Capspray HVLP Turbine Lacquar and Primer

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Forum topic by savbooks posted 03-14-2010 02:44 AM 1984 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-14-2010 02:44 AM

I have a Capspray 3 Stage Turbine sprayer and I have been spraying Lacquar for about 3 years. I have started building more custom bookcases out of Plywood and was looking to set up one gun dedicated to spraying primer. I been using your basic store bought Kilz primer but it is much thicker that lacquar so I guess it would need to be thinned.

If anyone is using a Turbine sprayer with a siphon cup setup and you are working with primer than please pass your setup on. Any tips will help.

-- Savbooks

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#1 posted 03-14-2010 02:24 PM

I don’t have that model, but most spray guns work best when the material is of a certain viscosity. See if you can find a cheap Ford #4, or any other viscosity cup ( the actual one doesn’t much matter) Then time the lacquer that sprays will, and dilute the primer to get a similar reading. If you have a different sized spray tip, you can try that.

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#2 posted 03-29-2010 12:11 AM

I use Mohawk tinted lacquers for primer. It works great and no fussing with different tips and thinners. I do however have a seperate gun for different materails. One for stains, one for primers and one for clear lacquer. I thin mine 10% and it works fine with my CH 3 stage turbine.

-- Owner of custom millwork shop

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