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Old 12-30-2011, 08:57 PM   #1
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Thinking of replacing my stolen Supernova with Airlessco 500. Is it a rebadged lp540 or are there changes since Graco bought?
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Thinking of replacing my stolen Supernova with Airlessco 500. Is it a rebadged lp540 or are there changes since Graco bought?
the 540 has a bigger motor. higher GPM and just a better pump. The lp500 is a really nice pump if you don't plan on using tips bigger then 5-17. I think you can use a 5-19. not sure.

I don't think graco has done much with these pumps. NcPaint can answer all your questions on the airlessco pumps. They are great pumps and hardly ever need maintenance.

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Pm Mr.fixit. Airlessco man.
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I think I was told the 500 is just re-badged 540.
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I PM'd Mr. Fixit and I'll post what I learn. Thanks guys for the info and direction. My local paint rep didnt seem informed, nor interested in helping me on this, said he had to order min 3 pumps, so I was looking at paintsprayerslv.
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I think I was told the 500 is just re-badged 540.
I thought the 500 is more like the 450 - same motor, same piston. The 540 is a bigger pump.

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Yes, the 500 is the old 460. The 540 has a bigger motor. The 600 is the old 690. As far as I can tell, the 540 is not available anymore in the "Graco" setup.

Graco has made a couple of minor changes, replaced some Airlessco parts with Graco parts.
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Yes, the 500 is the old 460. The 540 has a bigger motor. The 600 is the old 690. As far as I can tell, the 540 is not available anymore in the "Graco" setup.

Graco has made a couple of minor changes, replaced some Airlessco parts with Graco parts.
Yes. Minor minor changes. The prime valve is all that I can think of at the moment.

The LP 500 is .5gpm, the 460 was, .46gpm. I think they're the same pumps, there are many ways to test GPM. Airlessco pre-Graco would test their pumps with 50' of hose and a gun. I believe Graco tests theirs with a gun attached directly to the pump itself. So the numbers could be skewed slightly....not that it really matters.....great pumps regardless.
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Sounds like you need a new rig and a new rep Throbak. Good luck and srry to hear about someone lifting your Supernova. Some people really suck!
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The thief left footprints of Impervo oil. I know I'll never see it again though. I had a 20th birthday party planned for it this spring, with it's present, 3rd repack kit already bought.
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what Andy said!!! Graco has made very few changes to the Airlessco units which is good because the Airlessco is a workhorse
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another thing to consider is when buying online. I have spoken to many different service centers throughout the country at different trainings that I go to and many of them will not perform warranty work on units purchased online.
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Go to your local home depot, and ask to be called when one of their rentals are due to be replaced. I bought another 540 about six months ago from them $350. I haven't done a single repair other than put a different gun and remove that stupid plastic wrap from the hose.

They don't repack them, or even adjust the packing to my knowledge and the one I got is still in real good shape.
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