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JonfromCa

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08-19-2019 01:09 PM

I’m looking to buy a HVLP to spray a variety of finishes. Mainly spar varnish, I’m hoping to use it for latex and other paint also. All suggestions are welcome.

-- Jon, east bay California


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Chad_B

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#1 posted 08-19-2019 02:10 PM

I have had god luck with the cheap HF gun. I have used it for poly and stain.
https://www.harborfreight.com/air-tools-compressors/air-spray-guns/20-fl-oz-hvlp-gravity-feed-air-spray-gun-62300.html

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#2 posted 08-19-2019 02:38 PM

If you have an air compressor that can run the HF guns, go with one of those.
If not, look at the Earlex 6003. I use one for water based finishes, and it works great.
HVLP can spray thinned latex paint, but an airless will generally do it better and faster.

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#3 posted 08-19-2019 08:50 PM

Fuji for varnish and anything that thin. Airless for latex and other “wall” paints.

-- Grant Wilkinson, Ottawa ON

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#4 posted 08-19-2019 08:56 PM

The purple HF gun for anything thin and a cheap Tacklife electric paint sprayer for latex. Straining funnels for anything in either of them.

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#5 posted 08-19-2019 09:42 PM

Best $10 spray gun you will find.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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JonfromCa

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#6 posted 08-20-2019 04:20 AM

I was expecting $500 comments. Ill go to harbor freight and pick up the purple hf gun tomorrow. Thanks.

-- Jon, east bay California

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#7 posted 08-20-2019 04:49 AM

As said if you have a compressor, there are a ton of good serviceable guns you could use. HF has a few of them, and Cheeeep too.

Overall though I think that the Earlex 5500’s are a great way to get into spraying. Top end product, with awesome support. I’ve had 2 smallish problems, and they just sent me a whole new kit each time. I don’t know how you top that. They came quicker than Prime from Amazoo too.

The tool, and the company aside, they have a LOT of video at YouTube showing how to do a LOT of different things with your 5500. You don’t get that with a HF spray gun. I haven’t seen that with those thousands of dollar systems either, unless they tell you the secret handshake to see them when you buy.

-- Think safe, be safe

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MrUnix

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#8 posted 08-20-2019 04:59 AM

I was expecting $500 comments. Ill go to harbor freight and pick up the purple hf gun tomorrow. Thanks.
- JonfromCa

There is a super coupon for it right now – so it’s only $9.99



Get that coupon and more from here.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: I’ve seen the exact same gun (same embossed model number on the gun and everything, but anodized in a different color) being sold at a couple of different auto parts stores. One had them priced at $69.99!

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#9 posted 08-20-2019 05:27 AM

Echo the HF Purple Gun.

Would suggest looking at the YouTube video(s) about how to clean it up.

Mine was in dire need of cleaning and de-burring. About 30 minutes later, have a very nice spray gun.

Best regards,
JK

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