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Help! Minimum equipment needed? LPHV or old school?

Discussion in 'Paint and Body' started by saburai, Aug 20, 2020.

  1. saburai

    saburai Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    I did a bunch of research, it seems like the air required is pretty slim. But still, I'm a bit worried that my minimal compressor will work for more than small jobs but I'm pondering running a pancake compressor in the mix by adding a additional air storage tank and feeding both to the tank. I'll put a two stage dryer after the tank and a little disicant dryer just before the gun
    Ghetto paint shop...
    I'll let you know as soon as I manage to roll this eight ball off my shoulders...
     
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    Shame you're down there, I have a spare air tank in the barn.
     
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    I dont but there's one on Amazon for about 500, fuji semi-pro 2 that has good reviews and you could always return it within 30 days
     
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    Yes, I was poking around Amazon and saw those. There are many options available, but let's see how the LPLV sprayit does first....
     
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    My buddy has a shop does nothing but restos and he swears by the cheap harbor freight cup guns pretty sure I have the same 40 dollar set he does only difference is his are clean lol but he does like 2 full restos a year and they are nice cars think he has a 40s Willis on his rotisserie tight now
     
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    The issue with all the old school as well as hplv guns is that you need quite a large compressor to drive them effectively. The LPLV Sprayit gun that I bought allegedly can run on a lot less pressure and CFM. We shall see...
     

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