressor for an hvlp gun. I just sometimes need a larger amount of finish that a pot would hold and would sometimes like to use a different gun. Not having to hold it up like a siphon gun requires but upside down sometimes comes in handy.
I did learn one thing, twice, don't use a glass container in the pot   [scared]
I Didn't want to clean the pot for a small amount. The first time I thought it was a fluke the second time made me a believer [big grin]

I'll try an hvlp  gun on the pot. We'll see

Thanks Mark

I run an HVLP gun on a 2.5 gallon pot all the time.

Pot, Fuji Q4, Jc-10 compressor.256582-0

For small amounts, place the material in a one gallon paint can, place can in pot, place pickup in gallon can, seal, charge, spray. If you don't have a mixing blade in your pot a one quart can is possible.

To filter the product in the pot, cut up bucket strainers/filters into 6" squares, fan it over the pickup screen, hold in place with string or cable/wire tie.

Tom