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Old 07-12-2016, 03:44 PM
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paint sprayer kit from harbor freight

hey everyone,

does anybody here have one of these if so how did it work for you?
i am thinking about trying this instead of the 1k body shop charge to redo my hardtop

High Volume, Low Pressure Spray Gun Kit

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That is the gun I used to paint my topper. It worked well for me. I have enough compressor to keep up with the required air flow.

The biggest part of a good paint job is the prep. I scrubbed the topper with sudsy ammonia detergent and a green scotchbrite pad.

I used gloss black lacquer. Two years later it still looks great.
Just spray light thin coats with enough time between coats to avoid runs. Then a final wet coat to eliminate overspray.

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What brand of gloss black lacquer did you use?

Also what was your lacquer to thinner ratio?

Thanks for your reply!

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My dad bought one of those to paint some of our patio furniture and ran it off our shop air. You'll need a good compressor to use. The paint is everywhere and there is a wide spray (good for painting large areas, bad for over spray). He didn't clean it so it jammed up and it's in the trash now. Apparently it beat rattle can jobs by a long shot, and the paint is holding up well. I believe the paint was from our local paint shop, Sherwin Williams.
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I don't remember where I bought the paint. Most Sherwin Williams and NAPA stores can sell you what you need. Just read the directions on the paint can. A quart will be more than enough. A pint may do but it will be close. I used a mid-temp thinner. A gallon will suite all your spraying and clean-up needs.

I used lacquer because it doesn't require the person spraying to wear a fresh air supplied paint mask because it doesn't use a catalyst to make the paint hard.

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