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Old 12-17-2005, 12:49 AM
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1.4 Hvlp

I have just acquired a HVLP gun to replace the high pressure gun I am used to.
I have a large compressor (approx 15cfm, 3hp etc) so that will provide enough air.
I would like to know what things I need to be aware of in using HVLP instead of the high pressure guns which I am used to. Is there anywhere I can find this info on the net, or can someone give a quick lesson.
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Jeremy

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Surely someone out there can tell me the difference between using HVLP as opposed to a std high pressure gun.
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Main difference with hvlp is the air pressure setting and spray distance. You need to know how much inlet pressure is required to get 10psi at the tip while material is flowing through the gun. Info should be in the gun manual. If you need 30psi inlet to get 10psi at the air cap you should load some paint in the gun and using a gauge on the gun itself adjust the pressure to 30 psi. with material flowing through gun, adjust fan, move in a little closer than you are used to with the conventional and spray.

Testing your compressor: With no material in the gun pull the trigger and hold for about 5-10 mins with gun set on correct inlet pressure (30psi). Watch the pressure gauge on the gun while trigger is pulled. You may need to bring pressure up a bit while testing. If you can keep 30psi for that length of time then your compressor most likely will work fine with that gun without running out of air.
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