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stan's52 10-09-2019 11:10 PM

Paint strainers
 
I wanted to order paint gun cup strainers. Two choices, 100 micron or 190 micron. When I buy paint the shop just tosses in a hand full. I have no idea what micron they are. I'm thinking 100 for primer, and 190 for color. your thoughts? Stan

Hipster_G 10-09-2019 11:44 PM

I usually keep some of both around because 190's can strain flake out of color. I'm not sure what the ones I get from my jobber are either but they seem to be somewhere between the two.

123pugsy 10-11-2019 05:26 AM

Paint strainers?


Never used em. Does paint usually have lumps in it?

idrivejunk 10-11-2019 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by 123pugsy (Post 4699075)
Paint strainers?


Never used em. Does paint usually have lumps in it?

Dried crumbs from containers or lids are the most common catch. I like normal pour-through strainers made of paper but an in-cup one is added insurance. As HipG said, too fine can strain out flakes in color. Those ones are for your dedicated clear gun.

I don't have a proper micron answer. Best I can do is say it depends.

123pugsy 10-11-2019 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by idrivejunk (Post 4699097)
Dried crumbs from containers or lids are the most common catch. I like normal pour-through strainers made of paper but an in-cup one is added insurance. As HipG said, too fine can strain out flakes in color. Those ones are for your dedicated clear gun.

I don't have a proper micron answer. Best I can do is say it depends.


Phew, I operate crumb free. :thumbup:

John long 10-11-2019 09:16 AM

I have read many posts where in cup strainers have caused problems as the cup gets close to empty. Especially with high viscosity paints. I filter my paint carefully as I fill my cup but run no in cup filter.

If it goes into the cup clean, it will stay that way.

John

jcclark 10-11-2019 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by 123pugsy (Post 4699075)
Paint strainers?


Never used em. Does paint usually have lumps in it?

Most paint has some stuff in it, some a lot.
I'm amazed at some of the junk I find in my strainer.
I use a metal strainer like this, they are just a dollar on Ebay.
I reuse it.
I've seen particles come off of the paper ones.


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