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Old 10-06-2010, 06:26 AM
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New at painting, need some advice on equipment

Just purchased a used a two stage compressor 5hp 22 amp motor with no cfm ratings - max psi is 170 I assume it is 12+.Can get a good deal on a starting line 2 gun kit with touchup gun and regular gun. Considering the following options:
New Harbor Freight (HF) Purple gun for primer
New Starting line gun with 1.3 mm tip for base coat (bc) or single stage (ss)
? for clearcoat (cc)
New Starting line touchup gun for door jambs, etc,.

New Startline gun for primer 1.8mm tip
Used Sharpe Platinum for bc, ss
? for clearcoat
New StartingLine touchup gun for door jambs, etc,.

Issue the HF purple gun, that I see online, does not come with the 1.8mm tip as part of the price.
I am a rookie , any guns run slower than others?
How adequate is the StartingLine gun with 1.3mm tip for bs/ss, especially for a rookie?
Assumption - two stage compressor should handle most guns

What is missing is a gun to apply clearcoat. Have 3 cars to paint(convt, sedan and wagon) so would consider spending up to $300 for the cc gun. Any suggestions? Thx in advance
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