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Offline 3PedalMINI

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Emtech 6500 Spray w/airless?
« on: March 24, 2019, 09:14 PM »
Emtech 6500, Is it ok to be sprayed airless? I have 210/310 FFLP tips. Target coatings website says "use medium tip"

I had a failed attempt shooting HSF5000 with my HVLP and I dont want to risk it with the 6500 after I spend hours "fixing" the attempt.
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Offline Pnw painter

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Re: Emtech 6500 Spray w/airless?
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2019, 11:26 PM »
Load up your sprayer and try it on a sample piece. I don’t see why an airless wouldn’t work well if you can’t get it to spray correctly with your HVLP. I’m guessing it’s too thick for your HVLP.


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Offline escan

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Re: Emtech 6500 Spray w/airless?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2019, 08:43 AM »
I spray emtech primer and tinted lacquer with an AAA unit. I upgraded after my apollo 5 Turbine hvlp struggled and spit that primer out. So much more control now.

Never used your unit, so hard to say but I can spray airless with the AAA and it is fast and heavy with FF tips. I had to lay my panels dead level to avoid sag/puddling. Spraying vertical would be a challenge.

Offline 3PedalMINI

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Re: Emtech 6500 Spray w/airless?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2019, 08:06 PM »
Shot the cabinet today using the airless and FFLP310.

I fought sagging/runs but was able to wetsand them out, 2nd coat went nearly perfect as I moved ALOT quicker. The finish on this is just spectacular. I have a few minor problem areas but they are not visible.

Im considering laying a clear coat ontop to bring the sheen up, not sure though.
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Offline live4ever

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Re: Emtech 6500 Spray w/airless?
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2019, 12:56 AM »
I may have missed this in a previous post, but could you share with which HVLP unit you were having trouble with the 6500 and which airless you're using now?
Current systainer to productivity ratio:  very high

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Emtech 6500 Spray w/airless?
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2019, 08:52 AM »
I may have missed this in a previous post, but could you share with which HVLP unit you were having trouble with the 6500 and which airless you're using now?

@live4ever

Info was in another thread.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/finishing/failed-hvlp-attempt-advice/

Tom

Offline live4ever

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Re: Emtech 6500 Spray w/airless?
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2019, 06:22 PM »
Ah, thanks Tom.
Current systainer to productivity ratio:  very high