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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:49 pm 
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First name: Phil
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State: Nova Scotia
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I've been researching new spray guns. I have been spraying EM6000 with a cheap hardware store gun and a 5 gallon compressor with mixed results. I want to upgrade my system with a new compressor and new gun. Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for some mid priced guns to consider. I'm in Canada so I may have a difficult time finding certain models, but suggestions are welcome! Thanks everyone!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:32 pm 
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I have Sharpe Finex guns both the jam gun and full sized. Bit around $125 and work fine for me. I don’t spray waterborne though.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:35 pm 
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I like the Qualspray qS125wB from from Jeff Jewitt's Homestead Finishing http://homesteadfinishingproducts.com/products-we-offer/hvlp-spray-equipment/qualspray-hvlp-guns/. It is a touch-up gun thus a perfect size for a guitar. needs 4 CFM of air at 40 psi, so within range for a lot of big box compressors.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:07 pm 
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I found a used Devilbiss SRI Pro that is an absolute pleasure to shoot. It's worked well to shoot EM6500 tinted water-borne lacquers this past week. It would likely work better with a larger tip for the tinted lacquer, currently running 1.2.

I've only shot a very little EM6000, and will do more in the coming weeks, but I am very pleased with it. Much nicer atomization and control than the old suction feed DeVilbiss I had used before.

That said, both Jay Lichty and Michael Colbert use much more modest air guns with stellar results. There is little need for a fancy gun when shooting EM6000. I believe both have used <$20 guns from HF or similar.

https://lichtyguitars.com/2016/05/02/applying-water-based-finish-to-guitars-and-ukuleles/


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Call these guys, they have been very helpful to me in the past

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