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Paint gun recommendation.

I have done a bunch of searches on various websites and read alot. I know it all comes down to personal preference and user ability in the end.

But I need to find a good gun to paint one car. It is a car I am restoring and I want to paint it. My compressor is limited at 9 scfm @90psi. It is a 60 gal compressor. I am spraying metallic Base coat. I want a gun that is good for base and clear. Especially something that will lay the clear slick. Assuming I do my part.

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Purple Paint Gun

I would recommed the purple paint gun you can order or purchase at Harbour Freight. its usually around 40.00 on sale. Its an inexpensive gun that you can buy different size tips for for different finishes.
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I would recommed the purple paint gun you can order or purchase at Harbour Freight. its usually around 40.00 on sale. Its an inexpensive gun that you can buy different size tips for for different finishes.
There are two purple guns the one he should buy is stock #43430 the other one is piece of junk. The 43430 gun will have HVLP on the handle.

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Does anyone have or use the Astro EVO 4014?

I was recommended the harbor freight gun by two other people but not the one you said. It was item # 90977.

Here's the link for it. Anyone ever used it?

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=90977
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I use the astros myself and found them to work fine..

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Anyone??

I'd be interested in the HB 90977 gun also. I dont want ot borrow one anymore. It's time to get one of my own..
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If you are going to buy a Harbor Freight gun get the 43430.
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If you are going to buy a Harbor Freight gun get the 43430.
Do you know anything about the 90977 gun?
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have a finishline-3 nice gun, uses a bunch of air. Zhipp w-400 copy which is pretty good for the money, uses less air than the devilbiss and sharpe 100 small gun, which works really well on no air at all, or so it seems. The name brand guns really atomize paint well at 23 psi at the gun. Have you considered buying a real Iwata w400 or lvlp 400 and reselling it on ebay when you were done. I know it sounds crazy but they seem to sell used for 90+% of new. Remember the better the gun, the less solvent and iso's you have to run from.
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Is the Iwata w-400 a good base and clear gun? Which W-400 would be best? I went to www.spraygunworld.com and they have conventional and HVLP. And then a bunch of different models of the w-400.

I would need some help knowing which is the best one.

I don't really have a problem with putting some money in a gun and selling it when I'm done, as long as it will work with my compressor. 9 scfm @ 90 psi.

Help!
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I only know of one of the 90977 guns and it is owned by a hobbyist like myself, both of us like the 43430 better. The 43430 is a $40 gun and it looks like a $40 gun, it does however seem to hold up well and it it sprays like a much more expensive gun which would seem to explain why it is so popular. I now have an IWATA but I still use my 43430 for some things and I just don't think you will find a better spraying gun for the price. Another economy priced gun I tried and really liked was the Sharp Finex HVLP that sells on Ebay for about $80 dollars new which is a bargain for a gun of this quality. The Finex is really well built with a metal cup and from the fit and finish on the gun itself it looks like a far more expensive gun than it is.
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Check out the DeVilbis G 670 plus. Low CFM requirements, Comes with three tips. Sprays real nice. 278.00 del to your door. If you are going to use 1 gun for all I would also get the 1.8 tip for it.
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I have a gun for primer, and today I just picked up another cheap gun at Harbor Freight with a 1.8 tip for 2K urethane primer.

I looked at the Devilbiss 670 plus but some have said it is an airhog.

Anyone know more about the Iwata W-400?
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If the IWATA is in your price range then that is definitely the way to go IMO. The other "econo" guns are just that, an economy tool for someone on a tight budget or just learning who don't want to spend a lot of money and they are a compromise between budget and quality. The IWATA on the other hand is a true professional gun that will perform extremely well and there is little question that it will do the job for you.
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If the IWATA is in your price range then that is definitely the way to go IMO. The other "econo" guns are just that, an economy tool for someone on a tight budget or just learning who don't want to spend a lot of money and they are a compromise between budget and quality. The IWATA on the other hand is a true professional gun that will perform extremely well and there is little question that it will do the job for you.
Thanks. My problem though is there seems to be several different versions of the Iwata 400. There is a W-400, W-400LV, LPH400-LV, and so on. I hear alot of people bragging on these guns but what's the difference in them?

I want to know which one would best suit my needs.
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