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10-21-2004 11:19 PM
Ron M If you are a non pro with that compressor (similar to me), how about a good conventional gun? I have seen many a great paint jobs on street rods done with conventional guns over the years. I am not a painter per say, but over the years I have always used conventional. I recently bought an HVLP, but returned to stay with the conventional. It has worked great on the Southern Poly Epoxy (good stuff) and the PPG urethane look great too. I am planning on going with my old conventional as long as I can or need to. Good luck on yur project.
10-21-2004 08:50 PM
Blackdog I talked to a guy at DAA, don't know if it was Larry though. The Slim is $205. He said the Slim was more of a primer gun than anything else, should work just fine for DP. Dang, wish I knew they were giving them away.
10-21-2004 05:19 PM
mrcleanr6 THANKS LARRY!!!

LARRY ROCKS!!!
10-21-2004 02:30 PM
BarryK
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Originally posted by Blackdog
I talked to the local paint supply guy. He recommended the Sata 87932. It's a non-HVLP, 8CFM@50PSI. $229. I have not found a good supplier for the Walcom, I'll do another search later.
Here is the place to call for the Walcom, talk to Larry, I think he gave away about $20,000 of them last year with promotions.

http://www.directaccessalliance.com/
10-21-2004 02:21 PM
willys36@aol.com I've sprayed all day , full cars w/ my Harbor Freight 43430 and never had a problem. It requires right around 10 - 12 cfm and my 5 hp, 2 stage, Campbell Housfeld keeps up fine.
10-21-2004 11:21 AM
Blackdog I talked to the local paint supply guy. He recommended the Sata 87932. It's a non-HVLP, 8CFM@50PSI. $229. I have not found a good supplier for the Walcom, I'll do another search later.
10-20-2004 02:44 AM
julmer Sharpe's new import line, the FineX 300 HVLP uses 11.4 cfm at 29 psi. Your compressor should handle that. It is under a hundred bucks so, if you are not satisfied with the quality, you now have a dedicated primer gun - which you'll want anyway.
10-18-2004 07:55 PM
Blackdog Walcom slim? Never heard of it but I will check it out. I should not have been so cheap when I bought my compressor. Thanks
10-18-2004 07:19 PM
mrcleanr6 yeah i like it. its funny, i actually got it free when i ordered a case of southern poly 2k primer about a year ago. it was a deal and a half.
10-18-2004 06:41 PM
BarryK
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Originally posted by mrcleanr6
as i am the owner of the sata nr2000 and the iwata i can say that i like both guns but i use the iwata strictly for the clear, it just seems to spray the clear a little nicer the sata is strictly color, mostly basecoat. to each his own i guess!!

if your looking for an hvlp that doesn't use alot of air and is name brand try a walcom slim s. uses 6.6cfm. its actually designed to be a primer gun, although it shoots base and clear nice too. not like the sata or iwata but its nice and not killer expensive.
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I really wanted to bring up the Geo/Walcom slim but did not think anyone would know what the heck I was talking about.

For the money is the best made gun out there in the $200 range.
BWK
10-18-2004 05:52 PM
mrcleanr6 as i am the owner of the sata nr2000 and the iwata i can say that i like both guns but i use the iwata strictly for the clear, it just seems to spray the clear a little nicer the sata is strictly color, mostly basecoat. to each his own i guess!!

if your looking for an hvlp that doesn't use alot of air and is name brand try a walcom slim s. uses 6.6cfm. its actually designed to be a primer gun, although it shoots base and clear nice too. not like the sata or iwata but its nice and not killer expensive.
10-18-2004 04:23 PM
BarryK
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Originally posted by Blackdog
I just checked out the Sharp Cobalt (HVLP). It requires 13.9 cfm, dang, shoulda bought a bigger compressor (I only have 11.5@40 psi.) ! What should I consider for a standard, non HVLP siphon gun. I would prefer a name brand unit with good parts availability. Thanks
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Before you jump in and buy a high dollar gun, why not go to your paint jobber or jobbers and ask if they have any guns for demo?
Most good size jobbers do and will let you spray something with it, like a scrap fender to see how it works for you.
Not all guns spray the same, some people swear by the Sharp, If I sprayed your fender with one you would take a baseball bat to me! The Iwata 400 is a good gun, but its not my favorite as I like the Sata RP and 2000NR better. A lot of it is how you paint.
I know a lot of painters that hate the Sata and love the Iwata.
Try some out, you will see a difference with each gun depending how you spray.
Get 3-4 guns and go get a wrecked fender from a body shop scrap pile and buy a quart of mismatched paint cheap and spend a day in the garage.
10-18-2004 03:09 PM
Blackdog I just checked out the Sharp Cobalt (HVLP). It requires 13.9 cfm, dang, shoulda bought a bigger compressor (I only have 11.5@40 psi.) ! What should I consider for a standard, non HVLP siphon gun. I would perfer a name brand unit with good parts avalibilty. Thanks
10-18-2004 10:43 AM
Aekisu
Re: Re: Epoxy sealer/seam sealer/paint equip

Quote:
Originally posted by BarryK
2. My compressor is a 6 hp (11.5 cfm @ 40 psi). What would be a good epoxy primer gun?
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Any 1.4 gravity feed gun will work but not enough cfm to consider an HVLP.
Not quite true. If you can locate a Sharpe Platinum LV (which is a HVLP), your compressor will work just fine. The Platinum only requires 7.5 CFM.

Sharpe doesn't produce the Platinum anymore. They sold the rights to Snap-On and Snap-On now sells it. They have given the gun a different name (which I don't recall).
10-18-2004 07:03 AM
troy-curt When I use seam sealer, I like to apply a coat of primer, then the seam sealer, them more primer. The seam sealer should have instructions with it.

Troy
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