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Thread: needle size?

  1. #1
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    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan

    needle size?

    what size of needle to use for magna max lacquer in a hvlp pressure pot gun.. i think i have a 1.3 in there now but can get a 1.8? what size combo do you use and do you thin or not..
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    Reno NV
    getting ready to do some spraying myself, will be watching with interest.
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  3. #3
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    Dec 2006
    RETIRED(!) in Austintown, Ohio
    Don't know about Magna Max - solvent based, I presume? - but EM6000, right out of the can, goes nicely through a gravity feed HVLP gun with a 1.2mm tip.

    I've used a 1.5mm tip for EM1000 sealer.

    Do you have a viscosity cup? If so, just thin the Magna Max to whatever viscosity your gun manufacturer recommends.
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