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Old 12-16-2017, 08:13 PM
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recommendations for very low CFM spray guns

So I'm a fan of Astros but i'm currently looking for an LVLP gun and can't get clarification on whether the EVo-T is actually the air hog the specs say it is (13cfm idk how thats LVLP or why it would use more air than their HVLP but ok)
So that has me looking around. It doesn't seem like any of the big names have any guns to rival some of the cheapies as far as CFM goes.
Sprayit and Husky claim around 4 cfm
Anyone have some recommendations on a gun thats going to use about what those do?

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What is your budget for a gun... As far as CFM ratings go.... I wouldn't worry about that to much.... I'd be more concerned with what your compressor puts out.

There are brand name guns out there that are user friendly and quite affordable.
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What is your budget for a gun... As far as CFM ratings go.... I wouldn't worry about that to much.... I'd be more concerned with what your compressor puts out.

There are brand name guns out there that are user friendly and quite affordable.
Well, I'm in the scenic art business. At the shop I'm not too worried about it Where I've got an 80gallon ingersoll and an old tempermental beast of a champion I can turn on if I really need to. There I have a 3m accuspray and Some HF cheapies and some astro quls in 1.8, As well as an lph-50. I'm looking Into possibly a w400 bellairia to add to the shop. All the guns get multiple users so I don't like to have more than a couple hundred in em and anything over about $50 is locked up and signed out for the stuff that really matters, where the junk guns just won't do.

I occasionally have to do some work on site and typically I'm only going to have about 6cfm available. 8 at the very most.
So i need the least overspray and least volume I can get. Right now I use an astro 4014 in the away kit but it's been pretty abused and needs replaced and even budget tech has gotten better since I got that gun,
Considering an ANI F150 HPS,possibly the sprayit and maybe a warwick nozzle and aircap for it.
The ANI or the warwick nozzled setup would be pushing the limits.
I really don't want to have more than a couple hundred bucks in it since it's easy for it to get lost,stolen, or dropped from 20ft up ,which the 4014 survived a few times but finally broke an aircap.
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I dont use a full size onsite a lot but still need one.
My experience is that most of the minis all spray pretty well no matter what you get.My slightly tweaked HF purple minis are very,very close to my lph50
Still considering an ANI r150 or astroHvt1 or maaaaybe a used lph80 to replace the lph50 though.


The main one I'm really hunting is a low CFM full size gun for the away kit with low overspray and sub $200 price tag.
I'm not shooting show cars but i do need acceptable clear ability. The 4014 met that well. To give you an idea of the standard here.
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Sprayit and husky look good on stats even if they arent totally realistic. I bet the 4 they claim is more like 6
I would like a little better quality than those though. I thought maybe devilbiss would have something but they dont as far as I'm seeing.
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Playing with the idea of taking a belt driven portable compressor and putting a bigg drive pulley on it to spin it faster but then dropping the cutoff pressure to 60-70 psi
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