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Old 05-21-2006, 04:43 PM
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Anyone familir with LVLP paint guns?

Has anyone used any of the newer LVLP guns that have appeared on the market lately? I discovered them on another forum, and the Astro Pneumatic line of guns were well recommended for those of us with limited budgets and smaller-sized compressors. The prices also low enough that one wouldn't be out too much if they were less than acceptable. Here is the link to them at Spraygunworld:

Of course, if I were doing paint for a living, then the better DeVilbis and Sata guns would be the way to go, but as I may never do another car after this one, a weel-made lower-priced unit makes more sense.

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I have been thinking allot about that LVLP too. Having a less powered compressor and a homemade booth, I hear these are also great for home hobbyist & help with less over spray. Some say it takes a little getting used to, and its a little different then compliant an HVLP's. Heres one thread talking about the Astro EVO with some good results, especially for those like us. It mentions when you buy from Spray Gun World, it shows a pic with the regulator, which it doesn't include in the price. Shows some results and good reviews so far.

Having an air hog hvlp, I want to do a test from what I learned from the (Sharpe) Doctor Gun. Holding the gun full trigger at the recommended settings for 2 minutes, and if theres any pressure drop, theres not enough cfm for good atomization and problems should be expected. So if thats the case, I will definitely give this gun a shot.
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Iwata's LPH-400 is a good example of excellent performance without the need for large volume of air.
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