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View Poll Results: Which is better?
DeVilbiss Starting Line Kit 2 100.00%
HF 43430 aka "The Purple Gun" 0 0%
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Old 02-06-2007, 03:48 AM
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DeVilbiss Finish Line Kit Vs. HF 34340 "Purple Gun"...

hey, just wondering what your guy's opinions are on the matter....which is a better setup?

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Too many better cheap guns - then a Starting Line for the same price. There are several places that offer the DeVillbiss Finishline 3 with 2 or 3 tips as well as a kit for not much more money. And a lot better gun, IMHO

Check out the Astro lineup.

Check out the Sharpe Finex400

The HF 43430 is a good gun (usually) but is a major air hog with the accompanying overspray - everything in my garage is primer gray.

If you do a search or read thru this you will find a lot of great information: Harbor Freight 43430 "purple" gun

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Not sure why you are insisting on the cheap gun but if it is just because of cost then you may be making a mistake. I bought the 43430 because I simply did not know which gun I wanted (needed) and did not have the experience to make an informed choice and intended to use it as a learning tool, for which purpose it worked very well. After gaining a bit of experience and trying a couple of different guns (and taking some of the excellent advice from some of these guys here ) I chose an IWATA 400 and the difference is amazing. When you look at the price of the material you are going to use and consider the transfer efficiency of the IWATA or other top of the line gun which you may like better you will find that the cheap gun is going to start costing you money in a VERY short time instead of saving money. Saving even $300 on a gun don't mean much when in a short time you have $300 dollars worth of overspray all over your shop and everything in it but still only have the cheap gun to work with. I found the 43430 to be everything everyone said it was and it will do a nice job but it, like most other cheap guns I have tried, will sure wa$te a lot of paint. JMO as another hobby painter that has used both types I found that the quality gun is actually cheaper after only a few jobs and will pay for it self in a hurry.
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Not sure why you are insisting on the cheap gun but if it is just because of costwill pay for it self in a hurry.
I forgot to mention above - I tried all the guns I mentioned except the Astro, but finally bit the bullet and bought an IWATA LPV400 w/1.4 tip

The Finishline 3 has become my primer and general use gun. The HF 43430 is gone. The Sharpe FINEX is almost new and will possibly be be sold to the highest bidder - it does work nicely, but I don't have the selection of tips that I have with the FL3

Spend the extra bucks, you wont be sorry - with good BC paint at $100 (and up/quart)
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i changed it to the actual name "Finish Line" if there is even a difference....
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