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Entry level Spay Guns DeVibiss Fisnishline vs Sharpe Finex 3000

Been doing some research in buying a good entry level spray gun. Decided to paint my car and looking to buy a decent spray gun that will not cost me too much. Years ago a buddy of mine said that the gun brand didnt really matter if you where to only use it a couple times a year.

In your Opinion what would be a better gun to purchase a Sharpe Finex 3000 or DeVilbiss Finishline both run about $130

What are the cons of using a lower quality gun like these in painting a car.
I once primered a car and shot some flat paint with a $25 Coleman gun with a 1.5 tip and it came out very very good. Just wondering the downside to using a cheap gun like this. its it that its will not spray consistently?, will it spatter?, does it lakc the adjustments needed? or is it just plain durability?

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Been doing some research in buying a good entry level spray gun. Decided to paint my car and looking to buy a decent spray gun that will not cost me too much. Years ago a buddy of mine said that the gun brand didnt really matter if you where to only use it a couple times a year.

In your Opinion what would be a better gun to purchase a Sharpe Finex 3000 or DeVilbiss Finishline both run about $130

What are the cons of using a lower quality gun like these in painting a car.
I once primered a car and shot some flat paint with a $25 Coleman gun with a 1.5 tip and it came out very very good. Just wondering the downside to using a cheap gun like this. its it that its will not spray consistently?, will it spatter?, does it lakc the adjustments needed? or is it just plain durability?
Sorry I forgot to mention Im looking into using it it for the basecoat and Clear coat
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If I had to choose.... I would choose the Devilbiss finishline, you should get good results with it, The only thing is that it might not be as durable,
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I use the Finishline. Keep in mind when reading this I'm not a professional painter, just a do it yourselfer trying to do the best job I can. I took some paint and body classes at my local community college (for kicks and giggles) to help me be as good as I can be.

With that being said, my Finishline does pretty well, it's a nice solid gun. I am using it to shoot Epoxy and building primer. You can make all the necessary adjustments on it no problem, and no splattering or anything like that. In other words, I have no complaints about it. You just can't get one expecting it to be an Iwata or a Sata. I have never used a Sharpe so I cannot speak on it.
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Thanks Guys Im very impatient and wanna get started with shooting the Epoxy Primer over the bare metal soon. Ive been researching and getting about 50/50 on opinions on the two. I think Im going to go with the finishline because for about $150 I get the gun with 3 nozzle sizes, and the Devilbiss disposable cup liners. I always make a mess and have a heck of a time cleaning the cups and I think would be nice to be able to just throw away the liners and minimize the cleaning. Thanks
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