TCP Global® Brand HVLP Spray Gun Set - 3 Sprayguns with Cups, Air Regulator & Maintenance Kit for all Auto Paint, Primer, Topcoat & Touch-Up, One Year Warranty
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34 of 35 found the following review helpful:
Nice set for the money Mar 03, 2013
By 1 NME
I am not an experienced painter by any means but I have used a few different HVLP sprayers by different manufacturers and these spray as well as other guns for twice the money but not as nice as Binks or other high dollar sprayers. I was a bit hesitant to buy these based on earlier reviews but I decided to get them since TCP has support, rebuild kits, and stem nozzle sets readily available. I got these after trying a Tool Force HVLP which was a huge disappointment. I do not spray often, mostly projects around the house but I would feel comfortable using these to spray a vehicle with satisfactory results. The only thing I have sprayed so far is latex primer, acrylic top coat, and some clear coat on fiberglass and they worked great! Have not used the small "touch up" gun yet. After about five minutes of adjustment and testing I got them to spray a nice atomized, consistent, and controllable pattern. With Kilz 2 latex primer I had to thin with very little water to get the 1.8 nozzle spraying nicely. It was about 55 deg. in my garage and a warmer temp may not require thinning or may be use a tad more air pressure. I try to use the least amount of air possible and still get good atomization. I had the air adjust knob all the way out and used the supplied regulator between 30-35psi and the pattern adjusted to flat and 6-8" wide when gun was 6-8" from work piece. They seem to use less volume of air than others I have used. My compressor puts out 7cfm at 90 psi which was more than adequate. I had the regulator leaving the tank at 90psi and the mini regulator right at the gun. If you have a smaller compressor you could probably get by with around 6cfm, or less with a biiigg tank. For the price they exceeded my expectations. They were packaged okay and were not damaged or bouncing around in the packaging. I docked a star since one of the guns needed to be cleaned before using. It had some black sooty stuff all over it. I think this may have been left over medium from being tumbled after the machine work was done since the clean ones had some burrs and rough spots around the drilled air passages and the dirty one was more "polished." I don't expect them to be perfect and be able to spray a Ferrari for an "economical" set but for the price range I give them four stars, not five considering having to spend some time cleaning before being able to use them. The pressure regulator is good but not great but a better one would raise the price and the water separator is more compact and not so noticeable having it between the air hose and regulator. I am considering getting a couple more water separators so I have one for each gun and MIGHT get two more of the same regulator, I'll decide after I have had it longer. The stand is almost a necessity if you are using filter funnels. It is not too rough and have not scratched anything yet but I do intend on applying some shrink tubing or some type of cushion for the cans when sitting on the stand. Having little experience with HVLPs I found the instructions more than adequate to get me spraying a nice pattern. If you have never used one the directions can get you going but may not help in trouble shooting. It does have a trouble shooting section and would help in extreme cases like dirty nozzle, way too much air etc It does come with a filter installed in each gun and three extras. The spanner wrenches are made from pop metal but sturdier than the Tool Force. I was hoping the small canister on the touch up gun would fit the two bigger guns but they do have a different size pipe fitting. For small jobs the big ones are a lot of wasted space. All together I am happy with this set. The only thing I have found that I wished different is the grips are kinda narrow in my hand. I am 6' medium build and my hand does cramp up a bit holding the grip for longer periods, which would not be a big deal unless I were painting a bigger job and did not want to stop in the middle of a stroke with a charlie horse in my hand. If you have big hands you might want to make the grip fatter so it fits your hand better. If you are looking for an HVLP for non-professional use but near professional results these are a good option. If you are making money with it spend more.(I have seen guys on youtube working in body shops using these) Reminds me; if you have never sprayed with an HVLP there are enough videos and such on the internet to give you a good idea of their operation.
28 of 29 found the following review helpful:
Great for the money Oct 30, 2013
By Zane A. Undercoffer
I used to be a production automotive painter for a very busy shop, and my guns of choice are SATA HVLP's and KLC for primer. That being said my KLC after many years of faithful service needed rebuilt from sitting idle (I'm no longer painting pro but do rent booths for the occasional job) and I need a primer gun in-between that time. $79.95 for all 3 of these guys of $39.95 for just the one. While they aren't professional grade guns by a wide margin, they do seem to spray pretty well. The fan control isn't nearly as precise as the high end German guns, but these guns are about $20 a piece. They're a bit more difficult to get apart for cleaning but these guns are nearly disposable anyway.
All that considered, I think for the money you can do no better. The stand is convenient for home use guys, which is where this set will see it's use. Packaging and shipping was terrific as always. I gave it 4 stars because that's what this product is, it's not a perfect product, but it isn't priced that way either.
If you're planning on priming in your garage or taking a stab at a garage paint job with little experience, this is probably your best bet as all the guns up in price are generally WAY UP IN PRICE -or not worth the money.
24 of 29 found the following review helpful:
10 Peice HVLP Dec 29, 2011
ok i ordered these guns cuz was curious.wen i got them they were well packed i ordered them a sunday and got it in 2 day so i got it tuesday .these guns lay out real nice these guns keep up good and they spray as good as my DEVILBISS finishline gun. i really like these guns a lot and they also have a rebuild kit thats preety sweet for $108.99 i payed for them im not complaining.these guns can be used with a small compressor i used my small Central Pneumatic 2.5 horspower 21 gallon air compressor and they sprayed really well that compressor can be found at your local Harbor Freight.after all i really reccomend these guns for a begginer or a do it your self person i uploded some pictures so you guys can see how the guns look like
12 of 14 found the following review helpful:
Layed on like glass .... May 25, 2014
By Don Mattingly
I am not a pro. I am mediocre but I have had formal training in the past. I did a base/clear job on my truck and it came out very good. I was very impressed by the equipment and the ease of cleaning. The clear went on like glass but that is after I base/cleared a test panel until I could find the perfect combination of air & flow rate. Guys its all about gaining experience from practice. I started doing this in a high-school vocational class and I've only done amateur work. I haven't ran a gun in like a decade but like what I just said - I had an old car door in the garage (can be anything, even cardboard), I probably blew $20 worth of base/clear in practicing before I layed it down on the actual car. Came out excellent. Using Martin Senour auto paint from NAPA and Finishline universal clear. Yeah its not PPG but it works fine for painting whole panels. Color match was excellent. Don't judge the color match until you lay on the clear. I did medium wet on wet for the clear and it looks like glass.
6 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Great Starter Kit Nov 12, 2014
By Steven A Seebart
I've had a chance to try out both of the larger sized guns with thinned oil-based paint, automotive primer and even household latex paint. The thinner paints laid down nicely (struggled a bit with the latex, as would be expected), even though this was my first try with an hvlp system.
I use these with a 33 gallon 110V compressor from Sears. The largest gun puts a bit of a strain on the compressor, but with patience, it works. I plan to move up to a larger compressor at some point in the future.
It takes a little practice to clean these--take them apart in the wrong order and you'll have paint everywhere. Instructions were little help--mine came with two sets, both of little use.
* Good price, complete kit; great for starting out.
* Relatively easy to use, even right out of the box with little experience
* Works ok with "smaller" compressors
* Limited instructions; learn by doing
* Accessories (cleaning kit, pressure gauge, etc) are not very useful
* Acetone (which I use for cleaning) appears to remove the finish from the guns.
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