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Re: Looking for Rodney K. Thompson

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Al L. in Wisc.

10-03-2013 05:15:47
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Rodney; I printed the e/m you sent me regarding the air supply system and I purchased it a few years back...haven't used it yet but......

?'s are, you use DeVilbiss guns; are any HVLP, if so, are they capable of painting up and under stuff - tractor chassis and the like? You stated I should look at Sharp as they are low cfm. Searching around craigslist for used has turned up zero.

Also, how cold can I paint in? Here is SW Wisc. our average has now dropped out of the 70's. Still some good days ahead I hope with low wind. Thanks for your replies.

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Rod (NH)

10-03-2013 15:39:33
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 Re: Looking for Rodney K. Thompson in reply to Al L. in Wisc., 10-03-2013 05:15:47  
Al,

Modern DeVilbiss (and other) guns are either HVLP or "Compliant" guns or conventional, pre-HVLP guns. For a description of HVLP vs. Compliant, see here:

http://autobodystore.com/forum/showthread.php?4987-HVLP-vs-compliant-vs-conventional

The absolute best way to easily enable spraying the underside of something that can't be re-positioned (upside down painting) is to use a remote cup arrangement where the gun itself is attached to a completely separate paint cup with air and paint hoses. Another benefit of such an arrangement is your gun hand doesn't have to carry the weight of paint in the cup. The gun in such an arrangement needs to be set up for pressure feed with the appropriate fluid tip and air cap. Here's an inexpensive setup:

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200520369_200520369

Both DeVilbiss and Sharp currently have such arrangements but they would be a LOT more expensive. My own remote cup arrangement is a DeVilbiss one (conventional) that is over 30 years old. For me at least, the present cost of the same arrangement from DeVilbiss would be prohibitive - likely in the $700 plus range!

I've painted in the 50's but prefer it to be 60 deg F or above, but below 90. Sweet spot is between 70 and the low 80's. One thing that is important if you are painting outside this time of year is make sure the temperature stays well above the dew point over night. Otherwise dew could destroy the appearance. Freshly painted horizontal surfaces are especially susceptible to damage by dew. You should be able to find some good days this month for painting outside if you can move the project inside before evening.

Rod

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