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2; pick up tube or hopper?
I have a bobcat gun. Small and lightweight. No regrets.
I have a siphon tube, and a lot of times I am catalyzing 2-3 qts at a time in a gallon can, which I place inside an empty 5 gallon bucket.
I have thought about a hopper, but am concerned about the build up of finish over time.
The siphon tube will do a good job of emptying gallon can if you tip it inside the bucket and clamp the pick up tube so it stays at the very bottom.
I've never used a hopper, so maybe others will chime in with their experiences.
I have the Bobcat gun and prefer it over the Cougar for the same reasons Jon mentioned. I have two pumps, one with a pickup tube and one with a hopper. Unless Iím doing a very large job and spraying continuously, I much prefer the hopper and itís the pump that gets used most often. We spray all waterbornes so cleanup is not an issue. We are thinking about converting the pump with the pickup tube to a hopper setup.
So how much material can you put in the hopper?
I suggest you look at the Kremlin Xcite gun
I had the CA tech hopper. It was by far the worst hopper. It had a small 1/4" suction line and maybe a 1/2 gal size. It was of low quality but cheap $ lol
We use a cart mounted hopper as we do a lot of onsite finishing. While I'm not sure what its actual capacity is, it's more than 1/2 gallon and the siphon tube is 3/8". We have the H20 AAA version pump. The standard version or wall mount pump may be different. I would call CA Technologies to get more detailed info you may need.
I was in the same boat I don't know about the bobcat .I pickup the AA I had the reps of Campbell and AA come by the shop lots of support.
Only picked it up because of using CV on boats .But all Campbell products spray like a dream even vertical
Tried different clear coats throught the gun not as good as Campbells
Switching over to 2k for boats
For restidental using only water based
The fumes and over spray were the most dramatic worth every penny
Thanks for the info
Well,I did it!