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Old 05-29-2005, 10:21 AM
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I Need To Buy A Good Paint Sprayer To Prime And Paint My 55 2nd Series Truck. Where Can I Find Agood One To Use That Will Last A While And Where Can I Get Info On Different Types.

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Generally you do not use the same gun for priming and spraying. Primers are more heavy bodied than paint and require a gun with a larger tip and nozzle. Harboe Freight has several inexpensive guns that are ideal for primer IMO. Also the Harbor Freigh HVLP gun does quite a good job at paint and clear too. Of course if you are planning on doing a number of cars I would suggest a higher quality gun such as Iwata, or Sata.

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Old 05-30-2005, 08:15 AM
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where would I find the Iwata or Sata guns?

Where Would I Purchase An Iwata Or Sata Gun And I Can Get A Good Primer Gun From Where?
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Your local paint supply company that handles PPG also handles the SATA guns.

As for a good primer gun I used the Grip gun attached in the photo. You can find it on the internet for like $39. It came with a 1.4 and a 2.0 tip.

Not only did I use it for priming my project but I also used it for the base, Mid and Clear coat. I don't paint alot so purchasing a $400 gun was not in the cards for me.

You can check out my journal for the step by step results or check out this link for the final results. http://www.hotrodders.com/t63485.html

and the gun http://www.hotrodders.com/gallery/sh...cat=500&page=1
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Sata and iwata are going to be quite expensive. If you are going to use them only occasionally, you can get good results with a less expensive gun. Devilbiss and sharpe make less expensive guns which are good guns and popular. For primer you only need a cheapy gun, like the harbor freight gun 302 suggested. There are many different choices, and you can either buy a gravity feed (cup on top of gun" or a siphon feed with cup on bottom, depends on what you like using better. If you keep the gun clean and don't drop it, a decent gun should last a long time. One problem with less know brands are cheapys is parts avalilability if you ever need them. Make sure you match the needle and aircap to what you are going to spray with the spray gun.
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thank ya'll for the info

I Looked At The Camaro . That Looked Great . If I Get Close To That I'll Be Happy . Can You Give Me Specifics On The Guns You Used. I Would Greatly Appreciate It. John
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This is the gun I used. I know it is cheap but it worked very well for me.

I know a good expensive gun is the ticket for people that do this for a living or do a lot of painting but with the help of all the experts on this board I got very good results with this less expensive model.

http://www.overstock.com/cgi-bin/d2....ID=736570&fp=F

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Look here as well, check out the Astro line, they make copys of guns and I have had some for 10 years now and they are still spraying just fine.. If you need one to get started they are a good gun.. www.spraygunworld.com

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I ordered my Astro from SprayGunWorld last week. Anxiously awaiting its arrival, but something I found on their site, be sure to go to all the sections such as woodworking and check on the gun you are looking at there. I found the same gun at a couple of different prices and a couple of different deals (gun +stand etc)

When I tried to order using Firefox (my normal web browser) I could add the gun to the cart, but when I would try to add a second tip or the stand it would just take me to a Makita tool page. So I called them and the lady could only find it for the higher price. She asked if I wanted the office to call so I said yes (they never did) Finally on a whim I tried Internet Explorer and it all worked??

I guess the point of this is that there non return call has me wondering about their customer service. Also if you use Firefox and have trouble try IE.
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Thanks For All The Help

Thanks For All The Help I Know A Fool Can Ask A Lot Of Questions. I Appreciate The Time Though.
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When it's time to step up to a professional gun buy an Iwata LPH-400, awesome gun IMO. Bob
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