QualSpray Guitars for Lutherie


QualSpray™ is our exclusive line of spray guns, pressure pots and accessories imported directly by Homestead. Most of these products are designed or configured to our specifications. All products are pre-tested here before they’re shipped out and they come complete with supplemental instructions written by us to get you up and running or for future troubleshooting.

 

QualSpray Spray Guns

The most common question we’re asked is “How do I choose a gun”? Generally you can make your choice based upon your compressor size, the materials you want to spray and the type of projects.

Compressor size – your compressor should have a CFM (or SCFM) specification of how much air it can produce. This is stated in the manual, or most of the time on a plate on the compressor. Compressors usually give 2 ratings, one figure at 90psi or higher and another at 40 psi. The one you should use for spray equipment is the 40 psi one. That number should be equal to or slightly higher than the CFM measurement of the spray gun.

Materials you want to spray – are you spraying woodworking or automotive finishes. Primarily waterbased or solvent based? Do you want to be able to spray paints (latex and oil)?

Type of projects – are you doing architectural spraying or spraying furniture. Do you primarily do kitchen cabinets? Do you spray the same material all the time or are you constantly changing from stain/dye to sealer then clears.

 

TYPES OF SPRAY GUNS

 

HVLP/LVLP Guns – are a hybrid of HVLP, also called Low-Cfm. To allow folks that have smaller compressors (under 8 cfm at 40 psi) engineers designed a special type of HVLP called LVLP (Low Volume/Low Pressure). In LVLP guns, the atomizing ports in the aircap horns and around the center hole are much smaller (see photo below). These smaller holes accelerate the lower air supply of the compressor to break up the finish. LVLP guns have a very soft spray pattern like HVLP but are not as fast (usually not an issue unless you do production work). LVLP guns are very good at detail work, small project work, and finishing at home (very soft spray and low overspray) QualSpray LVLP guns are the QS-125WB, QS-600WB, AM-6008LVLP and the AM-5008 series.

RP Guns – RP stand for reduced pressure. There are also called High Transfer Efficiency (HTE) guns. A reduced pressure gun operates in a similar manner to a conventional high pressure gun but a reduced inlet pressure of 35 psi. The air caps are engineered in a way to operate at a tip pressure higher than 10 psi (the mandated limit for HVLP) but at a lower air inlet pressure setting than a conventional spray gun. They still deliver transfer efficiency of 65% or greater. Reduced pressure guns are finding favor among finishers who prefer old style high pressure guns and didn’t like the lower tip pressure (softer sprays) and slower delivery rates of HVLP and LVLP. Reduced pressure guns will atomize clear finishes the best and can provide faster delivery rates of finish. One nice quality of our RP guns is that you can operate the gun at a lower pressure like 20-25 and get 7 or 8 psi tip pressure like an HVLP/LVLP gun! Our Reduced pressure guns also require small compressors, just like the LVLP guns. QualSpray RP guns are the AM-2012RP series.

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AM-2012RP SERIES REDUCED PRESSURE GUNS

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New for 2013! AM-2012RP “Reduced Pressure” – Want a gravity gun that will spray finishes like the old style high pressure guns but with the transfer efficiency of HVLP? This technique is known as Reduced Pressure. This gun utilizes a gun inlet pressure of around 35psi to atomize and lay down clears beautifully but at a transfer efficiency of 67%. The package we put together works for both automotive or woodworking and will spray the most popular finishes with small compressors (only 6 cfm required) Gun incorporates stainless steel in the fluid passages, threaded connector to the cup, nozzle and needle. This upgrade by our factory insures proper performance with waterborne finishes and catalyzed solvent products. Optional aluminum cup for those that prefer one.

2 YEAR WARRANTY

Body: forged aluminum
Nozzle/needle: stainless steel
Air cap: nickled brass
Gaskets/seals: Teflon
Cups: 600cc nylon or aluminum (other sizes available)
Working Pressure : 35 psi (at gun inlet)
Air Consumption: 6 cfm
Needle/nozzle/air cap: included in kit, 1.4mm, 1.8mm, 2.0mm


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MODEL DESCRIPTION PURCHASE NOW PRICE
#AM-2012RPN Gun with 600cc nylon cup, regulator, 1.4mm, 2.0mm, 1.8mm NN setups, repair kit, strainers, service wrench. Requires 6 CFM

SHIPS FREE!!

$325.00 
#AM-2012RPA – 6 CFM OR HIGHER Gun with 600cc ALUMINUM cup, 1.4mm, 1.8mm NN setups, repair kit, strainers, service wrench. Requires 6 CFM

SHIPS FREE!!

$325.00
#AM-ADDPPS

 

Add PPS starter kit – includes medium cup, 10 lids and liners, 3 caps & #2 PPS adapter.

SHIPS FREE!!

