Spray Gun Accessories – 360w360 E.141

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, the 360 guys talk about various accessories for spray guns and whether they find them useful or not.

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2 thoughts on “Spray Gun Accessories – 360w360 E.141

  1. I always had the notion that cleaning the hell out of my gun after spraying a little for a small project was just too much of a pain in the rear end.
    But rinsing my gun out with some thinner and running a batch or two through it makes it an easier choice to use it.
    And as far as different needles or cups and all that…yeah, right…..
    (Just crank up the pressure and let’er rip…) hahaha

    For the really small projects, rattle can spray shellac.

  2. I’ve begun spraying more, primarily because my to-do list is shifting into plywood cabinets and interior trim work. So I am cleaning the gun more. Especially if switching between coatings on the same project. Example, using Zinsser BIN (shellac based primer) followed up with a color coat and then a top coat. So makes some sense because it could be alcohol based then waterborne then lacquer. And I’m liking cup liners for the same reason.

    And to the aircap/needle/nozzle sizes, so far it is 1.3mms for everything except enamel latex (think “trim paint”) which for my turbine and gun lays out great with a 1.8mms set and just a dash of Floetrol. At low concentrations like 5% and less, Floetrol is not a thinner. Just a splash in the cup, like mixing cocktails.

    But I do have choices in needle sizes primarily because I could get them for $30 each instead of $50-$70 like some brands. So I have a 1mm to try when I get to the project on the list that will benefit from spraying dye stain. Then I may just go back to leaving in the 1.3mm.

    I reserve the right to change my mind when I’m as old as Chuck and Glen.

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