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    HVLP Unit Recommondations

    Hello, I'm looking for some recommend or share experience with HVLP units. We had an old Graco 3-stage that finally shot craps, I was happy with it but it's 12 years old, I'm sure there is new tech out there.

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    Neil, it would help if you can indicate what you want to spray, your budget and whether you have a compressor capable of supporting HVLP as these will impact the recommendations :-)

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    Sorry for the sparse details. I do have a compressor capable of a cup gun but what I'm looking for is a turbine unit for on-site work. We would most likely be spraying enamel paint and clear finishes.

    I'm looking for a turbine unit, budget is not much of a consideration within reason.

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    As budget is not much of a consideration and you want portable, any of the lead brands 4 stage turbines would work - Fuji and Apollo come to mind of the ones I've used and seen recommended - sure other members will chip in with their favorites. I know some like the 3M systems with their disposable cup liners for easy clean up. 3 stage would work as well but you might have to thin viscous liquids. A good 3 stage is around $5-700 whereas a 4 stage is $800 and up. There are also 5 stage systems from Apollo around $1200 and up. I currently have a Fuji Mini-Mite 3 stage and it does everything I need very well.

    There was a thread about LVLP recently which has even less overspray than HVLP which you might want to look into. As I understand it this is a fairly new tech found in some Japanese brand guns

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    I have a Fuji Platinum Q5 that I use with the 3M PPS system. Works great. Jeff Jewitt at Homestead Finishing is a great source of advice and very helpful. I recommending calling him.

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