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Antique Tractor Paint and Bodywork

HVLP gun help please

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Tempola

11-10-2013 17:02:02
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I have a problem with the Harbor F reight HVLP automotive spray gun.
I am painting a tractor with the van scycle paint, thinned with napatha, per the directions on the can, the gun is spraying the paint far too course, not completely atomizing the paint. The panel I painted coming from the rattle can is much smoother....which is really sad,! What am I doing wrong? Paint too thick? Air pressure wrong?

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JohnDeereJimOhio

11-17-2013 14:14:33
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 Re: HVLP gun help please in reply to Tempola, 11-10-2013 17:02:02  

Tempola, I used that gun on my G pulling tractor and it turned out great. However I used John Deere Classic green and then napa thinner and hardner. I used 16 oz paint 3 oz hardener and 1 oz thinner. I watched the east wood video to set up my gun as it was my first time painting. I am really happy with it and will use it for my next one. I also used the cheap harbor freight compressor and never had issues.

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Dick L

11-11-2013 08:47:45
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 Re: HVLP gun help please in reply to Tempola, 11-10-2013 17:02:02  
Try watching the Eastwood video's. They give good basics. May not help but you won't know without watching both.



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glennster

11-11-2013 08:05:50
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 Re: HVLP gun help please in reply to Tempola, 11-10-2013 17:02:02  
your gun may have too small of a tip. dont know if you can get a larger tip for the hf gun, you may try thinning out the paint a little more on a test panel and see what happens.



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dr sportster

11-11-2013 07:28:01
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 Re: HVLP gun help please in reply to Tempola, 11-10-2013 17:02:02  
If you hold the gun too far back from the surface some of the atomized droplets rejoin and get too big . Try holding the gun sideways and spray and look at where it is most atomized . Thats probably how far off the panel you want to spray.[I have a Harbor freight gun I paid 9 dollars for but I'm afarid to use it . I would switch to the gun you know sprays well]



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pat sublett

11-10-2013 17:49:04
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 Re: HVLP gun help please in reply to Tempola, 11-10-2013 17:02:02  
A HVLP (high volume low pressure) takes a big compressor. If your compressor doesn't maintain at least 12 cubic ft. per minute, you have the wrong kind of gun.



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Tempola

11-10-2013 19:10:48
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 Re: HVLP gun help please in reply to pat sublett, 11-10-2013 17:49:04  
Sounds like I may want to bring out my cheapie old sipion fed campbell hausfield...always did a good job



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CNKS

11-11-2013 14:21:50
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 Re: HVLP gun help please in reply to Tempola, 11-10-2013 19:10:48  
Are you setting the air pressure at the max amount at the gun as stated on the gun or in the instructions?

Are you setting the pattern AND the fluid flow at their maximum settings? Do that and the air pressure as above and you don't need to make any further adjustments, it is NOT set up like a siphon gun. Also you need to move the gun slower than siphon.



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Dick L

11-11-2013 08:51:11
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 Re: HVLP gun help please in reply to Tempola, 11-10-2013 19:10:48  
This one might be a better one.



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