MrStop wrote:golfguy wrote:DarrelK wrote:Let me answer Golfguy here.... I still like bleeders myself however the new 6 stage turbines were a clean sheet of paper design which incoporates a backpressure port right on the turbine outlet itself. In simple designs that is just open with more elaborate designs using a type of spring loaded pop off valve on that port.
And MrStop.... yes, I know that the Avanti is not much to look at but you can't say it doesn't perform well. Again, I'm less hung up on guns with turbine spraying..... the 6 stage is the minimum key to getting the best results with turbine spraying.... and of course needle/nozzle selection is again important in any of these guns....
The old unit 2 1/2 stage I have now has an ametek motor now with 11amp but I may have to upgrade to a 15amp switch ....What happens if I keep the current 11 amp switch will that be ok? and what is the name of the adaptor that connects to the blower so I can convert my current hose to a easy click on/off hose like the new modern turbines....I know DarrelK you mentioned you currently are using a garden hose and a WHIP attachment
You'll need to upgrade the motor/turbine to get more performance. It's more than just the switch rating.
HVLP fittings are standard garden hose brass quick connects. You should be able to pick them up at a home center or Harbor Freight.
Before buying an Avanti unit, I would look for used professional units on ebay, craigslist or facebook marketplace. You should be able to pickup a used Titan, Graco, Fuji, Apollo, or other for a similar price. Alternatively, Darrel has provided info to build your own.
Thanks MrStop I will give it a try and upgrade my 2 stage motor to a 6 stage...It looks exactly like a chinese knock off version of Ametek ......Definitely on the lookout for some used ones as well