$65.00

 

 

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ACCESSORIES & REPLACEMENT PARTS

#HW-SS-3G – 3 pack replacement stainless steel strainers – $7.50
#AM-2012/125NYC – 125cc nylon cup – $25.00
#AM-2012/200ALC – 200cc aluminum cup – $28.00
#AM-2012/400ALC – 400cc aluminum cup – $28.00
#AM-2012/600NYC – 600cc nylon cup – $30.00
#AM-2012/600ALC – 600cc aluminum cup – $32.00

PPS/MED-START – 3m PPS Medium Cup “starter set”.
Includes 1 medium cup, 10 lids and liners and adapter (available only with gun purchase) – $65.00

REPLACEMENT NEEDLE/NOZZLE/AIRCAP SETS

#AM-2012/20 – 2.0mm NN kit for AM-5008 – $54.95


 

QS SERIES HVLP GRAVITY DETAIL/TOUCH UP GUN

qs-125wbQS-125WB – This is my go-to gun for applying sunbursts and touch-ups. It can also do clear-coats but will be a bit slower than a full size gun such as the AM-2012RP or AM-5008. If you have a small pancake style compressor or one that has 4 cfm or so this is the gun to get. The 1.5mm will spray clear finishes without thinning unless they are pretty thick. The 125cc cup will hold about 4 ounces of finish, but larger cups are available as an optional upgrade if you need it. Spray Gun comes with a 2 year warranty.

Get the PPS starter upgrade kit if you’re serious about sunbursts!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 


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$275.00 (Includes 0.8, 1.2 & 1.5mm setups, regulator, repair kit, all in a plastic case see below)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MODEL DESCRIPTION PURCHASE NOW PRICE
#QS-125WBKIT#1 Gun with 125cc nylon cup, regulator, 0.8mm, 1.2mm, 1.5mm NN setups, repair kit, strainers, service wrench. Requires 4 CFM
 
SHIPS FREE!!


$275.00 
#AM-ADDMINIPPS

 

Add PPS starter kit – includes mini cup, 10 lids and liners, 3 caps & #2 PPS adapter.
 
SHIPS FREE!!

 

$59.00

 

NEEDLE/NOZZLE/AIRCAP SETS

#QS-125/0.8 – 0.8mm NN set – $49.95
#QS-125/1.0 – 1.0mm NN set – $49.95
#QS-125/1.2 – 1.2mm NN set – $49.95
#QS-125/1.5 – 1.5mm NN set – $49.95

SPARE/EXTRA CUPS

Note: Please let us know which version (male thread or female thread) you have on your QS-125WB when ordering a new or spare cup.

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#QS-125NYC – 125ml nylon cup – $25.00
#QS-125/200ALC – 200cc aluminum cup – $28.00
#QS-125/200SS – 200cc stainless cup – $35.00
#QS-125/400ALC – 400cc aluminum cup – $28.00
#QS-125/600NYC – 600cc nylon cup – $30.00
#QS-125/600ALC – 600cc aluminum cup – $32.00
#QS-125/MINI-START – 3m PPS Mini-Cup “starter set”.
Includes 1 mini 6 oz cup #16115, 10 #16114 lids and liners, &PPS adapter – $59.00

SPARE PARTS

#QS-125/RK – Rebuild Kit (springs, seals, washers) – $25.00

 

AM SERIES SMARTPAK LVLP GUNS

 

 


am_5008_case_detailsam_5008-200x300New! AM-5008 “SmartPak” – This package contains all the nozzles required to spray the most popular waterbased and solvent based finishes and paints and it works with small compressors. The AM-5008S is the setup for all stains,  sealers and clears. Also included are rebuild/service kits, mini-regulator and cleaning brushes. What a great deal this package is if you don’t know what nozzles to get for your new gun. Gun incorporates stainless steel in the fluid passages, threaded connector to the cup, and the female connector in the nylon cup. This upgrade by our factory insures proper performance with waterborne finishes and catalyzed solvent products.

2 YEAR WARRANTY

Body: forged aluminum
Nozzle/needle: stainless steel
Air cap: nickled brass
Gaskets: Teflon
Cups: 600cc (other sizes available)
Working Pressure : 29 psi (at gun inlet)
Air Consumption: 6 cfm
Needle/nozzle/air cap: included in kit, 1.0mm, 1.3mm, 1.8mm

 

 

MODEL #

DESCRIPTION

 PURCHASE NOW  PRICE
AM-5008/S Gun with 600cc cup, 1.0mm, 1.3mm, 1.5mm NN setups, repair kit, strainers, service wrench SHIPS FREE!


