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How to Spray HVLP Lacquer


A professional gloss finish is moderately easy to achieve when HVLP lacquer is applied over a base color on automotive refinishing projects. Most HVLP lacquers used in body shops are urethane or acrylic-based and are used to provide a hard, protective covering over water-based or solvent-based paint products. Once dry, lacquers provide a resilient, flat surface that protects color integrity and promotes a high-gloss shine. Correct HVLP lacquer application is vital to the success of any auto painting project.

Things You’ll Need

HVLP spray gun, Air regulator, Lacquer, Hardener, Reducer, Hose line, Compressor, Degreaser, Lint-free rag, Tack cloth, Cellulose thinners