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    Angry Bone To Pick with Earlex...

    Just shot the first coat of finish on a nightstand, and I have to say that I have a bone to pick with Earlex. I've got one of the Earlex 5000 units.

    The way I figure it, I spent 10 minutes getting this thing ready, and 3-4 minutes cleaning up afterward and maybe 2 minutes total actually shooting the finish.

    Where is the fun in that!?
    There's usually more than one way to do it...
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    I run into the same problem with my Asturo mini HVLP gun. Doesn't really take long to set up or clean, but the spraying is over in just a couple minutes. At least if I'm doing multiple coats (which I often do when I'm using USL), I can leave everything hooked up and ready to go between coats. USL dries to the touch in just a few minutes, so I can build up a number of light coats in an afternoon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Mulder View Post
    ....The way I figure it, I spent 10 minutes getting this thing ready, and 3-4 minutes cleaning up afterward and maybe 2 minutes total actually shooting the finish. Where is the fun in that!?
    Welcome to the world of spray finishing. I even spray my woodturnings. BTW, I also have the Earlex 5000 in addition to conventional spray guns.
    If you spray something quick drying, like lacquer, you can put on all 3 coats and clean up in less than an hour. How cool is that?

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    Ole Man , I knocked out 2 coats on a dinner room table, applied finish 3 coats to 12 cherry chairs and finish to a small round table yesterday in 3 hours. Love the HVLP systems.
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    OK I give up! What is "USL" it is not on my acronym list.

    Enjoy,

    Jim
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    Jim, USL is Ultima Spray Lacquer, a waterborne acrylic lacquer that used to be sold by Target Finishes. They've replaced it with this product:

    http://www.targetcoatings.com/emtech-6000.html
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    Acrylic finishes .........I only use them on Kitchens.
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