HVLP guns for print coating? airbrush?

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HVLP guns for print coating? airbrush?

So I was thinking about getting an airbrush to do my coating as I'm not super happy with the various aerosol sprays. Reading up on it, it seems that the most recent advance in air guns is the HVLP guns. (high volume low pressure)

I found a variety of different small HVLP kits that might work... I was wondering if anyone has any experience using them to coat prints? Or possibly using an airbrush to do it? Or maybe the 'high volume' is too much? and I should use an LVLP gun?

My problem with the aerosol sprays is that even with the high quality nozzles on the clearstar ones for example, they will sometimes 'spit' tiny beads onto the print. They're also really hard to use to spray a print when they are relatively low on coating due to the angle involved. Thus I end up wasting a fair amount of coating in the end...

george

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