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03-05-2014 07:26 AM
gearheadslife
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Originally Posted by tech69 View Post
yeah but this is an automotive website, not a house painting website.
sometimes I wonder about that
03-04-2014 08:48 PM
tech69
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Originally Posted by gearheadslife View Post
you don't get it.. 60% of the guns are not spraying cars...
no bodies ever going to call this a good gun..
a guy down the street makes picnic tables and benches he uses one, if it last one season he's happy.
I got one(gift from dad,) and did the basement walls with it.. 10.oo gun or a 1/2" matt roller for 7.95 and take 4 times the time.. worth the extra 2 bucks and if I get to use it one more time for the concrete sealer for the floor before I install the cork or bamboo floor.. it'll owe me nada.. then maybe I'll fix it's little issues and use it for small jobs, like painting the bulkhead, painting my 20' storage container, the 12x12' shed.. the garage door..
this is what this thing ends up bought for.. or the guy that just bought a bumper cover and hood from the junk yard and only cares that the car is all one color..
I'd be dead if I used my dad's guns for any of my little home projects.. so when I asked to use his gun and he asked why I needed it.. the h/f gun was on my steps the next week end.. and it puts less product than my old style gun that puts product everywhere but on the part you want it on (it seems).
The kid adding racing stripes or the import kid adding the 2 slash marks on a fender and maybe blasting the rims.. are not going to buy a bliss 200.oo+ gun to do this.. you know this..
when I sand and restain the dresser and hope chest and console stereo the poly will get sprayed on.. and water based poly isn't gonna attack the goop they used to seal the gun.. the latex wall paint didn't either.. the concrete sealer , we'll see.. a fish eye that's under a wood floor.. not gonna care..
will I spray my car/truck with it.. no. but if I need to blast some primer on a panel because I can't get back to it for a few day.. yup..
the engine brackets for my truck YUP, the rear end cover/trans pan/long arms and when I get to the front the a arms and that stuff yup..
yes I could drive 4 miles and get my dads $$$ guns and make those parts look like art.. but I drive my junk.. having flawless a arms is totally pointless.. they just need to be primed and then shot with color(black) and done... THIS IS WHAT THESE GET USED for..
would I have bought it.. most likely no.(but after using the one my dad dropped off,yup I bought another and it's still in the box.. the first one still going strong..) I'd load up my siphon type air hog.. and would've been fine with that.. but for what I'll use it for. it'll be more than ok..
yeah but this is an automotive website, not a house painting website.
03-04-2014 12:48 AM
gearheadslife
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Originally Posted by tech69 View Post
you act like it's GOOD for one spray job. I disagree! Here's the proof. Everything on this job has gone perfectly smooth til we introduced this cheap POS gun into the equation. I tried blocking them out as much as I could and hate to do this but there's no other alternative cause we're not priming it again. I highly suggest people STAY AWAY from this POS gun. Fisheyes are not a good thing, especially when the car is expected to be sanded flat and buffed. Will look like a moon crater with no peel.
you don't get it.. 60% of the guns are not spraying cars...
no bodies ever going to call this a good gun..
a guy down the street makes picnic tables and benches he uses one, if it last one season he's happy.
I got one(gift from dad,) and did the basement walls with it.. 10.oo gun or a 1/2" matt roller for 7.95 and take 4 times the time.. worth the extra 2 bucks and if I get to use it one more time for the concrete sealer for the floor before I install the cork or bamboo floor.. it'll owe me nada.. then maybe I'll fix it's little issues and use it for small jobs, like painting the bulkhead, painting my 20' storage container, the 12x12' shed.. the garage door..
this is what this thing ends up bought for.. or the guy that just bought a bumper cover and hood from the junk yard and only cares that the car is all one color..
I'd be dead if I used my dad's guns for any of my little home projects.. so when I asked to use his gun and he asked why I needed it.. the h/f gun was on my steps the next week end.. and it puts less product than my old style gun that puts product everywhere but on the part you want it on (it seems).
The kid adding racing stripes or the import kid adding the 2 slash marks on a fender and maybe blasting the rims.. are not going to buy a bliss 200.oo+ gun to do this.. you know this..
when I sand and restain the dresser and hope chest and console stereo the poly will get sprayed on.. and water based poly isn't gonna attack the goop they used to seal the gun.. the latex wall paint didn't either.. the concrete sealer , we'll see.. a fish eye that's under a wood floor.. not gonna care..
will I spray my car/truck with it.. no. but if I need to blast some primer on a panel because I can't get back to it for a few day.. yup..
the engine brackets for my truck YUP, the rear end cover/trans pan/long arms and when I get to the front the a arms and that stuff yup..
yes I could drive 4 miles and get my dads $$$ guns and make those parts look like art.. but I drive my junk.. having flawless a arms is totally pointless.. they just need to be primed and then shot with color(black) and done... THIS IS WHAT THESE GET USED for..
would I have bought it.. most likely no.(but after using the one my dad dropped off,yup I bought another and it's still in the box.. the first one still going strong..) I'd load up my siphon type air hog.. and would've been fine with that.. but for what I'll use it for. it'll be more than ok..
03-03-2014 10:37 PM
tech69
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Originally Posted by gearheadslife View Post
and that's why I think it's marketed as a one and done, gun.. they don't expect anyone to try to reuse it and put it in a gun cleaner machine..
you act like it's GOOD for one spray job. I disagree! Here's the proof. Everything on this job has gone perfectly smooth til we introduced this cheap POS gun into the equation. I tried blocking them out as much as I could and hate to do this but there's no other alternative cause we're not priming it again. I highly suggest people STAY AWAY from this POS gun. Fisheyes are not a good thing, especially when the car is expected to be sanded flat and buffed. Will look like a moon crater with no peel.
03-03-2014 03:03 PM
shine tech , northern tools sells cheap tools , harbor freight sells junk . northern sells the vaper guns which are cheap but work well. the 2.3 is good for primer . i have used it for gel coat . we got one of the purple guns just for laughs . unfortunately it had a horrible hunting accident out back .\/.
03-03-2014 02:11 PM
gearheadslife
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Originally Posted by tech69 View Post
but it could if they did LESS work and left the nozzle threads alone. Oh so right but oh so wrong at the same time. Don't get how it can be worth it if the materials it's spraying costs a lot more and is fish eyeing. Sounds like a loss to me.
not to them.. you buy it.. use it, deep 6 it... then you buy another and around we go.. welcome to the throw it away consumer.. they only care how many units they sell.. bought at 5.oo sold at 10.oo the more they move the happier they are.. and that's all they care about.. the supplier it's cheaper to add sealer than buy or fix the machining tooling.. and because the American shopper will buy it.. it's "good enough" if they didn't sell.. they might fix some of the issues.. but when they sell shipping containers full.. not a chance
03-03-2014 01:59 PM
tech69
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Originally Posted by gearheadslife View Post
and that's why I think it's marketed as a one and done, gun.. they don't expect anyone to try to reuse it and put it in a gun cleaner machine..
but it could if they did LESS work and left the nozzle threads alone. Oh so right but oh so wrong at the same time. Don't get how it can be worth it if the materials it's spraying costs a lot more and is fish eyeing. Sounds like a loss to me.
03-03-2014 12:03 PM
gearheadslife
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Originally Posted by tech69 View Post
well, it's not my gun. My primer gun cost me $100. I was just commenting on the fact that this gun would have been better with a loose fitting nozzle rather than dealing with caulking they use to seal it. Just a bad idea in general, even if the gun costs $10. If I'm ever on the market for a sealer gun I'll get the $30 one.
and that's why I think it's marketed as a one and done, gun.. they don't expect anyone to try to reuse it and put it in a gun cleaner machine..
03-03-2014 09:03 AM
302 Z28 The 43430 HF "purple" gun is no longer available as far as I can find.