 $325.00
QS-ADDPPS

Add PPS starter kit – includes medium cup, 10 lids and liners, 3 caps & #2 PPS adapter. SHIPS FREE!
 $65.00

 

ACCESSORIES & REPLACEMENT PARTS

#HW-SS-3G – 3 pack replacement stainless steel strainers – $7.50
#AM-5008/RK – rebuild kit (springs, seals, washers) – $25.00
#AM-5008/125NYC – 125cc nylon cup – $25.00
#AM-5008/200ALC – 200cc aluminum cup – $30.00
#AM-5008/400ALC – 400cc aluminum cup – $35.00
#AM-5008/600NYC – 600cc nylon cup – $39.99
#AM-5008/600ALC – 600cc aluminum cup – $39.99
#AM-5008/1000ALC – 1000cc aluminum cup – $45.00

REPLACEMENT NEEDLE/NOZZLE/AIRCAP SETS

#AM-5008/10 – 1.0mm NN kit for AM-5008 – $59.95
#AM-5008/13 – 1.3mm NN kit for AM-5008 – $59.95
#AM-5008/15 – 1.5mm NN kit for AM-5008 – $59.95
#AM-5008/18 – 1.8mm NN kit for AM-5008 – $59.95
#AM-5008/20 – 2.0mm NN kit for AM-5008 – $59.95
#AM-5008/25 – 2.5mm NN kit for AM-5008 – $59.95


am8008_5008smallPerfect for Luthiers!

AM-8008/5008 “SmartPak” – We almost called this package the “Not Sure Which Spray Gun To Get-Kit”. This package contains both a small gravity detail gun and a full size gravity gun. Both are LVLP guns and will work with small compressors. The 1.4mm setup in the large gun will handle clears and the small gravity gun with 1.0mm is perfect for stains, sealers and most clear finishes (some may require thinning). The two cups have adapters so you can use both cup sizes with either gun, and included are rebuild/service kits, mini-regulator and cleaning brushes. What a great deal this package is if you don’t know whether to get a full size or detail gun. Both guns incorporate stainless steel in the fluid passages, threaded connector to the cup, and the female connector in the nylon cup. This upgrade by our factory insures proper performance with waterborne finishes and catalyzed solvent products.

Body: forged aluminum
Nozzle/needle: stainless steel
Air cap: nickled brass
Gaskets: Teflon
Cups: 125cc and 600cc
Working Pressure : 29 psi (at gun inlet)
Air Consumption: 3 cfm (detail gun) 5.5 cfm (large gun)
Needle/nozzle/air cap: 1.0mm (detail gun), 1.4mm (large gun)

AM-8008/5008 – Two Gun kit (shown above), – $375.00


Available for purchase on our Ebay Store!

ACCESSORIES & REPLACEMENT PARTS

#HW-SS-3G – 3 pack replacement stainless steel strainers – $7.50
#AM-5008/125NYC – 125cc nylon cup – $25.00
#AM-5008/200ALC – 200cc aluminum cup – $28.00
#AM-5008/400ALC – 400cc aluminum cup – $28.00
#AM-5008/600NYC – 600cc nylon cup – $30.00
#AM-5008/600ALC – 600cc aluminum cup – $32.00
#AM-5008/1000ALC – 1000cc aluminum cup – $35.00

REPLACEMENT NEEDLE/NOZZLE/AIRCAP SETS

#AM-5008/10 – 1.0mm NN kit for AM-5008 – $54.95
#AM-5008/13 – 1.3mm NN kit for AM-5008 – $54.95
#AM-5008/15 – 1.5mm NN kit for AM-5008 – $54.95
#AM-5008/18 – 1.8mm NN kit for AM-5008 – $54.95
#AM-5008/20 – 2.0mm NN kit for AM-5008 – $54.95
#AM-5008/25 – 2.5mm NN kit for AM-5008 – $54.95

#AM-8008/0.8 – 0.8mm NN set for AM-8008 – $45.00
#AM-8008/1.2 – 1.2mm NN set for AM-8008 – $45.00
#AM-8008/1.5 – 1.5mm NN set for AM-8008 – $45.00

 


 

QS-08 SERIES DETAIL GUN

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QS-08 If you attend my classes, you’ll see me use this gun quite a bit. You’ll love this touch up gun for its price, but it’s perfect for working up samples, toning, shading and small projects. The overhead trigger makes for precise detail work and is very comfortable to use. While not HVLP, it will work fine with small compressors. Stainless steel needle and nozzle make it perfect for water based. Standard configuration of 1.6mm will handle all stains and thin clears like shellac and lacquer. Water base finishes need 10% thinning with water. Package includes gun, 8 oz. cup and complete instructions.

Body: nickled brass
Nozzle/needle: stainless steel
Air cap: nickled brass
Gaskets: Teflon
Cup: Aluminum 200cc.
Working Pressure : 30-50 psi (at gun inlet)
Air Consumption: 2.8 – 4 cfm
Needle/nozzle/air cap: 1.6mm

#QS08 – $49.95