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Since there hasn't been any mention of it here on PT, Graco just released their new fine finish low pressure tips. They're supposed to allow you to spray at about half the pressure of the the regular fine finish tips. It's been quite a while since I've been excited about a new product, but these will be a game changer.

Pretty sure Titan has just put their version out too. Although they're not available in any of my local stores that I've seen, I ordered a bunch. Here's a link to those who're interested. Ask your local vendors for more details.

http://www.graco.com/us/en/products/contractor/rac-x-fflp-switchtips.html
 

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This sounds interesting. Hmmm. Maybe this would solve the build up problem on the old Graco FinishPro 395? The problem I was told "no one else has" yet version two addressed....
 

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This sounds interesting. Hmmm. Maybe this would solve the build up problem on the old Graco FinishPro 395? The problem I was told "no one else has" yet version two addressed....
It's still an issue. Not terrible but I have to use tooth brush with Krud Kutter to clean the tip while spraying. The flat tips are supposed to be better but I've yet to try them. I'm hoping these new FFLP tips are the ticket. :yes:
 

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I put a ca tech flat tip aaa gun on mine. Solved the problem, but flat tips are hard to clean if they get clogged. I had those metal cleaning needles snap off in a few tips.
 

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One of my local stores had a few 310 fflp tips in stock today. I guess they are a replacement for the old FF tips, so as stores order new in, they will be the FFLP tips.
 

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Both of my local suppliers (Miller and SW) are getting them in early this coming week.
 

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I've been wondering if pushing unthinned paint through these tips at a lower pressure will present any problems. I will have to try one before I know the answer.
 

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I bought a gx19 and will put the 310fflp in it this coming week to test out.

Trying to see if I want to go back to airless in the shop. Getting sick of all the hoses and cords. Plus the gx19 will be on a counter out of the way.
 

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I've been wondering if pushing unthinned paint through these tips at a lower pressure will present any problems. I will have to try one before I know the answer.


I'm curious about the less overspray claim.

I hope whoever tries one first will post their opinion here.


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I'm curious about the less overspray claim.

I hope whoever tries one first will post their opinion here.


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I am hopeful that will be true. If so, should make it nicer to try and do smaller items such as trim. However, I don't think it's going to make a huge difference in terms of paint usage; still going to take near to an entire gallon to charge up the unit and hose.
 

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I am hopeful that will be true. If so, should make it nicer to try and do smaller items such as trim. However, I don't think it's going to make a huge difference in terms of paint usage; still going to take near to an entire gallon to charge up the unit and hose.
One reason I am trying a gx19 is with the hopper, 3/16th 25' hose, hopefully less paint waste.
 

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Interested to see what people come back with. Haven't seen these in stores yet. Probably pick some up soon or at the up coming ProSho next month.

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I'm curious what happens when you have more viscous products that require higher pressures. To see if they can be effectively sprayed at lower pressures would be interesting. Might end up using the AAA more if that's the case.
 

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Atomization seems good so far. I think I am putting it on a bit thinner than normal. I should break out a mil gauge and see how wet of a coat I am laying down.
I'm anxious to see some test results, but still haven't received mine. Not volunteering you for this, but it'd be really cool to have some sort of measurable test..Using a sprayer with digital pressure readout:

-Video of pressure setting to spray the product with the original fine finish tips, also showing the spray pattern on cardboard or something, then switching to the new FFLP tips, showing the pressure setting and spray pattern. All in the same video with no cuts, using same sprayer, same product. I think Graco & Titan would do well to put out something like this so we can more easily quantify how much less pressure the FFLP tips spray at.
 

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The gx19 has a fluid pressure gauge so you can see the pressure. It is like an air compressor gauge.

I have been spraying using painters pyramids on pieces of plywood to keep over spray contained more (the stuff the goes past the sides of the doors). I get a little bounce back on the back of the doors around the pyramids with airless or HVLP. I am hoping that this may not bounce back as much.
 
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