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DougB

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PostSubject: Spraying lacquer   Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:28 pm

I got a coupon from Harborfreight for their small detail spray gun. I had looked at them in the store and been thinking about picking one up and trying my hand at spraying brushing lacquer. FWIW it is difficult to impossible getting non-waterborne spraying lacquer these days. The coupon pushed me over the edge and I picked the spray gun up the other day. I picked up some thinner and tried it out yesterday. I was very happy with the results. I still need to play around with the settings, as well as the viscosity of the lacquer. Despite being an inexpensive tool, I found the pattern to be good, as well as control. It only takes 3 CFM to run, and doesn't throw out that much paint, but is well suited, IMO, for turnings.



Spalted maple with sprayed lacquer. Wet sanded when dry with 2000 grit W/D. I decided not to buff it for now.
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PostSubject: Re: Spraying lacquer   Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:25 pm

I don't know how you can improve the finish on items you have been bringing to the meetings, but have fun trying.
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PostSubject: Re: Spraying lacquer   Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:29 pm

It's not so much about improving the results, although I definitely have room for improvement. It's more about cost and time. I've been wiping on the first coat or two, then using rattle can lacquer, sanding between coats. The rattle can lacquer is convenient, but expensive. The whole process is time consuming. I'm hoping I will like this better. I also want to try spraying shellac.

Thought I would post this in case anyone was looking for an inexpensive small spray gun.
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PostSubject: Re: Spraying lacquer   Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:11 pm

Now that it is sprayed, have you taken it to the buffer yet? Just an idea.

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PostSubject: Re: Spraying lacquer   Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:19 am

I think I'll leave it satin. Most of my HFs are buffed after wet sanding to 1200 or 2000. I believe I'll try a few non glossy.
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PostSubject: Re: Spraying lacquer   Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:35 pm

Soooooo...... What your really trying to say here is stock up on the oil based. hi

I think it will all work out in the long run. There is always room for improvement, and with enough feed back they will eventually get it as close to oil as they can.

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