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Old 11-04-2011, 02:18 PM
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Best gun for PPG Concept single stage

Well after 5 years of what seems like mostly sanding Im pretty close to shooting my VW Bus project. After shooting quite a bit of Slick Sand and K38 my Devilbiss FLG3 is pretty much ruined so Im looking for a new gun.

We are going to shoot single stage PPG Concept on it so Im looking for a gun recommendation. We only have a 110v compressor so we need something that doesnt require a crazy CFM rating. Also any recommendations on tip size would be great too. The spec sheet for Concept is fairly broad so I figure I would ask.

Im not too concerned about price, my plan is to shoot this project and put the gun on ebay to minimize my actual expense.

Thanks guys!!

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Dont know if you can find one or not, because they have been discontinued but a Sharpe platinum with a 1.3 tip and a 2000 air cap would spray concept pretty good and it only uses 7.5 cfm................so keep an eye out.
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I wouldnt worry so much about who makes the gun as long as it has a tip no smaller than a 1.3 if your color has metallics and no bigger than a 1.4 for solid colors and clears...a 1.4 is a pretty good medium that can be used for both with a little practice but a 1.3 is a little too small for high solid colors and clears and will tend to spray dry...If I could only have one I'd go with the 1.4..
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Good advice so far, I was thinking of a 1.3 or 1.4 as well. We're shooting solid old school original colors, blue and white. 4 coats maybe 5 and a wet sand afterwards. The bus is completely sealed in K38, wet sanded with 600 so its smmooooooooth as glass right now. I'll make a decision here in a few days so if anyone else has some recomendations for PPG Concept let me know!
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See this thread, post #4, my post. This is how I solved my small (3 hp) air compressor problem, with a HVLP gun.
need suggestions for compressed air filtration / desiccant unit

Now, for the gun.
My suggestion, is to buy a higher end mid grade gun, and learn to use it. In my opinion, by far the biggest variable in spray painting is gun technique. I would plan on keeping the gun. I am guessing the loss of value in a spray gun is about as dramatic as the loss in value of a new car, the moment you drive it of the lot.
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