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I am planning on purchasing a HVLP spray gun and I am wondering what everyone else's opinion is on this type of gun. I have never used this type of gun yet, but would like to paint my HOTROD this following summer with one. I looked at a Craftsman model but the plastic paint can (where you put the paint) seemed kind of small (smaller than the conventional type) are they all smaller? Can you run the gun completely empty with this type (eliminating paint waste)? How much air pressure would you generally use for HVLP? Does the paint cover more area/go further with HVLP? What else can you tell me about this type of gun? THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ANYBODYS ADVICE........ <img src="graemlins/mwink.gif" border="0" alt="[mwink]" />
 

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Thats the type I looked at, it was a Sears Craftsman model. It was $130.00 and I coudn't justify spending that much on a gun without knowing how well they work. The gun I am currently using is a conventional type Campbell Hausfield model and they are sold at Wal-Mart for under $40.00. Regardless of the price,I have done some VERY good paint jobs with it. I wonder if it pays to have an expensive gun!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
 

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What kind of difference does the tip make? Bigger for thicker and smaller for thinner??????Gravity feed is the type I'm interested in. Also,if you just want to paint something small, I am assuming you can mix just a little without having to throw any away like the conventional type because since you have the keep the gun level you can't siphon all the paint out of the can. Am I right or wrong???

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What about the can, plastic vs. aluminum vs. titanium. Will the plastic can warp from thinner over time, causing it to not seal properly? Which is the easiest to keep clean? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
 
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