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09-17-2011 02:28 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 07:42 AM
benchracer1 The local shop sells mistake paint and I believe that is what Ill do.
09-02-2011 07:37 AM
Irelands child
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Originally Posted by shine
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
Good starting point tho I use the recommended 16 pounds with a full fan. And like shine basically said, learn what works FOR YOU and your painting speed. You close in the fan to paint a small area. I got down to silver dollar width at 10-12 pounds at the gun

For practice, my local shop gave me a 'mistake' pint of DuPont ChromaBase - fugly blue - then I had "fun".
09-02-2011 07:26 AM
shine 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 07:19 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 08:18 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 08:12 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 07:44 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 07:32 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 05:29 AM
shine 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 05:21 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 02:04 AM
angel85lx 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.
http://www.asetusa.com/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=3
08-31-2011 08:22 AM
taylorb2053
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Originally Posted by Irelands child
HUH!! I'm just off of being a rank amateur and have absolutely NO problem spraying both base and clear with an IWATA LPH400-LV w/1.4 and using the same cap for both.

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
I agree. I am no pro and i switched over from a sharpe finex 3000 to a iwata supernova. It was so easy to use. It was smooth light and i love the low pressure it can shoot at. i can shoot at 16psi if i want too. As far as the gun beign tricky ive painted about 5 cars; 4 spraying with the iwata and i have only had one run and i lay it down pretty slow
08-31-2011 05:23 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 05:20 AM
Irelands child
Quote:
Originally Posted by angel85lx
I would think twice about the iwata since I have one and use one I say It's a tricky gun to use. With that said I suggest u practice on a few fenders till u get used to the spraying technique. If u have the air get SATA.
HUH!! I'm just off of being a rank amateur and have absolutely NO problem spraying both base and clear with an IWATA LPH400-LV w/1.4 and using the same cap for both.

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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