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11-14-2011 06:25 PM
Old Fool
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spectre32
Hello all... recently I sprayed my fenders for my Superduty and I have decided its time for me to buy some of my own equipment. My buddy is a body shop guy and he turned me loose with a HVLP setup. I do not know much about the technology out there for spray guns as in who is the best and what not. I assume its like hand tools..and everyone know who the best companies are but it comes down to the Matco/snapon/Mac/ whomever its mostly a personal opinion. So all I'm looking for is a setup to do Primer and then Base/Clear. For strictly refinish work. I'm not a custom builder or anything like that and whatever I buy it will probably be the only guns I ever own so I mean I donít want el **** toro quality. I'll pay but I donít want to make another investment again.
Why not ask your buddy? he is in the biz and might even know someone selling a good used hi end gun cheap.
11-14-2011 05:29 PM
the nitro man my 60 gallon air compressor puts out 9.4 @90psi & 11.9 @ 40psi. do i have enough compressor for a hvlp gun?
11-14-2011 02:48 PM
HVAC Phil I purchased a Devilbiss Plus gun on Ebay thru TCP Global, 239.00 without the cup, 1.2,1.3,1.4 tips. I didn't want the cup since i use the Dekups. I just sprayed the wife's mustang black with SPI clear, smooth, no orange peel at all. Biggest thing i have noticed vs. the cheap guns is the gun is more consistant time and again.
11-12-2011 11:05 PM
bigalow I bought a Finnex and it is to HARD to clean. I use a craftsman $100 gun and it has been durable plus easy to clean. I recently invested in a Sata 2000 for clear only-
11-12-2011 03:28 PM
Lizer I've read that too but haven't noticed those issues with mine. It's been a good gun for spraying primer, which is what I use it for.
11-12-2011 03:18 PM
the nitro man i've heard both good & bad about the finshline 3. i've read on here that they have a narrow fan pattern & are air hogs, but i've heard good about them as well. i was wondering about the Eastwood Concours HVLP Spray Gun too.
11-11-2011 05:01 PM
Lizer the devilbiss finishline III is right up your alley then, and comes with three changeable tip sizes to boot.
11-11-2011 02:46 PM
the nitro man
Quote:
Originally Posted by ProfessorSpray
Finex is made in China.
The difference between inexpensive guns, one year warranty vs. two-three year warranty guns is like everything else. A Mercedes costs more for a reason, a Smith and Wesson cost more for a reason. The main reason is two fold. Good guns shoot clear coat flat, almost without sanding. and they last longer than a few months. Typically 20 years. Inexpensive guns last a few months with usage and then decay without usage. But the main issue is that a beginning painter can shoot perfect with a great gun. We typically get this response.

"I've bought cheaper tools in the past and many times you end up spending more because you have to go out and buy the same tool again...The higher quality guns, especially the good HVLP's in my experience, allow you to be much more precise in the amount put into the gun and also onto the airplane."

"You were right on on every point. You get a good gun... No need whatsoever to go to any kind of class. The good guns show you what you need to know. The atomization is terrific especially at such a low psi. Thanks again."

Again, a Saturday Night Special will shoot, but a Glock is a Glock. . . Plus, a great gun is not that expensive $150 - $250. And no you don't have to buy a Sata... overrated and big commissions.

Professor Spray
*************

sorry to bring up an older thread, but what are some good spray guns in the $150.00-$250.00 range? i'me getting ready to invest in one myself.
08-12-2011 03:27 PM
cyclopsblown34 I'd suggest finding Brian Martin (Martin Sr on here) how to adjust your paint gun. You can also find it at the Southern Polyurethane website.
08-12-2011 03:11 PM
DanielC Some very valid points in the last post. But with any gun, if is making a good spray pattern, you should be able to paint metallics with out "tiger striping".

I am going to suggest the biggest factor is still how the gun is handled. I have seen posts about painting that ask "Why do I have runs and orange peel in the paint I sprayed?"
Reality is, if that happens, you were spraying too wet in one spot, causing runs, and too dry in another, causing orange peel.

If you can afford it, buy the higher priced, high quality gun.
But if the price of a gun is holding you back from buying any gun, I would suggest you can get a good paint job without a high dollar gun.
08-12-2011 10:19 AM
cyclopsblown34 By doing the work yourself, you're saving roughly 3000.00 off a 4000.00 scratch and shoot. Why not buy the best gun available to improve the odds of you getting a nice finish? If you're spraying a solid color, I don't feel the gun grade is quite as critical as if spraying a metallic or pearl. With a cheap gun, you run the risk of mottling the material and getting an uneven finish with metallics or pearls. With a solid color, that isn't a worry of such a problem as that.
08-05-2011 03:23 PM
DanielC I guess I will go.
Here is the gun I used.

These three pictures. of a maroon color are the fender of a boat trailer.



I tried to take a few different angles of the same area, to try to get a reflection of the paint, so you could hopefully see paint quality.
The boat trailer was done in Dupont Centari, Code RS 379 W, with 793S Hardener. a single stage paint. The paint has not been buffed. It was sprayed outside, not in a booth.

This is a picture of the bumper cover on my Ford Aerostar. It is a BC/CC paint. The clear I used was PPG DCU 2042, the base coat was DBC 4282, Mocha Frost Metallic.
It was also does outside, on sawhorses, in a carport
08-05-2011 12:17 PM
V8&4spd Post up some pictures Everyone is talking about this gun and that gun, Lets see the finshed product or some pictures of the gun spraying.
08-05-2011 10:23 AM
ProfessorSpray
Professor Spray

Finex is made in China.
The difference between inexpensive guns, one year warranty vs. two-three year warranty guns is like everything else. A Mercedes costs more for a reason, a Smith and Wesson cost more for a reason. The main reason is two fold. Good guns shoot clear coat flat, almost without sanding. and they last longer than a few months. Typically 20 years. Inexpensive guns last a few months with usage and then decay without usage. But the main issue is that a beginning painter can shoot perfect with a great gun. We typically get this response.

"I've bought cheaper tools in the past and many times you end up spending more because you have to go out and buy the same tool again...The higher quality guns, especially the good HVLP's in my experience, allow you to be much more precise in the amount put into the gun and also onto the airplane."

"You were right on on every point. You get a good gun... No need whatsoever to go to any kind of class. The good guns show you what you need to know. The atomization is terrific especially at such a low psi. Thanks again."

Again, a Saturday Night Special will shoot, but a Glock is a Glock. . . Plus, a great gun is not that expensive $150 - $250. And no you don't have to buy a Sata... overrated and big commissions.

Professor Spray
*************
08-05-2011 08:46 AM
dinger
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevin.22
Last summer I painted the car and after a year and several months the rust appeared. I started construction of a compressor and after I will buy a spray gun I want to paint by yourself. Until then I hope to gather enough information on the operation of preparing the car body, how to paint..
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