[TowerTalk] Fiberglass life expectancy

Clay Autery cautery at montac.com
Mon Jul 31 22:58:09 EDT 2017

I'd rather poke my eyes out than use a roller...  I invested in a NICE
HVLP gun (body shop quality) a long time ago and built an air dryer
system to hook to the compressor for all the tools and an extra module
that additionally dries the paint gun air supply.
And I have a tote with all the paint tarps to rig up a small paint
booth.  Use some A/C fans I scrounged for exhaust venting...

IF I couldn't use a spray gun, I'd rather use disposable cotton gloves
over surgical gloves and put the paint on LITERALLY by hand...  We used
to do this in the oilfield...  WAYYYYYYYYYYYY faster than a roller.


Clay Autery, KY5G
MONTAC Enterprises
(318) 518-1389

On 7/31/2017 9:34 PM, Roger (K8RI) on TT wrote:
> HVLP spraying is fairly efficient, but there is a learning curve and
> the initial portion of the curve can be high waste. Depending on the
> equipment, cleanup can be a royal PITA.  Inexpensive equipment  may
> have plastic parts that are vulnerable to paint thinners as benign as
> Mineral Spirits) even though most paint requires little thinner when
> used in HVLP guns.
> Personally I don't like the results with rollers on tubes and much
> prefer the HVLP, EXCEPT being inherently lazy, I really dislike the
> cleanup.
> 73, Roger (K8RI)

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