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Ultimate Spray bottle test

After Picking up a new Kwazar Mercury Pro sprayer today I decided to see how it compared to some of the other sprayers I had laying around. If you don't know about the Kwazar let me give you a little insight. It has a special design pump that sprays twice on one squeeze, once when you squeeze and once when you release. I thought this would really save my wrist from all the spraying I do in a day. On to the test!

The competitors.
1. Standard chemical resistant sprayer from my detailing supplier. $1.00
2. Old style Spraymaster $5.50
3. New style Spraymaster $5.59
4. ZEP professional sprayer from Home Depot $3.69 ... they have a new version similar to the new Spraymaster sprayer that I didn't have for this test.
5. Kwazar Mercury pro $16.99...... $21 including shipping
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Each bottle was filled with 24 ounces of water of the same temperature with the same amount of blue slip solution added. They each had the strainer attached to the pick-up tube.

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The first test was 5 pumps with the nozzle set to a fine mist like I would use for normal tinting. I tried to make sure all the sprayers were spraying about the same pattern to make it fair.
1st Zep
2nd Spraymaster old
3rd Spraymaster new
4th tie Standard and Kwazar

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The Next test was 5 pumps again with the nozzle out as far as it would go with out leaking around the back side.

1st Zep
2nd Spraymaster old
3rd Spraymaster new
4th tie Standard and Kwazar

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The final test was to see how many pumps it would take to fill the 3 ounce cup. This test ended up being a little unreliable because the slip solution would foam up so the cup wasn't actually all the way full after the foam settled. So I cleaned out all the slip solution and used just water for this test.

1st Zep .......................28 pumps
2nd Spraymaster old .....31 pumps
3rd Spraymaster new... .37 pumps
4th Kwazar ..................64 pumps
5th Standard................70 pumps

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My thoughts are that you can't go wrong with the old Zep or spraymaster sprayers. The new Spraymasters fail to impress me and they don't seem to be as comfortable in my hand as the old sprayer. As for the Kwazar sprayer, save your money! I'm probably going to send mine back.


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bored today ??? :rimshot
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Tint-Factory Car Shine
Oct 20 2010 12:54 PM

bored today ??? :rimshot

haha.. yep, and very curious. :beer
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Featured thread.

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:lol
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The real test is which one remains working in a week or two.
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Tint-Factory Car Shine
Oct 20 2010 05:13 PM

The real test is which one remains working in a week or two.

I can tell you the Zep sprayer and the old Spraymaster are 3+ years old but have only been used for tint solution. The cheap-o red sprayers are good for solvent based cleaners and dressings because when they go bad in a month or two, you can toss them and not feel so bad about it. I've never tried high volume sprayers with harsh chemicals.... maybe someone else can give some input on that.
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Good stuff dude. I actually learned something today! :thumb :thumb
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Tint-Factory Car Shine
Oct 20 2010 06:18 PM

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this is what I have been using for awhile now...works great for tint and PPF ...AND is does spray in any direction and upside down like is states. :thumb

Ooooohhhh... where do you get those? I wouldn't mind getting one to try and maybe test against the others.

Edit.... I see it on the ace page in the background... :thumb
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The new spraymasters suck ass. Seems to me the company that makes them never tried them out, or compared them to the old ones. I wish I had bought all the old ones my dist had when I had the chance...but, they still have the knock-offs in white that work great.
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i've been through three new zeps in the last month ...
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Tint-Factory Car Shine
Oct 20 2010 07:10 PM

i've been through three new zeps in the last month ...

This one?
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yep ...
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I am confused that you guys are even discussing this type of sprayers. Is there anything wrong with pump sprayers?
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Is there anything wrong with pump sprayers?

Yeah, You try doing 5 to 7 cars a day for 15 plus years, lifting something that weighs 7 or 8 pounds. No thanks. :campfire
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Have I mentioned how much I love my cornelius tank? :campfire
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shwusyrtnts
Oct 21 2010 06:03 AM

Have I mentioned how much I love my cornelius tank? :campfire



Where is the best place to get one of those setups slick?
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do we care? <img src='http://www.tintdude....d_saying_no.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':blink:' /> <img src='http://www.tintdude....ault/Flaugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':blink:' />

Who asked you? <img src='http://www.tintdude....ault/Flaugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':blink:' />
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Tint-Factory Car Shine
Oct 21 2010 07:15 AM

I am confused that you guys are even discussing this type of sprayers. Is there anything wrong with pump sprayers?

I've tried Polysprayers, tank sprayers, you name it. Personally I prefer a bottle. :embar Nothing wrong with tanks or polys, just my personal preference.
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Same way for me. I prefer a simple spray bottle for auto and a cornelius for fg.
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Same way for me. I prefer a simple spray bottle for auto and a cornelius for fg.



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Tint-Factory Car Shine
Oct 21 2010 02:37 PM
Redid the last test with just water so it would be more accurate. :dunno
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Is there anything wrong with pump sprayers?

Yeah, You try doing 5 to 7 cars a day for 15 plus years, lifting something that weighs 7 or 8 pounds. No thanks. :whisper

You don't know what I tried. Anyways, so its the weight vs. the constant triggering action? Are there other pros and cons for each?
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Tint-Factory Car Shine
Oct 21 2010 03:59 PM

Is there anything wrong with pump sprayers?

Yeah, You try doing 5 to 7 cars a day for 15 plus years, lifting something that weighs 7 or 8 pounds. No thanks. :whisper

You don't know what I tried. Anyways, so its the weight vs. the constant triggering action? Are there other pros and cons for each?

To me, just the hassle of filling, pumping, cleaning and dealing with ruptured hoses and bad seals is enough to out-weigh all the cons of using a trigger bottle. Flat glass is a different story but I don't do much flat glass. However, if I do have a flat glass job, I prefer my 3.5 gallon pump sprayer.
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You don't know what I tried. Are there other pros and cons for each?


For me I use a stainless pump up tank at the peel board.

hand held spray bottle is what I use when doing a vehicle.

I was trained Auto Tinting using them.plus there were not many other options back then.

I use a few different amounts of soap mixtures. depending on the type of window I am doing,and also the situation.so I have min of 3 mixtures.and one of them I will refill with my stainless tank,it is the soap mixture that I use the most.

I like the fact that they are easier to control the spray pressure, spray pattern,and amount of spray.

The ones I use the spray head can be totally disassembled for easy cleaning,and also I have removed the useless screen most come with at the end of the pickup tube added a micron filter to prevent contamination.

I am sure a Cornelius tank works great for others on a vehicle.
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Yeah, You try doing 5 to 7 cars a day for 15 plus years, lifting something that weighs 7 or 8 pounds. No thanks. :prof


wiener :lol
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Is there anything wrong with pump sprayers?

Yeah, You try doing 5 to 7 cars a day for 15 plus years, lifting something that weighs 7 or 8 pounds. No thanks. :blink:

You don't know what I tried. Anyways, so its the weight vs. the constant triggering action? Are there other pros and cons for each?

To me, just the hassle of filling, pumping, cleaning and dealing with ruptured hoses and bad seals is enough to out-weigh all the cons of using a trigger bottle. Flat glass is a different story but I don't do much flat glass. However, if I do have a flat glass job, I prefer my 3.5 gallon pump sprayer.


I love the old Zep sprayers, mine finally went out on me.....the tips were spraying funny and I couldnt adjust them and they were leaking around the top of the bottle...tried the new ones and they really suck so I got me some old spraymasters and they work alright, just not a comfortable as the old Zeps!!!!!!!! :beer
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