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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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My new hvlp came today.I tryed spraying some cabnet doors I made with acrilic .I previously used a hp gun and compressor but too much mist for my basement shop.The earlex definatley cut that down but i must get over the learning curve quickly.I thinned 10% with water but there is a little more orange peel than I would like.Any tips for the second coat?I am picking up some flotrol (forgive me if i have spelt that wrong) tomorrow.Should I thin further or lay a thinner coat?
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read the reply at Orange Peel with HVLP Sprayer - by Sunnygirl @ LumberJocks.com ~ woodworking community from BobM001 - this may provide a solution - did not repost due to copyright issues. I also use HVLP equipment but started out on restoration cars with lacquer - made all the difference in the world.
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Check out the forum on this site Homestead Finishing Products Home Page it's run by Jeff Jewitt an expert in finishing.
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Thanks Richard
My second attempt last night(the first coat,top side) went much better,still room for improvement.I will have the things stated in the reply you posted in mind when I do my next coat.Will be using the flotrol,warming the paint and applying a thinner coat. If it improves as much as the second try did i will be very happy.
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Thanks to you as well Art,you posted while I was typing
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