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Re: To HVLP or not to HVLP

To: Stuart MacMillan <>
Subject: Re: To HVLP or not to HVLP
From: Scott Hall <>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 17:32:46 -0400 (EDT)
I have an hvlp gun, and I like it, but the people I've heard from who have
the turbine systems swear by them.  I guess you call it.


On Thu, 26 Oct 2000, Stuart MacMillan wrote:

> Well, I've got five vehicles to paint in the next couple of years and am
> trying to make a decision on what system to invest in. 
> I have a top quality standard gun and good technique with it after doing
> three cars over the years, but I am considering "upgrading."  At over
> $150/gal for auto finish systems I'm concerned that I am wasting about
> 1/3 of the paint on over spray.
> I am looking at HVLP systems from TIP and Accuspray that are turbine
> based, as well as upgrading my compressor and buying an HVLP gun.  The
> costs are similar.  I will most likely rent time in a spray booth and
> bring my own equipment.
> I welcome your comments and recommendations.  
> Stuart MacMillan

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