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post #1 of 2 Old 05-17-2016, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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hvlp/compressor set up


So I'm redoing my kitchen and am spraying my doors and such with primer and tinted lacquer with an hvlp gun. I have an 8 gallon compressor and it was kicking in too much for me and messing with my spray pattern.

Sooooo....I found a 36 gallon tank, got all the appropriate fittings and connected it to the 8 gallon where the bleeder valve was so that both tanks run into the regulators. I attached the bleeder valve to the 36 gallon just incase of an emergency lol

I do find that I get a little more spray time before it kicks on but thought I'd get a little more with 44 combined gallons.

Anyone have any suggestions? I'm just doing the primer now so not the biggest issue but once I start spraying the lacquer I would like a more consistent air flow if possible. Any advice would be muchly appreciated

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post #2 of 2 Old 05-17-2016, 11:49 PM
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Well actually the tinted lacquer is easier to spray than the primer. Still, since the compressor is too small for the job you will have to work on small areas at a time. With lacquer this presents a problem with lap marks. You might get you some retarder thinner to slow down the drying time of the lacquer. This also helps prevent orange peal on the spraying inside. The down side is it easier to get runs in the finish. Personally I prefer to use a pressure pot and a conventional sprayer to spray cabinets but that just uses more air.
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