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    smaller gun??

    pictures and links to what yu use to get into tight spaces to spray finish..
    am looking to get a detail gun, but they are sayun that they have a 1.1 needle and wont that be to small to spray lacquer and the finishes we wood workers use? the gravity feed gun i know use has a 1.4 needle and i have to thin the finish to get it to go threw right.. yet tod has a 2gt pressure pot and he can spray straight stuff, dont know his needle size.. am looking at a reasonble system am not looking at a devilblis quality yet? maybe i should be though karl are yu listening?
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    Larry I have a HVLP system with a 2 gal pot I'll sell ya. I do not use it any more. It needs new hoses. I only use it for 3 years and decided to go with the cup guns. The cups just take a little practice to get use to and also using the different angles of spray. If you get over spray brown paper bag the over spray and then just wax.
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    dave if yu dont need a two gallon pot i surely dont either i dont spray near as much as yu do ... i am just needing to get in that small spaces better.. any idea why the other setup i told you about with the 2 gt pot would squirt so heavy would a needle being to big cause that on thin material? or is a pressure issue?
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    Both pressure and needle size. It sounds like you need a smaller needle. Are you spraying with a turbine ? Or from a compressor?
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    I'm in and out of the office all day. I have a leather top with tooling I need to repair the tooling. Very small brushes and very time consuming. The good part of this is the tooling was done with paint not gilding.
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    compressor dave, the turbine is in storage..had around 40 to the pot and the reg on the gun was at around 5 to 10
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    Can you use a cup gun ? The problem with the gravity feeders is you can not twist the gun into positioning it to get into corners as you move through the piece.
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    i have in the past,, maybe i need to go back there?? so what are the advantages on gravity feed gun??? i was told to use them because that was what i was taught on by some one with more knowledge than me at the time and still for that matter.. before that i had used a cup gun..maybe the cost was his reasoning???
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    I can not tell you honestly because I have never used one. I took one look at the gravity feed gun and knew I could not get into places I needed to. I turn the gun side ways and for brief second upside down. But when I do that I need to do a serous cleaning job on the gun. It dose not happen often but when I need to the cup can handle it.
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    Larry I was taught to set the pot pressure (with no atomization air[kink the hose]) to make the fluid stream to squirt out about 2 to 3 feet in front of nozzle and that pressure will change with different viscosity of fluid.

    (what they really said is no further that you can pee) hope I didn't violate the CoC but that is what the big boys told me.

    This is what I was taught from the boys at Spray Equipment not sure if they are up you way or not.
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