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High Volume Low Pressure (HVLP) Finish Sprayer
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February 13, 2019 - 7:01 pm
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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?

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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

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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?

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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.

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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.

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February 13, 2019 - 9:16 pm
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Actually, French polish and not London polish

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Hi @GregW 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.

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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.  

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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.  

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Sorry internet burped..caused a double post.

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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.

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

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