spraying lizard skin

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Old 08-24-13, 02:10 PM
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spraying lizard skin

is a 2.6 scfm at 90 psi 6 gallon air compressor enough to spray Lizard skin coating
if done slowly???
 
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Old 08-24-13, 02:19 PM
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Is Lizard skin coating a paint? You don't want 90 psi, for sure. Lower pressures for painting, and no 2.6 cfm isn't enough to spray paint products. You run out of volume too fast with only 6 gallons.
 
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Old 08-24-13, 02:33 PM
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I think that you only need around 20 - 25 psi to run a gravity feed sprayer. Your compressor will allow for relatively short bursts but won't satisfy for continuous spraying.
 
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The psi isn't near as important as the cfm [how much air is needed] The paint has to atomize and if the cfm isn't there, it won't. I can't imagine any 6 gallon compressor being up to spraying anything other than maybe some small parts.

Can you provide a link to this 'lizard skin' coating?
 
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is it feasible to add cfm by adding on another tank somehow???
I wont buy another compressor just for this...
 
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Old 08-26-13, 02:55 AM
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Yes, you can add the needed volume by adding a larger tandem tank. It will keep the compressor from cycling too much and keep a steady stream of air for the job. We STILL don't know what you are doing, and what lizard skin is, so any advice is absent that knowledge.
 
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Old 08-26-13, 08:22 AM
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For those who are wondering...LizardSkin® Spray-On Insulation | LizardSkin
 
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The web site says it is a heavy material and depending on the product it will require between 40/ 70 psi but it will need to maintain that pressure through the entire application. It is to be shot continuously keeping a wet flow during the entire process. I would say your compressor won't afford you a clean seam free application.
 
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From their web site -
Sprayers used for typical paint applications are not engineered to handle the thickness of these technologically advanced coatings
It takes a special gun to spray this coating! A paint gun won't work - Super Pro Spray Gun - Spray Insulation Kit | LizardSkin

Air compressor capable of 70 PSI (pounds per square inch) at 5 CFM (cubic feet per minute) - Air compressor must have a water and oil separator/flush.
No way can that little compressor provide the needed psi and cfm!
 
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