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Old 08-14-2004, 06:50 PM   #41 (permalink)
 
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we use the malibubronze hvlp sprayer...It it awesome and we will be purchasing their new improved version. I think the price has been reduced, too!
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Old 08-15-2004, 06:45 PM   #42 (permalink)
 
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spray tanning is done with a booth. airbrush technician applied tanning is done by an individual. Making this difference on the phone to possible clients is not easy. Spray booth, airbrushing, mist on tan, Mystic tan, the stand up spray booth. all of these names have been applied to booth tanning which has hacked so many people that if the difference is not made there is no business. Because people think that I will hack them up like the booths have for so long.
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Old 08-15-2004, 10:00 PM   #43 (permalink)
 
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i just got the hvlp spray machine from tampa bay tan and I LOVE IT!!! I did 8 people with it Thursday and they were all very happy. It's easier on the hands and a lot quicker. I'll never do airbrush again!!!
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Old 08-19-2004, 07:00 PM   #44 (permalink)
 
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After tons of research I just ordered a LVLP system through Sprays of Rays. I can't wait to get it and will post as soon as I have completed my first tan with it! Anyone else out there already using this system have any tips or comments?

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Old 08-20-2004, 07:41 AM   #45 (permalink)
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I put away my HVLP and began using me airbrush again. Just couldn't get the hang of it and had so-o-o-o much overspray. I hated wiping all that solution (money) off the walls, floor, cabinets, etc after every session. Plus I was ending up with overdone feet and hands. I have almost no overspray with airbrush and still get customers out in under 30 minutes...check-in to check-out. Some customers who have had both types of application say they prefer the airbrush for color retention. I would love to be able to use the HVLP but I just haven't been able to get the technique down. I am sure it is just our technique but until I figure it out I am back with my trusty airbrush . Suggestions?
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Pamtannails,

I don't have my machine from Sprays of Rays yet but what sold me on buying from them (besides the fact that it weighs only 6 1/2 pounds and they don't force you to buy THEIR DHA solution for the warranty to remain intact) was the fact that with their LVLP you are not supposed to get as much overspray as the HVLP and you are supposed to use less DHA as a result hopefully saving me money over the long term.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND IT(I enlisted my Dad and Husband on this as I am FAR from mechanically inclined): It uses a turbine (like some other HVLPs) HOWEVER it mists solution on at 1 psi and 41 cfm instead of 4 to 10 psi and ~60 cfm like the other HVLPs on the market resulting in a gentler mist & less overspray.

That said, I have NOT used it yet but I have talked to two reformed airbrushers who could not say enough about it! They said it cut their allotted time per client to 15 minutes and they still got great results. As soon as I have given it a run I will post to you all!

Should you decide to check it out before then they are super nice and are at spraysofrays.com. They also offer a discount if you mention Tantalk.

As for getting the technique down I am going to meet with a salon owner who is successfully using it and hopefully watch and learn!

Hope this helps & Good Luck!
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Thanks Kimberlane. I appreciate your help. I hate it because I spent the money and now this thing is collecting dust. I need to get it out and work with it again to see if I can make it work.
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PaM;
Which system did you buy? Did you get help from your rep? It should only take a few minutes to get the hang of it. way easier than airbrush !!!

We tried about 3 HVLP and we were not impressed. The overspray, noise was horrendous. My friend bought a SprayTanz from MalibuBronze. We tried it when we were out for a visit and man it blows all of the others out of the water!!!

Michele sent us one on a 30 day trial basis. We loved it so much that we are ordering a newer version in Sept. Give here a call she is very helpful!
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what is the website for Stylz?
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How ahout jamaicametan??? anyone have this? Do you like it?
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