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Old 04-28-2010, 07:13 AM
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Husky Pro HVLP?

I've been spraying a conventional Develbiss for a long time and thought I'd try a HVLP. I decided to try the 100.00 Home Depot Husky Pro HVLP because if I don't like it, I can return it no questions asked.

So, I threw some cheap rustoleum black paint in it and did some test patterns. For never using a HVLP I immediately liked the thing and got it to lay the paint with no orange peel. The gun was easy to use and the patterns were uniform. I had to crank the air pressure up to 40-45 lbs to get a glassy finish though. What kind of air pressure do some of the better HVLP guns use to get a good finish? Anyone else have the gun and what do you think?
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Most if not all the cheap HVLP guns are Chinese knockoffs, some work very well some don't. There has been tons of discussion on this forum about the Harbor Freight 46430 gun. People have either had very good luck with it or it's the worse piece of junk they have ever seen. I am in the camp of having good luck with it as I painted my 34 with it. At $39 you could buy several of those guns.

Having said that I think you spending $100 on that gun was a little overpriced as I am quite sure it's a Chinese knockoff. I am glad you are having good luck with that gun however, I hope it serves you well.

The air pressure I wound up using on my HF gun was about 35-40 for the base and 40-45 for the clear.

FWIW, this should have been posted in the "Body" forum.

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Sorry I posted in the wrong spot. Yeah... I am learning more about how they work...having enough CFM at the compressor is a requirement for HVLP.
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I was looking at that gun ...it really looked nice and had a good feel to it.BUT a devilbis is only a couple bucks more...Didnt get it...Let us know how it works on a car...
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So far I've only shot primer through it so I can't give it a complete thumbs up. Seems to be a good gun.
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I have tried that husky unit......I also have the Devilbiss that isn't much more. I would spend the extra money on the Devilbiss....the Husky actually works pretty good, but in the end its basically just another chinese knockoff.
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which devillbiss gun are you comparing it to?

what size tip does that Husky have? I think I looked at it and it seemed like a nice gun but the tip was like a 1.3 and I wanted something a bit bigger for spaying primer.
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