Vince
03-02-2014 11:38 PM
Moedog07
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Originally Posted by tech69 View Post
well, it's not my gun. My primer gun cost me $100. I was just commenting on the fact that this gun would have been better with a loose fitting nozzle rather than dealing with caulking they use to seal it. Just a bad idea in general, even if the gun costs $10. If I'm ever on the market for a sealer gun I'll get the $30 one.
The $30 gun shoots pretty good for a $30 paint gun.
03-02-2014 08:34 AM
tech69
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Originally Posted by 39 chev View Post
There is actually a 20 minute video on you-tube showing how to make the purple gun work.This could have been shown in 2 minutes,but the guy seems to think everything needs to be demonstrated in detail. I am going to pick up a couple on sale(they are always on sale) and play with them. I am not a professional,if I were I certainly wouldn't be buying a gun at HF.Theres a reason they can sell them for $9.95.
no, just do a lot of things on my spare time, and the only time I'd find it fit to watch a 20 minute video on a $10 gun is if I'm drinking my morning coffee...like right now. I might go look for it.
03-02-2014 08:32 AM
tech69 well, it's not my gun. My primer gun cost me $100. I was just commenting on the fact that this gun would have been better with a loose fitting nozzle rather than dealing with caulking they use to seal it. Just a bad idea in general, even if the gun costs $10. If I'm ever on the market for a sealer gun I'll get the $30 one.
03-02-2014 05:01 AM
gearheadslife
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Originally Posted by Lizer View Post
Seems kind of silly to review a $10 gun and then fault the quality of the construction. A plastic knob instead of a metal knob on a $10 gun. Honestly what were you expecting? Harbor Freight has got to sell that gun and make some money in doing so. And the factory has got to make some money in selling it to Harbor Freight. What you end up with here is about $2 in parts per gun. For that I don't really expect anything.

You got 5 uses out of a $10 gun. That's not even a full meal for one at a restaurant.
I know right
03-01-2014 11:20 PM
Lizer Seems kind of silly to review a $10 gun and then fault the quality of the construction. A plastic knob instead of a metal knob on a $10 gun. Honestly what were you expecting? Harbor Freight has got to sell that gun and make some money in doing so. And the factory has got to make some money in selling it to Harbor Freight. What you end up with here is about $2 in parts per gun. For that I don't really expect anything.

You got 5 uses out of a $10 gun. That's not even a full meal for one at a restaurant.
03-01-2014 08:23 PM
bk005
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Originally Posted by shine View Post
if your looking for a primer gun look at a vapor 2.3 . shoots slicksand or gelcoat . 39 dollars . i figured if it did one job it was ok . it's several years old now and still works fine . not an air hog like the purple gun .


X2, I picked one up at northern to spray poly or anything thick around the house. Works pretty good, and like most stuff at Notrhern a notch up over HF.
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