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For what your doing you will be fine and happy with the 10C-18 take the savings and purchase a manifold and a Hopper kit for that unit....good luck!!
Agreed with above. I have a new Kremlin Eos 15:1 and like it but use it for different applications than what your planning. The 10:1 should work great for you. I am a Kremlin advocate.
I recently went through the same thing, trying to decide between those two pumps. I spray waterborne and decided to go with the Eos 10-C18. I am a one man shop and the smaller unit was enough for my level of production. I did a lot of internet research before driving out to the supplier and seeing the two pumps in person. The first thing I noticed was that the 15-C25 is huge compared to the 10-C18. I think it's meant for higher volume manufacturing and higher viscosity coatings.
I recently purchased the 10-C18 and love it. I, too, am a 1 man shop and my current volume fit within the 10-C18 specs.
As I recall the 15-C25 will actually spray a wider range of viscosities, both higher and lower, than the 10-C18. I am using more spray/no-wipe dyes these days and that made the larger unit more attractive. It is also a completely different pump design which, among other things, eliminates the "wink" produced by the 10-C18. Those are some definite advantages, but were no enough to tip the scale.
A week ago I set the pump up and sprayed over 4 gallons of CV sealer and top coat on one project. Last night I set it up and sprayed about 1.5 liters on some stools. One of the best investments I've made.
I have three of the smaller pumps, WAY nice. I use one for clear, one for pigmented sealer and another for pigmented top coat. I am a one employee shop so only one pump is being used at a time. I'd rather have several pumps than one bigger one.
Thanks everyone for the responses, I am going in for a demo next week. I am looking forward to the upgrade
the 10 C-18 will work, but post-cat and poly are usually thicker so you might need to reduce more your lacquer which reduce your amount of solid or operate at higher pressure.with the 15 to 1 you can spray higher viscosity product and run the pump at lower pressure which is less work for the pump and it will last longer and you won't have to reduce your product so much.
kremlin makes good stuff, i have one but would also suggest getting a demo on a binks and cat
all of the guns and pumps are very close, some choose due to personel preferences
the kremlin parts are very high compared to binks graco etc.
fwiw, very rarely do you ever need anything more than a 10-1 pump to spray most any wood coating
what really makes a difference and you should check out is the gall per minute delivery
anyway, you are making a good move,
good luck h
their smaller pumps are toys. their bigger pumps are the real deal.