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    • January 3, 2015 11:56 AM EST
      • Newton, KS
         
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      I've had good luck with these spray units. Spray head with a glass jar you put the paint in. Sprays real well and easy cleanup. Good for when you are doing a whole car/locomotive. I used Tru Color paint(really like it!) painting a F-7 diesel, came out real well. I do have an airbrush, but find it a pain to clean.

      http://www.preval.com/what-is-preval

    • January 3, 2015 2:49 PM EST
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      Thanks! Wish I had known these existed a few weeks ago when my boss insisted on painting some PVC posts with a color that only comes in an oil base paint. Came out looking like crap due to bubbles from the roller.

      The website says it will spray just about anything, but I assume that thick paints need to be thinned to some degree.

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    • January 3, 2015 3:29 PM EST
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      If you buy the Preval Funnel/Strainer The Preval Sprayer will spray anything that will go through the strainer (just like pre-straining for an airbrush, but less finicky). If the paint is too thick, just thin it slightly and try again. The unit works well and, as Jerry says, it is a good alternative to an airbrush, 'specially if you are trying to cover a relatively large area like a loco or a structure. The unit and accessories are cheap too!

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    • January 3, 2015 11:23 PM EST
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      Thanks Andrew.  I'm going to talk the boss into ordering a few to try; along with a new respirator.

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    • January 5, 2015 12:01 PM EST

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      Let me know how it goes--particularly how much mileage you get out of one can. $75 for a 12-pack of refill cans isn't intolerable (about the cost of a can of ScaleCoat) but I'd expect it to last long enough for me to paint a box car or three.

       

      Later,

       

      K

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    • January 6, 2015 8:14 PM EST
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      I did the A&B units and still had gas left over. Not sure how much.  Nice fine spray, have to keep it back a little more than with a rattle can.  I think I paid quite a bit less than that price Kevin, but not sure. Got it online.

    • January 9, 2015 11:52 AM EST
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      Interesting.  What is the clean up?  Is it mostly a throw away system?  Later RJD

    • January 10, 2015 10:47 AM EST
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      I Found the prevail system at Lowes today for half the price and no shipping.  Later RJD

    • January 10, 2015 11:09 AM EST
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      R.J. DeBerg said:

      I Found the prevail system at Lowes today for half the price and no shipping.  Later RJD

      Thanks RJ - I'll take a look next time I'm there.

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    • January 11, 2015 3:34 AM EST
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      I ordered a couple just to try them out. Haven't had anything to paint yet.


      I'll have to check out Lowes, see if they carry them around here....;)

      This post was edited by Ken Brunt at January 11, 2015 3:35 AM EST
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    • January 11, 2015 11:24 AM EST
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      Easy to  clean, just dump in the cleaner needed, spray a little and rinse out the bottle.

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