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    spraying finish in tight qtrs

    ok take a box of drawers take out the drawers and how do you spray the finish in there ? or you have a large deep shelf area 12" high and 18" deep how do you spray the top and sides and bottom without hitting one of them with hose or gun? how do you do this ??? no brushing and wiping on of poly we are talking spraying lacquer in this piece...
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    very carefully
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    I do as much spraying as possible before final assembly; i.e., drawers without the bottom installed, cabinet without the back installed. Whenever practical, I dry-assemble (as with my credenza) then break it down and finish each piece seperately.

    For small items, I have an HVLP detail sprayer sans regulator. That eliminates some of the bulk. Actually, I removed (or never installed) the regulators from all of my HVLP guns. I have a dryer and regulator at the spray area, so I set the appropriate pressure before a short flex hose.
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    that was where i was headed bill.. did that on the end table a while back but this is tighter area.. the ceiling and floor of a box area that is only 18" wide and 18" deep and 12" high is just a tad tight for me and my arm to bend like a pretzel need a real small monkey to do that stuff for me i guess
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    An option I heard some folks talk about is this:
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    You can aim it any direction in tight spots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Arnold View Post
    An option I heard some folks talk about is this:
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    You can aim it any direction in tight spots.
    dont let jay see this i got one of those and just havnt taken the time to gamble on it.. i got new hoses and all.. so i could reach alittle further.. i suppose this would be the best time to try it out on something that doesnt count for much just a box that will be used to make quilts..
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    I guess you could enlist the aid of this little guy:
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    ... just a box that will be used to make quilts..
    Oh, so along with everything else, you're a quilter?!?!?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Arnold View Post
    Oh, so along with everything else, you're a quilter?!?!?!?
    well i dont sew but i am involved in her quilting some threw design or color patterns..

    you got pm bill
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    dont let jay see this i got one of those and just havnt taken the time to gamble on it.. i got new hoses and all.. so i could reach alittle further.. i suppose this would be the best time to try it out on something that doesnt count for much just a box that will be used to make quilts..
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