Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Sharpe’s New RAZOR HVLP Spray Gun Achieves Superior Finishes with Extremely Smooth Spray Pattern

Minneapolis, MN – Sharpe, a leader in paint spraying equipment for the professional automotive refinish market, introduces the newly designed high-performance RAZOR HVLP Spray Gun.

The RAZOR HVLP Spray Guns, popular for spraying base and clear, deliver excellent finish quality, atomization and reliability.

With multiple nozzle options ranging from 1.0 to 1.7, the RAZOR HVLP Spray Guns are the lightest gun in their class with a weight of only 1.3 lbs.

The RAZOR HVLP Spray Gun is one of the best American-made guns for spraying base and clear with HVLP technology. It features an extremely smooth spray pattern for superior finishes, and atomizes a broad range of coatings – from primer and base, to clear – offering superb versatility. The RAZOR HVLP Spray Gun has lightweight construction, an ergonomic design and low trigger for ultimate painter comfort.

Backed by a three-year warranty, the guns feature 100% stainless steel fluid passages, needle and nozzle, offering long-term affordability with ultra-long life needle packing. A nickel-plated finish and 23 ounce polished aluminum gravity cup make for easy cleaning. A 3M™ PPS™ Adapter is included.

“The new RAZOR Spray Guns compete head to head in terms of performance and reliability with Sata, DeVilbiss and Iwata spray guns,” said Ron Graffis, Sharpe manager of sales and marketing.

“To demonstrate the durability and high quality finish these new guns deliver, Sharpe is offering a three year warranty for our made in the USA product,” added Graffis.

Graco, a world leader in fluid handling systems and components, and Sharpe, a part of the Graco company, developed RAZOR Spray Guns. Specific to automotive finishing, Graco has a long history designing and manufacturing finishing equipment that improves productivity, reduces paint usage costs, lowers emissions and provides consistently better finishes for automotive manufacturers the world over.These manufacturers include General Motors, Ford and Toyota, as well as for bus, trucking and airplane manufacturers.

Graco purchased Sharpe in 2003 to enter the North American automotive refinishing market, and brought its strong R&D, engineering and product development expertise to develop new spray guns to bolster Sharpe’s position in the marketplace.

Sharpe and Graco developed RAZOR accessories that enhance the painting experience. The Dryaire™ system removes compressed air humidity, and many air filters and coalescers ensure high quality air. Other accessories include the Digi-tell™ air-adjusting valve, and a full line of hose assemblies, high output connectors, 3M™ PPS™ Adapter for RAZOR, Spray Gun Brush Kit and F2-Disposable In-Line Filters.

Technical Information:
  • Air Inlet Size: 1/4" npsm (R 1/4 - 19)
  • Max. Air Inlet Pressure: 29 psi (0.2 MPa, 2.0 bar)
  • Air Consumption: 14.4 CFM at 29 psi (1.1 bar)
  • Cup Size: 23 oz. (0.68 liter) cup, Weight with cup: 1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
  • Aircap Pattern: 14 inches
  • Finish: Nickel