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Old 12-22-2007, 01:09 PM
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Lvlp or Hvlp Gun

Hi did a long search,didn't find my answer, wanting to update to a Hvlp or Lvlp gun. I have plenty of compresser size 5 hp 2 stage 80 gal. For my budget looking at the Astro evo or Astro Pneumatic guns. My question is would a novice painter may have better control and perhaps better results with a Lvlp gun?

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Old 12-23-2007, 12:09 AM
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I have an EVO 14 I use for primer. Sprays pretty good , had to wrap teflon tape around the fluid noozle to keep it from sputtering.
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Zonk, do yourself a favor and pickup an Iwata LPH-400LV with either a 1.4 or 1.3 fluid tip. Even if you only do a few jobs with it then resell it you'll be way ahead of the game.
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That's no joke, I messed around with some cheap guns and actually came to like the the HF "purple" gun quite a bit but when I finally bought my Iwata the difference was amazing, I mean there simply is no comparision! That thing actually made me think I can paint!
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zonk, i have lvlp astro in 1.4 . did not like it. it is almost
impossible to find parts for these. i needed a part it was
nearly the cost of the gun. now is use a sata 90. wish i had
not spent 100 bucks on astro and bought the sata first. the sata cost about 325.00 and cheap at the price. take baddbobs
advice you will be way ahead.
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paint guns

harbor freight sells some cheap paint guns that seem to work fine for primer guns and will do OK on the base coat. but they just have a hard time with clear coat. I bought 2 of there guns in a kit for $60 a couple of years ago. I use them from time to time, but since then I got a good sata gun and use it for any clear coats i shoot and as the base coat gun as well. the other guns now are just for primer. one of them has a 1.8 tip that does great with the primer. I had to use the white plumbers tape to get the thing to stop leaking at the front of gun as well. when you think of a $3,000 cost for a good paint job the $500 for a new gun is cheap. plus there will always be someone who will pay a good price for a used one. I found mine used for $250 and a guy had just painted one car with it. he paid new retail for it of around $500. It makes a much better paint job and the clear just flows on slick as can be with the Sata gun. the model I have is a NR95 with a 1.4 tip and it is not for sale
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