Welcome to our forum. A Message To Our New and Prospective Members . Check out our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

A A A
Avatar
Please consider registering
guest
sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register
Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
High Volume Low Pressure (HVLP) Finish Sprayer
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
Avatar
Irv
Members

Regulars
February 13, 2019 - 7:01 pm
Member Since: December 23, 2017
Forum Posts: 1621
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Using a small air compressor for a spray gun is a pain.  I am noticing that people seem to be getting good results using HVLP sprayers.  The leading brand appears to be Fuji, but Harbor Freight is also a player with an all plastic version.  I think I could adapt a vacuum cleaner fan if I could “see under the hood” of the Fuji blower.

I think that this equipment would be ideal for instrument refinishing.  Has anyone here used one?

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.         —Frank Zappa

The future is already here—it’s just not very evenly distributed. —William Gibson

Avatar
steveduf
Members

Regulars
February 13, 2019 - 8:41 pm
Member Since: March 26, 2018
Forum Posts: 334
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Never tried one.  I tried an airbrush on stain to shadow on a violin but wasn’t really happy.  I know you say air is a pain but I have used this harbor freight gun on some furniture and trim work with real good success.35CE01AE-A75C-4F5C-9F09-D8104BF5DBFB.jpegImage Enlarger

Avatar
ABitRusty
Members

Regulars
February 13, 2019 - 8:52 pm
Member Since: February 10, 2019
Forum Posts: 1837
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

This is interesting.  I guess I always thought the stain was applied like you would furniture and hand rubbed on.  Is this how stain is applied or would this be used for touch up work?

Avatar
steveduf
Members

Regulars
February 13, 2019 - 8:59 pm
Member Since: March 26, 2018
Forum Posts: 334
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I was more for touch-up.  I use alcohol and powdered stains to match the little spots as best as I can.  We actually use a London polish application for the varnish most of the time.

Avatar
ABitRusty
Members

Regulars
February 13, 2019 - 9:09 pm
Member Since: February 10, 2019
Forum Posts: 1837
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Ok gotcha.  Think instrument making would be very cool to get into.  Seems like it would be difficult to get started in though.  Especially gathering in tools and wood to use and plans.  I mean you cant just one day say..think im gonna make a violin yall and go to lowes ( hardware big box store) and get started.

Avatar
steveduf
Members

Regulars
February 13, 2019 - 9:16 pm
Member Since: March 26, 2018
Forum Posts: 334
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Actually, French polish and not London polish

Avatar
Irv
Members

Regulars
February 13, 2019 - 9:29 pm
Member Since: December 23, 2017
Forum Posts: 1621
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hi @ABitRusty and others.  There is actually a Youtube series where a guy buys some wood at Home Depot and uses it to make a violin.  Came out really nice.  Did not require many tools, either.

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.         —Frank Zappa

The future is already here—it’s just not very evenly distributed. —William Gibson

Avatar
ABitRusty
Members

Regulars
February 13, 2019 - 9:41 pm
Member Since: February 10, 2019
Forum Posts: 1837
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Well alright then lets do this!! Think i hear that commercial.  Ill search it out unless you have a link Irv.  Neat.  Thanks for the heads up.  

Avatar
ABitRusty
Members

Regulars
February 13, 2019 - 9:42 pm
Member Since: February 10, 2019
Forum Posts: 1837
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Well alright then lets do this!! Think i hear that commercial.  Ill search it out unless you have a link Irv.  Neat.  Thanks for the heads up.  

Avatar
ABitRusty
Members

Regulars
February 13, 2019 - 9:45 pm
Member Since: February 10, 2019
Forum Posts: 1837
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
10sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Sorry internet burped..caused a double post.

Avatar
ABitRusty
Members

Regulars
February 13, 2019 - 10:02 pm
Member Since: February 10, 2019
Forum Posts: 1837
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
11sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Irv I kinda hijacked your original topic sorry about that.  Just found the youtube you spoke of.  Ill watch.  Thanks again.  Looks like its assuming alot of wood working basic knowledge Id need to look into first.  Gonna continue watching though  Again, got you off track here.  But thanks for the reply.

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
February 22, 2019 - 4:54 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 15673
12sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

I've never tried one but I love tools. Let me know how good it is if you get one.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

Forum Timezone: America/New_York
Most Users Ever Online: 696
Currently Online:
Guest(s) 57
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today cashierjim
Upcoming oceanwiser, dcjdavis, PaganinisGhost, Viking Violinist, ptrckmcconn, Octopus.Violinus, xTIDx, FiddleDog, 1 Whiz Kid, Mouse
Top Posters:
Mad_Wed: 2849
ELCBK: 2826
Barry: 2680
Fiddlestix: 2647
Oliver: 2439
DanielB: 2379
damfino: 1992
Kevin M.: 1972
ABitRusty: 1837
cdennyb: 1815
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 3
Members: 27558
Moderators: 0
Admins: 7
Forum Stats:
Groups: 16
Forums: 77
Topics: 9253
Posts: 115506
Newest Members:
skelligmichael, [email protected], nfkjasfas, bethandmars, tmoreland, holstain12
Administrators: Fiddlerman: 15673, KindaScratchy: 1757, coolpinkone: 4180, BillyG: 3633, MrsFiddlerman: 2, Jimmie Bjorling: 0, Mouse: 3369