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Old 09-08-2017, 12:10 PM   #1
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Harbor Freight HVLP question?

Hello Everyone,

I read a thread a while back regarding painting buses. A member made some solid recommendations regarding using the HVLP gun from Harbor Freight.

Now that I am ready to buy an HVLP gun I cannot find that thread to see which one to buy.

Does anyone remember that thread? Or, have good firsthand recommendations regarding HF's HVLP offering and which one I should buy?

Thanks.

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Old 09-08-2017, 01:13 PM   #2
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You want the 2 gun kit. I'm 1/2 done painting my bus and it looks amazing. I have Binks pressure pot $$$ gun and like this better.


$48
https://www.harborfreight.com/2-pc-p...kit-60239.html

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this guy is the best

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Old 09-08-2017, 01:16 PM   #3
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I've got this rig and it's worked very well on spraying thinned deck stain for me.

https://www.harborfreight.com/high-v...kit-44677.html
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Old 09-08-2017, 02:03 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input Gentlemen.

I don't recall the one that was recommended as coming in the 2 gun kit.

But, if that one works well then I am good with it.

What paint, thinner, hardener mix are you spraying??

Thanks again.
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Old 09-08-2017, 02:12 PM   #5
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Awesome video!!

Thank you!
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Old 09-08-2017, 03:02 PM   #6
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Awesome video!!

Thank you!
The guy really explains well. I have the other HF guns, but went out and got the purple set when he suggested it- it is near foolproof. If you have a decent air compressor, this works very well. They also sell a pack of 5 disposable paint cups- wise investment.

I'm doing the Rust-Oleum route. I phosphate power washed, sanded w #220, wiped w thinner, primed w white primer (tinted blu).

Paint is:
5 parts Rust-Oleum
2 parts acetone
.3 parts enamel hardener

2 thin coats paint i think will be enough

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Old 09-08-2017, 03:13 PM   #7
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Looking good

Happy with it- can't compare to $500/gallon Imron. Plenty of orange peel here !

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no tape, first coat. freeballing it

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Dogo like paint fumes

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Old 09-08-2017, 08:08 PM   #8
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Using rustoleum andthe HF purple HVLP right now. I've used it for like 5 jobs in the past and works well imo. The two pack they sell is the same thing as the single, but the smaller gun just has a different tip size, iirc. The two videos that were posted are good. Just follow them and you should be fine.
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Old 09-09-2017, 09:52 AM   #9
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Thanks for all of the help.

I picked up the two pack at HF along with strainers and disposable cups.

Paint is looking great Rusty.
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