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Spray Gun Recommendation12/6
Spraying 30 kitchen cabinet doors in spraybooth with Fuji stage 4 non-bleeder. Spraying color matched off white precat lacquer. Was thinking of a gravity feed but didn't know if the cups hold enough material to be practical for this type of job. If a standard gun is better what would be best. I have the fuji gun that comes with the turbine, but would like to update to a new one. Thanks
spraying color with a turbine and getting a nice finish is difficult, i have a kremlin, but i dont use it for pigmented color sprays, I bought a harbor freight gun called the black widow its about 150$ its a sata knock off, is it built as good no does it spray as good yes.they make 2 models hvlp or htf, buy the htf model
I would look into a pressure pot or a pump if you can afford it
If all you are spraying is 30 kitchen doors and you won't be spraying much the rest of the year, then even a Campbell Hausefield gravity feed from somewhere like Lowes or Auto-Zone can get the job done for $50-100.
I've owned 3, and still own/use 2 of them for personal stuff. You'll want a 1.0 to 1.5 tip and just dial your fluid flow to whatever gives you good results.
I cannot speak to a Turbine gun, I've neither owned nor needed one, I always have plenty of compressed air to run a gun off of.
If you're going to be spraying stuff on a regular basis you really want to get either a 1-gallon pressure pot, or even better an air-assisted airless.
Our shop runs 3 AAA pumps (2 CA Tech and 1 brand new Kremlin).
Having sprayed pressure pots, quart pots, gravity feed....... you simply get a better return on investment with an AAA system and it's not even a close comparison.
The AAA just atomizes better. A pressure pot can spray "just as fast" but you're going to be thinning the paint more, using more atomization air cap pressure, and wasting more material, and possibly spraying more coats.
As others have already mentioned, if this is a rare volume job, then your existing turbine and HVLP gun should suffice... but as you're already aware, you'll be stopping every 5 or so doors and reloading your cup.
1. If you're happy with your present Fuji Spray equipment, you can add their 2 Qt. Pressure Pot Assembly Kit #5432, which will reduce the number of times you'll have to stop to refil your gun, but perhaps more important, you'll no longer be carrying around the weight of the finish, as the fluid line coming from the pressure pot weighs very little; your arm will thank you! Another option is to buy Fuji Spray's
If you will be doing such high-volume spry finishing jobs as a rule of thumb in your shop,and if you're willing to make the significant financial investment then perhaps you could consider moving to an entirely different technology such as AAA. I owned a Kremlin AAA system when I was into high-volume spray finishing and can well vouch for its ability to lay down an exceptional finish. CA Technologies has a reputation for their AAA system, at a less steep price point from what I understand, but I can't vouch for them, as they weren't around when I purchased my Kremlin system.
I hope this rather lengthy post helps you with your decision.