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LPH400 for base and clear?

I am buying an LPH400 to paint my mustang later this year, it is really at the top of my price range, but I think it will be worth having a good gun. I already have a sharp titanium 1.7 that I can use for primer. Color will be whimbleton white. I would like to be able to get away with one tip, I know I can just buy another nozzle for $80, but like I said, I am already pushing it with the gun. My question is, if you had to pick a tip size for both base and clear, would it ne 1.3 or 1.4? will likely be dupont base with SPI clear...

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I sure am satisfied with the Iwata LPH400 with 1.4 tip for ChromaBase and SPI Universal clear on my '31 roadster. This was taken before I did the final hand buff and polish(this week - it's even slicker now ):



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I sure am satisfied with the Iwata LPH400 with 1.4 tip for ChromaBase and SPI Universal clear on my '31 roadster. This was taken before I did the final hand buff and polish(this week - it's even slicker now ):



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Dave, your ride looks great, bet you liked the way the SPI buffs out, even by hand.
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I would go with the 1.4
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1.4 for SPI clear
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Dave, your ride looks great, bet you liked the way the SPI buffs out, even by hand.

I did the first cut 'n' buff by machine using Presta 1500 and swirl remover when I did the final assembly. The last by hand was with Meguire's #2 then a waxing with Meguire's NXT. My right arm may never be the same again. I do like that SPI Universal Clear .

Another before hand buff photo and just below the antenna shot - and painting, again, done with the LPH400/1.4(and I AM an amateur):



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1.4 for SPI clear

1.4 it is... thanks for the advice...
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I use an LS400 w/1.3 tip and get good results but it is noticeable slower than my previous 1.4 tip Sharpe. The 1.4 should be fine but you'd better be ready to paint when you squeeeze the trigger!

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With the LPH400, you only need, max 16psig at the inlet and, depending on the paint, often even less. Doing some small pieces I got down as low as 10-12 psig. You do need a good gauge and regulator for this gun. The normal 160psig that is often supplied - not accurate enough. This is the regulator I use, but with a 75psig gauge:



then of course, the filtration system. This is mine. A HF pre filter then a Sharpe final filter:



This was the early setup on the end of a ~50 copper line from the compressor - I then added the regulator above in place of what shows. I also have an oil removal filter on the compressor.

I do the final set at the gun with this then remove it to get low. This has a 100psig gauge on it, but it was a $$ calibrated piece.



Now, was all this necessary - dunno - but it worked for me

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