I almost picked up the HF 47016 "Purple" gun last week, but, I see that the gun isn't really a HVLP - it needs 40 to 60 psi, IIRC.
The price is right though @ $12.99 on sale.
That's around the price range I want to stay at - $20 or so.
I want to put together a shop vac powered HVLP spray rig and I don't think a shop vac can put out that much pressure.
I also don't want to sink a lot into something that's just an experiment.
I've used a couple of "sweeper powered" sprayers in the past & they actually worked very well. (anybody remember the Kirby attachment?)(the other one was for spraying Sno-Flock that did double duty as a paint sprayer)
Since it was pre-waterborn clears, I had no way of really testing them with anything other than solvent based materials or "latex enamels".
The solvents ate up the plastic parts ad the "latex enamel" had,,,to be kind,,,,issues of it's own...
The finishes they laid down were pretty good though.
I'd be open to a DIY version also if anyone has any ideas there.