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Old 11-16-2008, 06:12 PM
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Anyone tried the Neiko HVLP spray gun?

I was thinking of purchasing an Astro LVLP EVO gravity gun because I've read some good comments for a low priced gun. The specs say that it needs 7.8 cfm @ 40 psi. I then came across the Neiko Pro HVLP 1.3 on the web. The specs for the Neiko state that it only needs 4.5 cfm @ 40 psi. They are both Chinese knock offs and could come from the same factory for all I know. Has anyone tried one of these Neiko guns? Also does anyone know the difference between the Astro EVO and the EVO-T, other than the EVO-T has a black chrome finish and appears to be a little more expensive. I am a hobbyist and occasionally do auto work. I am currently rebuilding a lightly totaled 2000 Sentra for my daughter and I have to paint the RF fender and front bumper cover. Thanks for any advice.
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I'm just an amateur but I have an Astro EVO 4014 and it is a good gun for the money IMO as many others on these forums have said. I think the EVO-T is just a privately labeled version for KBS coatings, but otherwise it is my guess it is the same. If you look at Astro's website, the EVO-T is not listed.

It seems that Neiko is a Chinese knock off company that makes everything from wrenches to jackhammers. It also seems that their product quality is on the order of HF from complaints on various web forums.

The thing about Astro, though priced a little higher, is that their quality is pretty consistent and a good step above other knock offs.
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re: Anyone tried the Neiko HVLP spray gun?

Fireboat, thanks for the info on the Astro EVO. I'm going to order the Astro tomorrow. I just returned an HF gun, poor workmanship and a huge air hog, although it had an acceptable pattern my 2 hp compressor wasn't enough to drive it. I had a lot of orange peel because of the lack of volume and pressure to atomise the paint (hence the HV in LP). I looked at several forums for feedback on the Neiko but couldn't find any. I thought the Neiko spec of 4.5 cfm @40 psi sounded optomistic anyway. By the way, are you in the fire service? I have been in the fire service for 21 years so when I registered FM was the first thing that came to mind. Anyway thanks again for the info. it will save me a lot of time chasing around.
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I have a HF 43430 gun also though I don't use it much anymore. It was an alright gun, but you are right, it is an airhog. Also, apparently tolerances vary considerably with some happy users and others that hated them.

I have never used a Neiko so I don't have first hand knowledge but found several comments elsewhere where people were unhappy with them FWIW.

Spray guns are very subjective and personal on these forums with a wide range of opinions. The main thing is to match it to your compressor like you are doing. The Astro generally earns good reviews, it is a little slow but as an amateur I like that, I don't usually get too many runs.

Yeah, I am a FF down in Miami Beach, or rather I was. I just retired after 26+ years. It was an awesome career.

Anyway, be safe when spraying. When the dept switched from MSA to Scott some years ago, I kept several facepieces (they were going to be thrown out) and improvised a fresh air system that works very well. I also wear a hood, tyvek suit and gloves. So cover up and use at least a charcoal cannister and change them out regularly.
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I have a Neiko

I have a Neiko 1.7mm gun and I love it. It works fine with my 1.5hp compressor that puts out 5.5cfm at 40psi. when the compressor kicks on I am still able to spray with no difference at all. It will build pressure and kick back off even while I am spraying so the 4.5cfm usage is close. I can leak a little if your not careful but overall a great gun for the beginner.



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Fireboat, thanks for the info on the Astro EVO. I'm going to order the Astro tomorrow. I just returned an HF gun, poor workmanship and a huge air hog, although it had an acceptable pattern my 2 hp compressor wasn't enough to drive it. I had a lot of orange peel because of the lack of volume and pressure to atomise the paint (hence the HV in LP). I looked at several forums for feedback on the Neiko but couldn't find any. I thought the Neiko spec of 4.5 cfm @40 psi sounded optomistic anyway. By the way, are you in the fire service? I have been in the fire service for 21 years so when I registered FM was the first thing that came to mind. Anyway thanks again for the info. it will save me a lot of time chasing around.
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