|09-17-2011 03:28 PM|
|benchracer1||What a cool gun. I painted a motorcycle frame today. Runs were not a problem. I ran into dry spots on some of the tubing from overspray of the other side tubing. I had that problem with the siphon gun as well. Another thing that made it more difficult was having the paint container on top. I had a hard time maneuvering in and out of the tubes. I love the fact that there is no giant paint cloud of overspray. Much learning ahead|
|09-02-2011 08:42 AM|
|benchracer1||The local shop sells mistake paint and I believe that is what Ill do.|
|09-02-2011 08:37 AM|
For practice, my local shop gave me a 'mistake' pint of DuPont ChromaBase - fugly blue - then I had "fun".
|09-02-2011 08:26 AM|
starting set up
fan 2 turns in from wide open
fluid 3-3.5 turns out
air pressure 18-20 for base 20 -25 for clear
adjust from there. good luck with it
|09-02-2011 08:19 AM|
|benchracer1||Well I ordered the Iwata yesterday. It will be a couple weeks before i do my first job. Between now and then i guess I will be shooting a few practice panels. Thanx everybody for your input|
|09-01-2011 09:18 AM|
|shine||i have 1.3 1nd 1.4 nozzles and all 3 caps. the 1.3 will shoot just about everything. the purple cap does good on metallic . silver works fine on solids and clear. the orange cap is for tricoats and pearls. have not used it yet.|
|09-01-2011 09:12 AM|
|benchracer1||Thanx shine. Is there a particular setup you recomend or like? I am thinking that the lv aircap and 1.3 or 1.4 fluid nozzle sounds best. I will be starting mostly with single stage acrylic enamel and acrylic urethanes. One good thing for me is i dont have much to unlearn (lol)|
|09-01-2011 08:44 AM|
|shine||i used jga's for 30 years. loved them but they sucked for urethane's. i went through about 6 hvlp's before buying the iwata. lot of wasted money. the sata was my second choice. the cost of maintenance or nozzle size change made the decision for me. i had to forget everything i learned with the first ones and relearn on the iwata. the iwata shoots slow and deliberate which i like . the sata is a faster gun and better suited for production work.|
|09-01-2011 08:32 AM|
|benchracer1||I certainly have not ruled out the sata. I love the idea of low overspray with the iwata. I have used a devilbiss jga siphon gun forever and will be learning hvlp and how to use the particular gun I decide. I really appreciate everyones input. This will in all likelihood be the last gun I buy so i want to get a good one. I started out wanting the devilbiss 620g but as usual I researched myself into spending more money......Steve|
|09-01-2011 06:29 AM|
there's a reason it says " for professional use only "
the iwata is new technology . of course you have to relearn to shoot. if you pay attention to hub's forum the ones having trouble can not even set up a gun.
|09-01-2011 06:21 AM|
|Chevymon||Yea, thats great. I hate to call a tech line and get person on the other end that has to look up an answer to my question or ask the tech guy (why doesn't the tech guy answer the tech phone line) So you can go to their forum and talk to an expert, and yes the Iwata does have a learning curve, but so did hvlp.|
|09-01-2011 03:04 AM|
If you read on there site they have the highest complain and people having spraying issue. And I was one of them if you are used to spraying at 30 pSI and fast moments then you will have problem spraying with the iwata lph400. It was not till I did major reading and trial and errors that I learned about how they take low psi and a slower and close to panel spraying. And there caps make a difference on there outcome there purple is a metallic and pearl use there silver is best for single stage and clear. Now my SATA 2000 is more easy to set up and used in MY opinion just set up at 30 psi and shoot and you get great results. Now the reason I use my iwata is that i have a small compressor and my SATA is a air hog. check this site out and look at there spraying problem section.
|08-31-2011 09:22 AM|
|08-31-2011 06:23 AM|
|shine||this is why we say buy a good gun to start with. any time spent with a cheap gun is wasted. but no matter what gun you buy you have to learn to use it. i run the iwata at 25 lbs , fan 2 turns down, fluid 3.5-4 turns out for clear. from there i adjust to the weather station in the booth.|
|08-31-2011 06:20 AM|
Of course you should practice. But tricky? Far from it IMO and much easier to do it right then other guns that I've used.
I can't tell you anything about waterborne paints though as so far not required here. Yet
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