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dave293
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Hey,

I am going to be finishing 2 guitars soon and am thinking of getting a spray setup. I have already done 2 refinshes with cans, but i want to spray a nicer finish.

I am not going to be finishing guitars in high numbers often, maybe 2-3 a year.

Do i want to be looking into a HVLP setup or not?

Would a gravity feed or conventional feed gun be better?

What size gun and compressor would be needed?

I am also looking into the KTM-9 vs nitro as well. I like that ktm is more environmently friendly and i can get pigments and tints easy as they can be bought from overseas, but i have heard of it being soft.

For nitro finding pigments similar to the colortone stewmac stuff in Australia is proving to be difficult, if anyone had a source it would be greatly appreciated.

One last thing, does anyone have the book Guitar Finishing Step-By-Step By Dan Erlewine and Don MacRostie? How is it?

Thanks in advance for any replies.

Dave

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