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03-31-2012 10:58 AM
cab There are budget guns then there are BUDGET guns. I have done VERY limited painting (a few bumpers and other miscellaneous parts) and have both a Devilbiss Finishline III setup (with multiple tips) and a GFG 670 Plus. I also have two Harbor freight guns - the purple and a small detail gun (neither of which I have used). In all honesty, at my (very low) skill level, the gun is the least of my worries. Picking one gun and getting the feel of painting with it is 10X more important than whichever gun I pick up. Do I think a high end Iwata or SATA would be sweet...um, yep! However, I don't think they are going to make me the painter I wish I was.

If I had to pick only one in my (limited) collection I would probably go with the Finishline III for the following reasons:

1. Decent construction
2. Spare parts are readily available
3. Relatively cheap and I got a kit with multiple tip sizes
4. Works with the 3M PPS system - OK, I admit, I LOVE the 3m PPS system. It isn't necessarily cost effective but for the occassional painter like me it makes mixing and cleanup super easy (love the multiple cup sizes) - just one less thing I have to worry about.
03-30-2012 04:46 PM
nine4gmc
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Originally Posted by NEW INTERIORS
HF work's for what I do... And at $9.99 all day long here...They work good enough for now..

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03-30-2012 02:43 PM
boatbob2
H.F. Spray Guns..........

Hi,the last spray job i did for a friend,was done with a $15.00 H.F. HVLP purple gun,i was a fantastic paint job.even before cutting and buffing.i only use a new gun for color coat one time,then it becomes a primer gun.ive used IWATA,and Devilbiss guns in the past, for the money,and ease of use,i will still go with the HF purple gun.
03-30-2012 07:47 AM
NEW INTERIORS HF work's for what I do... And at $9.99 all day long here...They work good enough for now..
03-30-2012 06:56 AM
Irelands child HF guns are air hogs - some individual guns work well, others are junk. Finishline 3 guns have 4 different tips you can buy separately and work well with most paints - I use mine regularly, even more then my IWATA and have all of the tips. The Sharpe is a decent gun. BUT after spending your bucks and if you really need a good finish, then look for an IWATA LPH 400, spend the bucks once, and forget about it
03-29-2012 10:48 PM
ratrodz devilbiss finishline 3 hvlp, you can get them on ebay 129.99 free shipping
03-29-2012 09:11 PM
67Elcamino $12.99 with a coupon
03-29-2012 05:15 PM
Old Fool I thought for $15 you just use a purple gun and throw it away
03-29-2012 01:26 PM
AutoGear ASTRO spray guns are very well done copies of Sata's
03-29-2012 09:16 AM
777funk
best budget spray gun

I had an Iwata LPH300 and LPH80 a couple years back. I ended up selling them both and have been using HF guns (one for each color range - darks, reds, light colors).

I have been ok with the way the HF purples spray but really kicking myself when it comes to cleaning. The threads have white silicone or some sort of RTV sealant on them and super hard to get all of the paint off when it comes time to clean. Obviously for a clean finish this is a big deal if specs of dry paint are in the gun.

So enough about that. Time for a few different guns. I am not after the latest and greatest but I'd like to find a few good but decently priced (used is ok) gravity feed HVLPs. Any suggestions?

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