Originally Posted by jeremyb
what is your compressor set up? That is something you need to take into consideration when choosing between a hvlp or non hvlp. A non-hvlp will use more air (such as an iwata-W400 or Sata-RP). My pick is the iwata lph400. If you look around enough you can find one at a decent price. I bought one from my previous boss (though it was a w400) for $150. It was only used for a year or 2 (not everyday use). Even if it is out of your price range, it will be worth the extra money..trust me. If you are planning on doing this for a living, you need to make the investment on a top quality gun that will serve you for years to come. I've had my lph400 for over 3 years now and have never looked back.
its a 120g tank i belive and its somewhere near 18-20cfm... if i remember off the top of my head. i am using the purple HF guns at around 33-35psi at the handle and the compressor goes on once while im doing the entire car.
air supply is non of my concern considering the set up i am using now, i am just not having problems.
you say spend the extra for the gun... but the thing is... if its my budget, its the budget im sticking to. i literally dont have the money to put up for the other gun. or i gladly would. i just cant afford like another 100-125 for a iwata400.