I have two cheap guns, a $25 convemtional gun, and a $50 HVLP, both
from Harbor Freight. I have used the convention gun once, to paint my steel
trailer ramps. I did this ouside, and it fogged up the whole neighborhood.
I was afraid someone was going to call the EPA!!
I've since used the HVLP gun twice, once to do a fender, the other to do
a whole car. Overspray was nefligible. I painted a whole compact car with 3
paint-cups of thinned paint - about a quart of unthinned paint. Overspray
was practically nonexistant.
I don't think there's any comparison. HVLP is the way to go.
J-CON Coordinator, WM Automotive Whse Fort Worth TX
Texas Region SCCA FC #19 ITB #49
Gravity...It's Not Just a Good Idea. It's the Law.
----- Original Message -----
From: charlie kish <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, October 03, 1999 9:29 AM
Subject: paint guns
> Has anyone on the list had any experience with the HVLP type of paint
> spraying system? I am wondering how it compares to the old style of
> spray gun. I have seen these advertised and they talk of very little
> overspray and large material savings. I am wondering how the finish
> looks and goes on, any help?
> 59 half step