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Iwata W400lv4 1.4 Lvb or Lvx cap?

Postby rj53 » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:13 pm

Hi, I read someone was using a W400lv4 with a Lph400 lvb cap on it. Has anyone tried this with the Lvb or lvx cap?
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Re: Iwata W400lv4 1.4 Lvb or Lvx cap?

Postby MRPainter » Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:37 am

rj53 wrote:Hi, I read someone was using a W400lv4 with a Lph400 lvb cap on it. Has anyone tried this with the Lvb or lvx cap?


W400 LV4 air cap and LVX air cap are the same. I've already layed clear with my LVX and it worked just like w400.... :lol:
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Postby great adventure » Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:22 pm

mrpainter are u sure that w400lv cap and orange lvx are both the same

if they are the say then no need to order the orange cap
will order only the new gun w400lv4 1.4 for clear
and keep my lph400 lv for base coat
it is not always the gun... its the man behind the trigger
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Re: Iwata W400lv4 1.4 Lvb or Lvx cap?

Postby Andy T » Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:23 pm

MRPainter wrote:W400 LV4 air cap and LVX air cap are the same. I've already layed clear with my LVX and it worked just like w400.... :lol:


Admittedly I have no first hand experience with either cap, but I doubt very much that they are "the same". I've no doubt that the LVX layed your clear on very well due to it's excellent atomisation, but that doesn't means it's identical to the LV4 :)
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Iwata W400lv4 1.4 Lvb or Lvx cap?

Postby rj53 » Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:12 am

Hi, Thanks for the replies. I would like to clarify my original question. Has anyone tried or is using a LPH400 LVB (purple cap) or LVX (orange cap) on a W400LV OR W400LV4 GUN. I know these caps were made for the LPH400 guns, i read someone was using the LVB purple cap on his W400LV and liked the way it worked. I can imagine a lot of possibilities if these caps worked well on a great clear gun like the W400LV. Thanks again for the replies!
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Postby MRPainter » Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:31 am

great adventure wrote:mrpainter are u sure that w400lv cap and orange lvx are both the same

if they are the say then no need to order the orange cap
will order only the new gun w400lv4 1.4 for clear
and keep my lph400 lv for base coat


Yes, it is the same except the body and the ring color. I have both guns. I've tried the LVX in the W400LV gun and it worked just like with the original aircap. It's probably one of Iwata's marketing plan but it's alright.
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Postby SprayTech » Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:41 am

If your W-400 has the tulip style fluid nozzle the air caps will interchange , as I has tried all 3 caps on my w400 that I put in a 1.4 tulip fluid nozzle .
It sprayed well with all 3 caps , but I liked how the air caps spray with my LPH 400's better !

I use a LPH -400LVB ( Purple cap ) for all my metallic & pearl base coats , and use my LPH -400 LV for clear only . I use my converted W-400 for solid base colors and will occasionally use it for clear . My helper likes spraying clear with the W-400 better then my LPH 400 , its kind of a painters preference really and how you spray as he calls my LPH 400LV a hoser gun ..... Ha Ha Ha .

Just depends on how you spray to which gun will work for you . I think the LV air cap lays base metallic to mottley for my liking . The LVB is designed for the tough pearls , metallic's .
I had excellent success with spraying GM's WA379E tri Stage red with the LVX air cap , and cleared the job with the LVX & same gun ( LPH-400 ) and came out very nice . Oh and all my guns are 1.4 spraying PPG's DBC Base & Global Clear .

You may have to experiment and find the air cap that suits your style !
As we can give suggestions but not dial it for you , like I mentioned before , not everyone sprays the same .
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VERY INTERESTING

Postby Hub » Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:13 am

RJ53,
We have several reports of both the LXB & the LVX being used on the W400LV and they have claimed success. What they're standard level of acceptance was I don't know. I have no qualm with the person that uses air cap & fluid nozzle combinations that aren't the norm.
Case in point, the Rudderman at Boeing uses the LPH400LVB for spraying single stage material - he loves it.

MRP,
The LV4 and the LVX are NOT the same.

LPHLV4 - PN 93874601

WLV4 -- PN 93631621

LVX ---- PN 93548700

LVB ---- PN 93524650

Each of these caps are different in each of these categories

Each of these caps have engineered Atomization, But, with different droplet size.

Fluid speed delivery

Inlet pressure

CFM requirements

and in the case of the LVB a very different spray technique

Thanks to you all for your participation, your willness to share is what makes it so fun.
Cheers to All,
"HUB" :)
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