Viton O-rings manufactured to MIL-SPEC, and
long-range chambers that shoot up to 15 feet.
While most of SPF Depot’s parts were the result
of focused research and development, others were
circumstantial (the long-range mix chambers
evolved from tinkering with drill positions during
machining). With a unique variety of parts,
aftermarket manufacturers like SPF Depot deliver
value by providing customers with choices they
otherwise wouldn’t have with OEM parts.
However, some contractors, particularly those who
are just starting out, may not even have a choice
between OEM and aftermarket parts, depending
on where they initially bought their equipment.
“If you’re buying equipment on eBay, you may
have a hard time getting OEM replacement parts
and service from a distributor…the first thing
they’ll ask you about is where you bought it,”
explained Gililland. “That’s why we even stock and
sell OEM parts that we don’t manufacture–yet.”
Video: laser etching is the final stage before SPF Depot’s machined front
ends (1) are finished ( 2); Below: Cutaways of a spray gun handle, a side
seal, and mixing chambers
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