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04-02-2013 06:53 PM
kevs79 Great point. Hopefully having the two together will give me a back up......hopefully
04-01-2013 12:38 PM
Mitchman Keep in mind that painting a car puts a LOT of use on the compressor. Have a back-up plan in case it burns out mid-way through. Don't get stuck with half a coat to go at 10:30pm.
03-28-2013 07:21 PM
kevs79 Cool, thanks for the update. Hopefully I can post an review on the LVLP gun I bought. It is the same gun as the Summit LVLP, but I got it for 32.00 shipped and came with a 1.3 tip and I bought a 1.5 tip to go with it for another 20.00 shipped.

SPRAYIT SP-33000 Lvlp Gravity Feed Spray Gun - Amazon.com SPRAYIT SP-33000 Lvlp Gravity Feed Spray Gun - Amazon.com

Amazon.com: sp33000 tip: Tools & Home Improvement Amazon.com: sp33000 tip: Tools & Home Improvement
03-27-2013 05:50 PM
69 widetrack Thanks for the Update...Are you spraying any clear in the near future? I like my Sata and my GTI for clear...let us know.

Ray
03-27-2013 05:46 PM
Slammedsi Well i just finished priming and painting my C10. Almost a week long deal. BUT on to my input on the HVLP line of there guns.

First one is a 1.8 tip for primer. They come with a small filter that's between the cup and gun. If spraying primer take it out and throw it away. The mesh is way to small and will not allow the primer to flow well enough to lay flat. Other than that one problem it was a good gun.

The second gun is a 1.4 tip gun and it was fantastac gun out of the box. I really hate to say this but i have a sata jet 2000, i truly believe they are very comparable guns. For the money this is a great gun. I sprayed Single Stage Acrylic Enamel at 28-30 psi today with great results.
03-19-2013 07:28 PM
69 widetrack Hooking the 2 compressors up will help, that will give you a holding capacity of 40 gallons, if you could get another 20 gallon tank giving you a holding capacity of 60 gallons and with both compressor hooked together even if the CFM output was embellishment was 25% you'd still be OK. Make sure you drain the compressor between coats of paint.

If you could paint whatever pieces you have first, you would be better able to determine if you'll have the capacity to paint larger surfaces without a problem.

The ideal situation now would be to get that extra 20 gallon tank...I would think that it would help your comfort zone considerably, I know it would mine...LOL

Ray
03-19-2013 06:59 PM
kevs79 I definitely have too small of a compressor, but will have to make due with what I have. It is a craftsman oilless 110v. 8.6 cfm @ 40 and 6.4 cfm @ 90 20 gallon. I am going to borrow another one just like mine and hook the both together, so hopefully should be ok. I might even try to find an extra tank. I am also going to paint the hood, fenders, trunk and bumpers off the car, so can wait for the compressors to catch back up in between.
03-19-2013 03:41 PM
Slammedsi
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Originally Posted by 69 widetrack View Post
I haven't personally used these particular LVLP paint guns but I do get concerned when the question is asked "are they any good with a small compressor". My first question would be, how small is your compressor. The paint guns are rated at a maximum usage of 3.9 CFM. To be on the safe side, your compressor should put out an advertised 7.8 CFM. My second question, what does the manufacturer of your compressor advertise the CFM output to be. Compressor manufacturer's have been embellishing both CFM output of the compressor head and HP rating of their electric motors. My third question is, what is the HP rating of your electric motor and is it 120V or 230V, being that you mentioned that it was a small compressor I would assume that it's 120 Volt. My last question, how many gallons is your holding tank? No matter how many CFM your compressor head puts out, if you have a small holding tank the compressor will be running constantly, causing heat, creating moisture, ruining your paint work and eventually leading to the premature demise of your compressor.

I know that I've asked a lot of questions but they are all important, for the life of your compressor, your ability to paint and the quality of your paint work.

Ray
Very good point! ^^^^
03-19-2013 03:36 PM
69 widetrack I haven't personally used these particular LVLP paint guns but I do get concerned when the question is asked "are they any good with a small compressor". My first question would be, how small is your compressor. The paint guns are rated at a maximum usage of 3.9 CFM. To be on the safe side, your compressor should put out an advertised 7.8 CFM. My second question, what does the manufacturer of your compressor advertise the CFM output to be. Compressor manufacturer's have been embellishing both CFM output of the compressor head and HP rating of their electric motors for many years. My third question is, what is the HP rating of your electric motor and is it 120V or 230V, being that you mentioned that it was a small compressor I would assume that it's 120 Volt. My last question, how many gallons is your holding tank? No matter how many CFM your compressor head puts out, if you have a small holding tank the compressor will be running constantly, causing heat, creating moisture, ruining your paint work and eventually leading to the premature demise of your compressor.

I know that I've asked a lot of questions but they are all important, for the life of your compressor, your ability to paint and the quality of your paint work.

Ray
03-19-2013 03:16 PM
kevs79 Cool let us know. I would really like to know about the LVLP ones also.
03-19-2013 03:00 PM
Slammedsi
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Anyone use these before? Are they any good with a small compressor?

Summit Racing® LVLP Spray Guns - SummitRacing.com

I just purchased two of their HVLP Base/Clear and primer guns this morning. Hoping to get them before the weekend to get my C10 in primer. I will let ya know how they work.
02-16-2013 08:02 PM
kevs79
Summit Racing LVLP paint guns?

Anyone use these before? Are they any good with a small compressor?

Summit Racing® LVLP Spray Guns - SummitRacing.com

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