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sprayer info needed please

im thinking of buying a new sprayer. any thoughts on entry level sprayers ?
i usually hand rub oil based polyurethane or minwax antique oil. what can i spray that will look like it was hand rubbed ?

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The sprayers I use is Harbor Freight's #97855 siphon sprayer. It doesn't spray some automotive finishes very well but sprays wood finish great.
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The sprayers I use is Harbor Freight's #97855 siphon sprayer. It doesn't spray some automotive finishes very well but sprays wood finish great.
I think that several of us on here use that gun. I only use with lacquer, but it is fine for that.

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Originally, I used a mouth spray. Then have used piezo sprayers as cheap.
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im thinking of buying a new sprayer. any thoughts on entry level sprayers ?
i usually hand rub oil based polyurethane or minwax antique oil. what can i spray that will look like it was hand rubbed ?

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Hand rubbed means different things to different people. To me, hand rubbed is a finish that appears to be "close to the wood" when done. Therefore, I would use a finish that has no more than a 15 sheen as my final coat, and no more than 2 coats of finish. The 2 coats will keep the look close to the wood with little build from your lacquer.

When I am looking for a "high build and smooth finish", I usually do 3-4 coats of lacquer, making sure that I sand the last coat as smooth as I possibly with 240 then go back and lightly sand again with 320,doing all this without sanding thru.....then I do a flow coat of lacquer, which means thinning the lacquer about 25%, then laying down an even coat. It will look and feel smooth as glass when done properly.
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Does not work on automotive finishes?

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The sprayers I use is Harbor Freight's #97855 siphon sprayer. It doesn't spray some automotive finishes very well but sprays wood finish great.
I had no issues with this gun ... upper left corner on the table, spraying a 2 part, one step white on this truck hood:



The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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I had no issues with this gun ... upper left corner on the table, spraying a 2 part, one step white on this truck hood:


I've been painting cars with HF sprayers too however I think you would admit it would be a little easier with a gun that atomizes better.
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I have not sprayed cars. I love my Apollo conversion gun. I do wish I had gotten the turbine too. Less adjustment before getting the pattern right.
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will it spray polyurethane ?

what do i use to clean it ?

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Yeah...Randy is spot-on about "Hand-Rubbed"
Using "his" basic technique as described above.....you may like the look of 3 coats of Gloss with 1-2 coats of Satin for the final.
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will it spray polyurethane ?

what do i use to clean it ?

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Any sprayer will spray polyurethane. You could clean the gun with paint thinner however it would take a large volume to get it all. I usually clean a sprayer with lacquer thinner. I usually keep some used thinner to run through a gun first and then follow with some clean thinner.
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