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05-24-2004 08:57 PM
Danno I did a bit of spraying at IMPO hvlp are the best because the low pressure and better atomization of paint/air. Us a large spray nozzle for primers and a smaller one for pint.
05-23-2004 12:38 PM
unstable just revisited this thread because I purchased the paint recently and I'm going to start shooting...PAINT.

I can shoot the balls off any arsehole at 500 yards with a .223/5.56 it's not hard.

spraying paint...might be a different story.
03-09-2004 06:25 PM
jimk For painting tips go to:
A very good starter gun is a Sharpe Cobalt.I have a very,very good used one for sale if you are interested.I'll take $50 for it.Works great.
03-08-2004 11:27 AM
paint gun

Painting , next best to chrome , paint guns like any guns beauty and best, are in the eyes of the beholder. I use both suction and gravity feed, and they are from harbor freight . lowes etc. but the point being, is the paint besides the gun, the gravity feed guns are great once you learn how to use them , buuutttt , the needle size and orfice have a great deal to do with what you are shooting, acrylic, enamel, primer , as such, because you won't get the finish, or coverage. but you will get the stress. I have been there , got the coffee cup , bumper sticker, and t-shirt.
09-28-2003 04:29 AM
roys63 357 and a 38 special !
09-26-2003 04:47 PM
Dubz best i've been told is Sata, the more experienced the painter, the better they can do with shoddy guns, so if you get a great gun, it will prolly give you a better job
09-26-2003 12:54 PM
Barz51 ^^^^


09-25-2003 10:57 PM
78 monte With a name like Unstable its prolly not a good Idea to start a topic of as "Whats a good gun for a beginer".
Maybe its just me.
09-25-2003 10:05 PM
PrimeMover I too, agree with Willys. I've got two old Craftsman suction guns - one for primer and one for finish coat application. While base-coat-clear-coat systems can't be beat for ease of application, they are most generally an acrylic urethane based product. If you can smell this stuff while you're applying it, chances are, you're either killing brain cells or yourself, or both. A full hood and filtered outside air source should be used in conjunction with any automotive finish product. It's even more important if you're dealing with acrylic urethanes, theyBnasty.

09-25-2003 06:32 AM
scott011422 I think youd be better off with a Barret M99 "Big shot". I one one and love it. Its a great 1 minute of angle gun. OOhhh......You ment Paint gun......... Now why'd you have to go and tease me like that??? lol
09-25-2003 04:50 AM
302 Z28
Originally posted by
Now the REAL work starts - and lots of it!
Yep, first item of business will be to place the engine/trans in the chassis and get the steering worked out, may be contacting you.

09-24-2003 08:55 PM
Originally posted by 302/Z28
.... heard from Gibbon Monday, the 34 is almost ready, could get it in about two weeks....yippeeee
Now the REAL work starts - and lots of it!
09-24-2003 06:46 PM
302 Z28
Originally posted by

Learn how to do base coat/ clear coat. It is by far the best finish available today. Any quality brand is fine, just follow their label directions and things should go fine.
I totally agree Willys, lots better than lacquer & enamel.

P.S. heard from Gibbon Monday, the 34 is almost ready, could get it in about two weeks....yippeeee

I'm bailing out of this thread, it's statring to sound like a newsgroup.

09-24-2003 02:24 PM Get a Harbor Freight 1qt siphon gun. I have two (the oldest one for fiberglass gel coat, primer etc., the newest one for good paint) and as one goes bad I buy another one. Cost is only about $40 and they are as good as the $$$$$ Binks and DeVilbiss ones (it just may be I am not good enough painter to notice the difference!). Great learning tools.

I also have a HVLP free head, 2qt pressure pot unit I use for painting car bodies 'cause I can aim the head any direction without fear of sputtering or dripping. I know the purists like the gravity cup guns but the free head one sure works great for me and I don't worry about running out of paint during a coat or angle I hold the head.

Learn how to do base coat/ clear coat. It is by far the best finish available today. Any quality brand is fine, just follow their label directions and things should go fine.
09-24-2003 12:48 PM
waltmail Dude??????

Tree huggers????????????

Sucking cyanide ain't fun. Conventional guns were invented in the dark ages when paint was paint and not invented in a modern day chemistry lab. New "paint" is the result of chemists inventing shinier, tougher, longer lasting paint. The toxic ingredients necessitate safer technology, not tree huggers. That is common sense. Toxic fumes results in Cancer and death. Pretty final. HVLP cuts down on the toxic overspray. If tree huggers had anything to do with new application technology, then good for them. When your paint won't lay down and flow it needs to be reduced not blasted on. By the way reducer is relatively cleaner than cyanide based epoxy.
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