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Thread: HVLP: 3m PPS 1.0 vs 2.0 + Accuspray opinions

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    HVLP: 3m PPS 1.0 vs 2.0 + Accuspray opinions

    I have been investigating purchasing the 3m PPS cup system after some trusted recommendations. It looks great.

    There's a great deal for the 16580 kit which includes all components for the cup and an Accuspray gun with several different tips.

    But this is all the version 1 kit. Is the Version 1 acceptable or should I really hold out for the 2.0? I am not in a hot rush for this but loves me a good deal.

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    I recently bought the "whole shebang" based on John T's recommendation, but haven't put it to the test yet because the project I original wanted to use it for the first time was impractically too large to spray in my shop. The $385 or so investment will not go unused for much longer, however, and I know it's going to kick things up for me over what I have been using for nearly two decades. I can't help with the "versions" as I was unaware that was on the table. If you want to physically look at the stuff before you buy, you're welcome to do that here.
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    Jim, which kit exactly did you purchase? It must be the 1.0 version.

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    Prashun, I was recommending you buy the PPS H/O cup system for your Fuji gun, not a whole new system. Accuspray guns work quite well, but there's no need to buy one just to benefit from the PPS cup system. All you need is a H/O cup (I have the 850 ml one) with some liners and lids, and an adapter to connect it to your Fuji fun. All in you are talking no more than $150.

    Jim bought the Qualspray AM-6008 HVLP SmartPak from Homestead Finishing, with the PPS cup option. That's the gun I've been using for several years now. It's a good, mid level gun, but you need a compressor with at least 6 cfm output to drive it.

    John

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    The Accuspray version 1 kit with a few liners, 1 hard cup, several tips AND A GUN is only $180.

    Actually - here's a dumb question: can the accuspray even be used with a 2-stage turbine.?

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    What's the one you are looking at designed for? Accuspray makes guns for both compressed air and turbines.

    John

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    That 3M 16389 gun will not work with a turbine. Just go by John's recommendation, and you will be in good shape.

    I have that version 1.0 setup, but spent a lot more on different nozzles, cups, liners, and filters since that first box of stuff. If I didn't already have that, I'd get the latest version.

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    Understood, Guys. Thanks. It has been hard to get a person who knows exactly what I should order. I have a parts number list from 3m but have not been able to find a human to tell me what part to purchase.

    I will figure it out eventually.

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    This is what I needed for a semi pro 2 about a year ago:

    Adapter for m series gun: 3M 16054 PPS Adapter 18
    Cup: 3M 16124 PPS Type H/O Large Pressure Cup
    Kit: 3M 16024 PPS Large Kit with 200 Micron Filters, Clear White

    Works great, huge improvement.

    Think it was all about 150ish.

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    Ok. I'm skipping the gun and will just upgrade the cup system.

    Thanks, Shawn. I think I got it. The problem was mapping these to v2.0. Also, my projects tend to be a tad smaller, so I went with the Midi. Here's what I settled on:

    3M 1 kit/cs, PPS Series 2.0 Spray Cup System Kit, Midi (13.5 fl oz, 400 mL), 200u Micron Filter (2PS-26112) (which includes lids, liners, plugs, and a hard cup.)

    The proper 2.0 adapter is I believe : 26054 #S18

    Thanks again. Looking forward to using this on a closet project next month.

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    I'm not positive, so somebody a bit more experienced may need to weigh in, but the 2.0 was not compatible with the semi pro. It needed the pressurized h/o cup, a little tube runs from the gun to the cup to I assume help squash the material out of the liner. Last year they had still not gotten around to making a version of it for the 2.0 system. After researching back then, I couldn't find any significant reason why 2.0 was better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prashun Patel View Post
    Understood, Guys. Thanks. It has been hard to get a person who knows exactly what I should order.
    I will figure it out eventually.
    Call Jeff Jewitt...
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    Jeff is a fantastic resource.

    He has given great advise to many woodworkers for a long time. I finally started to understand finishing because of his contributions to the CompuServe woodworking forum in the late 80s.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Becker View Post
    Call Jeff Jewitt...

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    I just went back, and reviewed the changes to the 2.0 system. I don't think they matter a bit for an upright cup as used in the H/O system. I have never minded the screw on lids.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZdOiI4khzY

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