|05-28-2011 11:31 PM|
|mitmaks||I'd stay away from anything non HVLP. Auto paint is too expensive these days just to blow it out the fan (literally)|
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|05-28-2011 02:47 PM|
|showtime1k||damn, these iwatas seem to appreciate|
|05-28-2011 11:14 AM|
|colormecrazy||Do a simple search online. You can buy an Iwata from several online suppliers.|
|05-28-2011 10:51 AM|
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|10-18-2006 01:07 AM|
The best thing or trick I discovered from sata rp digital 2
that when you spray with the above mentioned gun it
give you the same feeling of your conventional spray gun
but with better and smooth finish... plus no orange peel,
no paint run and no need even for polishing???
I've got also sata hvlp minijet and dakor 2000 air brush
and this time I am going to buy sata hvlp 3000 1.3 for
all the best
|10-17-2006 10:44 PM|
Remember, the more air pressure you use the more overspray you make and the more paint you use (more $$). Lower pressure and closer to the car add up to less material usage (less $$). Therefore, we should all try to use less air-pressure. Unless we have a paint company to our disposal.
Sorry, couldn't stop myself!
p.s. "an old dog " should give this trade up, if he can't learn new tricks!
|10-17-2006 09:54 PM|
Personally, I think the best guns made are the following.
Optima (hard to find, German)
Anyone of those guns are great but no one gun fits all.
You must take into consideration as the type of paint your using and most important how you paint.
Me, right wrong or indifferent I like higher air pressure and I hold the gun 4-6"
away and I move very fast.
For me the RP or Geo's work best on clears for large areas.
The Iwata works best for me on base along with the Optima.
Of course if you learn on one gun you will adjust your painting habits to fit that gun but its harder to teach an old dog new tricks..
No one gun is best for everyone but just buy a quality gun to fit your needs and your moving in the right direction.
|10-17-2006 08:28 PM|
|colormecrazy||My hand was/is (still use Sata for base) seated to the Sata handle also. I, like alot of painters, used Sata for many years. Shoot, my first gun was a Sata jetB in '87. It took several times using the Iwata before it felt comfortable. But, even when it was not "comfortable", it shot like a dream.|
|10-17-2006 01:24 AM|
I used to be conventional binks gun user and still like binks becuase
the above gun made me Good painter
but now I switched to sata rp digital 2 and I am very happy
with the painting finish and specially the clear coat!
I heard people saying that iwata is a great gun but my hand now
familiar or been sett-ed with sata.
I am now hvlp gun user and i am afraid to go back and use my old
conventional binks gun..
|10-16-2006 09:00 PM|
|colormecrazy||Dude, if your just a hobby painter, I suppose you go with cheap. But, I've had the local Akzo Nobel training center gun rack to my disposal and tried a plethora of guns. NO other gun on the market even competes with the Iwata LPH 400!! If you use one everyday you can definitely tell the difference. You can bla.. bla.. bla.. all you want about this "controversy", but, talk will not change fact!|
|10-16-2006 08:29 PM|
Barry, Bondo pretty much summed it up. He is right on the money with respect to how the lph-400 performs.
Looking closer at the actual engineering that went into that gun I can say without reserve that the Iwata engineers must have some serious cad modeling software to have come up with the atomization scheme that the wedge shaped tip produces. I can see it now.. The SATA guys are still scratching their heads saying ... W*F .. or I wonder what the german equiv of *** is .. lol
Nothing short of amazing.
While the $400 plus price tag may seem like alot to some folks, its really not
too bad if it will enable the painter to get great results right out of the gate.
One Job using that gun would pretty much pay for it. For the folks working out of their home garage reducing fog is a big deal. With the LPH-400 you get a tool that just works period.
The thing about refinishing a car is its a stepped process similar to a check of
list. Attention to detail has to be given to each step in the process. But in
saying that the real keys are the paint and the gun. If the gun is a el-chepo
then that expensive paint is going to be wasted and undue work will be added to the process which is a real time eater. Get a good gun and even your first go at refinish work will be a success !
|10-16-2006 06:29 PM|
Read the above post also to confirm what Brian is saying also most important
read Matt's last post today I THINK #30.
It no doubt is worth the money!
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