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Old 09-15-2005, 11:28 AM
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Advice on new paint gun

I am looking at getting a new HVLP paint gun. The one I have seemed to work OK for me but also seemed to be a little inconsistent. Not that I am any paint expert, but I though that as long as I am starting my new project (66 Bronco) I would invest in a better one. The one I have now is a cheap one I bought at Carquest. No real name on it. I would plan on using it now for primer, but would like to get a little better one.

I looked at this one

http://www.spraygundepot.com/scripts...sid=0824050539

What do you think?

Any other suggestions. I would like to keep it under $200 if possible.

I am mostly spraying Nason (or other)bc/cc but may be painting single stage Nason on this project.

Any advice would be helpful. I am sure that there are plenty of searches on this but I wanted a recent update as I know what is available is always changing.

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That is a nice gun. My first good gun was a D'Ville Finishline and I still use it today.
The Harbor Freight "Purple" HVLP is always a good,cheap gun.

There are a ton of Chinese knock off's on e-bay for cheap as well that do a good job.

The Astro's are another line that have favorable mention.

Most any gun paint's well,It really comes back to air supply being the trouble with most as HVLP requires a large VOLUME of air that most hobby compressors can't supply for a full on paint job.
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those 2 guns are pretty decent, i used the harbor freight, purple central brand for a while, then i bought the devilbliss finishline. i got mine from the mac tools distributor.
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the only bad thing about the central gun, is the cap is threaded on, and its a pain if some paint dries in the threads
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How you like the finishline gun compared to purple HF gun?
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the only bad thing about the central gun, is the cap is threaded on, and its a pain if some paint dries in the threads
That is why I do a really good cleaning everytime I use mine. Take it all apart everytime, clean it and you will not have that problem.

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How you like the finishline gun compared to purple HF gun?
IMO, The D'ville paint's base better and the purple lay's clear better. The purple has a larger fan and seem's to atomize a heavy solids clear better.
The D'Ville also has the "bag" cup adapters to make clean up much easier.
You can get a universal adapter kit from D'Ville that will fit in most cup's,some need a little modification,that makes clean up quicker.

I've just alway's preferred a 2 gun system. One for paint,one just for clear.
Rarely do you shoot the 2 at the same pressure and gun settings and trust me,Once you find a setting on your gun that lay's clear smooth,you'll want to weld it in place.
You also eliminate the possibility of cross contamination of the 2. Nothing worse than having some color stuck in a gun that comes out in your clear.
Kandy's being the worst as the dye saturates into every possible crack and into the metal's microscopic scale. I have cleaned a gun THROUGHLY and leave some clean thinner/reducer in it for storage and the next shoot open the cup to see some of the residual kandy color in the thinner.
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i personally like the devilbliss, but you can take another can, and put it on the central gun,and will be pretty good, i like mine, cause it olds almost a quart of material..it does wear your arm out painting a hood or roof when its full!
i also soak mine in thinner til i use it again, just dont soak the plastic tips and the threaded part in thinner, as mine expanded and had to replace it
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That is what I did with one of my HF purple guns. I had purchased a gun off the net that came with a 1000cc aluminum cup but it wasn't HVLP. I took that cup off it and put it on the HF gun along with the Devill bag system.

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Which one from HF are you talking about. Anyone have a link or part number?
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Purple Gun

You can get the HVLP aluminum cup which will fit it fine. It's usually on the shelf with the other paint gun stuff if you want a larger cup.
The D'Ville universial bag adapters WILL NOT FIT IT!!!
They will however fit the white plastic one.
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[QUOTE=Bee4Me WILL NOT FIT IT!!!
They will however fit the white plastic one.[/QUOTE]

They will fit if you drill the opening to fit one of the Devill supplied adapters.

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bags are for groceries
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bags are for groceries
Not these bags, they drastically cut down on the amount of clean up time and solvent used.

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What pressure on the gauge of the HF purple do you operate at? I'm new to painting an I've been having a hard time getting paint down the way I want it. I tried putting it at 10 - 20 psi and it just splaters on there. And my fan is all crazy. Any pointers?

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Purple Gun

You can get the HVLP aluminum cup which will fit it fine. It's usually on the shelf with the other paint gun stuff if you want a larger cup.
The D'Ville universial bag adapters WILL NOT FIT IT!!!
They will however fit the white plastic one.
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