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From: Saco, Maine
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posted 01-25-2005 08:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone use one of these systems?

It seems like a good concept; a dedicaded air supply gives you warm, clean air that's water and oil free, less overspray so there's less waste.

I saw an ad in Hemmings for TPTools Showtime 90, here's a link, I'm not sure if it will work, but: ge%5Fname=prod%5Flist%5Fdisplay%2Easp&search%5Ftype=L2%7E60&size1=&size2=&gender=&ShowImages=yes&sq=0&cont=1&intPgNo=1&mscssid=CQRQP5L22KD38H0SRJBANNULME4M0S3D

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posted 01-25-2005 09:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stc65coupe351w   Click Here to Email stc65coupe351w     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a friend who uses one to spray cabinets. He swears by it and said he could never use anything else. He loves the quicker dry time and says there is less chance to get anything into the finish plus you can work with the sprayed item sooner.

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posted 01-26-2005 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My dad has one but has only managed to paint the house with it so far. He likes it a lot, so hopefully we will paint a car or two when it gets warmer.

Ed S.

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posted 01-27-2005 01:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lonewolf   Click Here to Email lonewolf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have wondered the same thing. I know alot of guys seem to go with the HobbyAir for their air and then run the gun off of the compressor but this would certainly solve the issues of dragging around 2 sets of hoses and making sure you have enough air supply for HVLP guns, not to mention the associated plumbing needs for a spray gun setup.

Looking at the unit you have listed, I would wonder about "warming the air." I tend to lean toward you might have issues with dry spray, especially shooting something like 2k primers (e.g.K36) that turn into pudding pretty quick. I would also look for a unit that you could put in your own gun so you can run the best gun you can afford.

Either way, it's alot cheaper than the Citation system I was noodling over. But for $600, I can get a HobbyAir and a pretty decent spray gun.

Just my $0.02..


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