LPH400 Orange vs silver fan size?

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I've had a silver cap in 1.4 for a long time very happy with it. Some time ago I bought a used orange cap gun in 1.3 with the thought of dedicating it to base and my silver to clear. Used the orange cap for the first time recently and was immediately disappointed with the fan size. I benchmarked the two guns at the same pressure swapping the caps back and forth. The silver cap gave a fan size of about 10-11 inches at a distance of just over 5 inches. The orange cap gave 8-9 inches under the same conditions. regardles of which gun they were on. Fan and fluid wide open on both guns, about 20psi at the gun trigger pulled.

Checked both guns are clean, no obstructions no obvious issues with the orifices on the orange cap.

The official Iwata blurb states 11.4" for silver and 12.2 for Orange. No idea of what their test conditions are though.

Is this your experience too? If so, I'm not sure the orange cap is for this weekend warrior.



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:21 am
throw all the colored caps in the trash, use silver
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I found the silver cap more than capable to handle any base or clear. I have sprayed numerous metallic paint jobs in pieces and not had a single problem with mottling or tiger stripes.
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I know, me too.

But what about the fan size? There must be dozens of guys on here that use both caps.
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LPH400 is a great gun but super slow, everyone i know and my experience is Silver cap only.
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PainterDave wrote:LPH400 is a great gun but super slow, everyone i know and my experience is Silver cap only.


Yes Dave, but WHY? What is it you don't like about the orange cap?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:50 am
i believe orange and purple atomize to much, its just my opinion, im a SATA guy and i spray with RP, i own one HVLP and never use it.
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