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Old 10-18-2010, 02:43 PM
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I'm going to wet sand out the nibs with 600 grit and apply another wet coat. It should look pretty good without any wet sanding. Hopefully.
Sounds good.

It is a pain to color sand/buff around all those ridges.

I don't know what level of perfection you are seeking.

Many new cars come fully equipped with orange peel paint.

Wish you luck so you can avoid color sanding step.

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Old 10-18-2010, 02:52 PM
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I know what you mean. I've seen expensive cars, Hummer (H2), Cadillacs, Lexus, with orange peel paint jobs. If I can get the gloss I have now without imperfections, I'll be happy. Thanks.
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BTW...some dust control ideas:

I use a $10 garden pressure sprayer to mist the floor and walls before spraying.
I keep floor damp from 1 hour before CC.

I wear hair net, mist clothes and hair.

Turn on fans hour before spraying; fan start kicks up dust.

Attach ground wire form part to ground on 110 receptacle.

Of course don't forget to blow and tack immediately before spraying.
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:12 AM
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Final results with the purple Harbor Freight gun. This was achieved with out cutting and buffing. I spray two coats of color, two coats of clear, wet sanded with 400 then 600, and sprayed a final over reduced coat of clear. 4:1:1.5 (paint, activator, reducer) and sprayed it on wet. I'm very happy with the results. The HF gun is crap.










Video of me painting the flow coat.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9mdqpQQCbs


Final results video.

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Awesome, glad it worked out for you

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Wow, awesome looking paint. I just picked one up with 20% off coupon. $31

So can I just get you to come out to my house and paint my truck?
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Old 10-25-2010, 01:33 PM
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Wow, awesome looking paint. I just picked one up with 20% off coupon. $31

So can I just get you to come out to my house and paint my truck?
If I can do it, you can. I've never touched a paint gun before. The settings I used are 40-45 psi at the gun, 2 1/2 turns out on the fluid control, fan wide open. Do a 50-75 % overlap depending on how quickly you move. Watch some of the videos I posted and it'll give you a good idea.

I also watched this guy's videos numerous times, which helped.

http://www.youtube.com/user/jimmo4life


I hope this helps!
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You can't fool me VW. Those are funhouse mirrors. .. . . Great job. Very impressed especially for your first time. You are an inspiration to us beginners!
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You can't fool me VW. Those are funhouse mirrors. .. . . Great job. Very impressed especially for your first time. You are an inspiration to us beginners!




Here's a video of me painting with the gun and a results video, in that order.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9mdqpQQCbs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEU6vJaH10Y
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Keep us posted. Supposedly the 66222 works fairly well. A while back someone posted a link to a coupon to for the same gun for 15$. Thats when I bought mine.
i bought mine a few years back for $14.99. it's a good gun. i have layed down some super smooth paint jobs with it. no sanding/buffing required....
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They can take my HVLP.

But please don't take my Devilbiss cup liner kit away!
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Here's a video of me painting with the gun and a results video, in that order.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9mdqpQQCbs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEU6vJaH10Y
Great job!

I like the wet floor for dust suppression.

You are spraying like a robot; very nice.

One thing I would have done different is spray edges first instead of last.

Judging from video it looks like you won't have to color sand/buff it.
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Great job!

I like the wet floor for dust suppression.

You are spraying like a robot; very nice.

One thing I would have done different is spray edges first instead of last.

Judging from video it looks like you won't have to color sand/buff it.

Thanks! I think I'm starting to get the hang of it. For some reason that day I sprayed the edges last. I've sprayed the edges first before. I just need to get back in the routine of doing that first. For doing just a couple panels, it came out fine doing it that way.
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Thanks! I think I'm starting to get the hang of it. For some reason that day I sprayed the edges last. I've sprayed the edges first before. I just need to get back in the routine of doing that first. For doing just a couple panels, it came out fine doing it that way.
If too much time lapses, spraying edges last will cause an over spray problem. Can get tricky on door jams, etc. You were fast enough on those panels so no problem at all.
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Well, I sprayed my fenders with the Titan gun. It did just as good of a job as the Harbor Freight gun.

I do like the tip better on the Titan gun compared to the HF gun. It turns much easier. I also like the feel of the trigger on this gun more so than the HF gun. I

I don't really care for the knobs though. I also like the spray pattern more on the Harbor Freight gun. The HF gun has a wider fan when adjusted fully open. The difference is probably Titan - 8"-10", HF - 12"-14"

Some results with the Titan gun.



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