We use a small HVLP gun for spraying onesies and twosies, but have a problem with the filters, particularly with CV. We catalyze it in a quart cup (which is more than the gun can hold) and filter it into the gun. The film on the sides of the cup cures but re-dissolves and makes its way into the HVLP through the filter on the next pour. We have similar problems with precats and others, particularly with dull finishes, which is what we almost always spray. We are using the same filters I see other shops using but I'm 100% convinced that they are too coarse.
Does anyone know of a good supplier of a very fine paint filter? For now I'm using two or three filters stacked to keep the stuff from making it into the gun and onto the finish. By the way, we are using brand new paints and freshly catalyzed CV, so the problem isn't the paint.
From contributor A:
Wrap a folded piece of a nylon stocking around the intake tube on your HVLP and call it a day.