NCP....neither had I and I was thinking about going ahead with a larger compressor until I saw a discussion of these on the Auto Body 101 forum:
Astro Pneumatic Tool Company EVO4014 - Low Volume Low Pressure (LVLP) Spray Gun - 1.4mm
Price: $68.99 - $83.05
(Description from S&J's Discount Tools: This gun's patented cap nozzle design and use of lower volume of air finely atomizes paint creating a smooth finish with minimum overspray Lower cfm consumption Stainless steel needle and fluid tip makes it suitable for water base products Decreased overspray creates cost savings up to 20-30% Specifications: Cup capacity: 600ml Operation Pressure: 25psi Net Weight: 1.02lb / 462g Average Air Consumption: 9.6-9.8cfm Air Inlet Thread NPT: 1/4" Required Compressor: 3hp Max. Pattern at 8" Distance: 8.7-9in (220-230mm) Air cap output: 10psi Nozzle Size: 1.4 (EVO4014).
and SATA has their own version called the "RP" (Reduced Pressure)
SATA® KLC RP™
This "Super Saver"*primer and*filler gun reduces*sanding to a minimum*in car refinishing.
Swift work due to the*wide spray fan and high material flow .**
High economic efficiency – SATA’s HVLP technology ensures*transfer efficiency rates significantly above the required 65% by VOC legislation.*
Low air consumption* - suitable for compressors with reduced air volume
Is this something brand-new to the industry?