Vaper HVLP Spray Gun Set with Plastic Cup - 1.8mm, Model# 19018
A Great Value
This gun sprayed etch primer like a champ, but had some difficulty with thick epoxy. Part of that was me not knowing the gun very well. After reducing the epoxy primer a bit, it flowed out fairly well. A great value for a primer gun.
April 24, 2013
Good, but weak
I don't have any experience with nicer guns to compare this to, but I've been pretty happy with the quality of the work the gun can do. I've used it in Africa, where I took it, a couple of days a week for the last year. There are a couple of weak points in the gun that are unfortunate, but you can work around them as long as you know they're there.
Both of the weaknesses have to do with the cup. The top of the cup (top and cup are both plastic) is REALLY easy to cross thread if you're not being careful. And after you've done it a few times, it becomes even more prone to cross threading - and it leaks a lot of it doesn't seat properly.
The threaded part where the cup screws into the gun is metal, and the cup is molded over it. If you use much force twisting the cup against the gun (for example if you're holding the gun and trying to untwist the cup cap when dribbled paint dried in the threads) then the plastic of the cup will break away from the metal threaded part which is the bottom of the cup, and paint will leak out. Our fix has been some silicone gobbed around the seal, which works.
Overall, not knowing any better, I'm happy with the work we've painted with the gun - but if you're going to use it much you do have to baby it a little more than one with an all metal cup.
June 12, 2012
THIS IS A CHEAP AND EASY TO USE FOR FIRST TIME USERSAND WORKS GREAT
October 10, 2011
Price vs. Value Good
I am not a professional painter, and have no real experience with spray guns. I was very pleased with the overall job it performed staining the lattice panels of my Arbor and deck. I was able to complete 2 4x8 panels in a very short period of time; the savings in time alone more than paid for the cost of the model # 19018 spray gun.
Cons: Numerous parts to assemble, clean and keep-up with.
September 13, 2010
excellent gun for the price
I bought this gun to do some wood finishing on wood window trim. The tip size was perfect to spray minwax stain and polyurethane without any thinnng and went on smooth and uniform. With the supplied tools, it is easy to break down for cleaning. The directions are translated from Chinese and are a little hard to understand, but if you have used one before, you wont have any trouble. The air gauge that comes with it works very well also. Just make sure you give it a good cleaning before the first use, because is it covered in light coat of oil inside and out.
June 1, 2010
This spray gun is a good value for the money. It was purchased to spray polyester primer-surfacer and does a good job with little overspray. The larger fluid tip is just the right size for this work. Easy to use and to clean. Two thumbs up on this one.
October 18, 2007