Recommended Gun for Shooting SPI Universal Clear??? - Page 2 - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 09-30-2012, 10:40 AM
Irelands child's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: Ford engine specifications Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 4,913
Wiki Edits: 8

Thanks: 14
Thanked 205 Times in 186 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by texastomeh View Post
.

depending on what I'm trying to shoot. I've also got a HF 2.0 Siphon Feed Gun that I LOVE for heavy primers.

Tom
I too have a HF siphon gun - and use it for somewhat thinned house paint. Not a brush mark in sight. I do have to clean the nozzle occasionally, but with latex, a brush, soapy water and 4-5 minutes and back to work

Good to hear that the grand kids are giving you something useful. My ten GC - sigh. How many shirts can a retired OF wear.

Dave W

    Advertisement
__________________
Irelands child
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 09-30-2012, 11:50 AM
texastomeh's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 278
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 8
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Quote:
Good to hear that the grand kids are giving you something useful.
Well, to be completely honest - it's a "preemptive strike" on my part by spending some of their inheritance!

While I love them dearly, I want them to be a little sad at my passing; not too busy enjoying counting the zeroes on the estate settlement checks!!

Tom
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 09-30-2012, 12:05 PM
Irelands child's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: Ford engine specifications Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 4,913
Wiki Edits: 8

Thanks: 14
Thanked 205 Times in 186 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by texastomeh View Post
Well, to be completely honest - it's a "preemptive strike" on my part by spending some of their inheritance!

While I love them dearly, I want them to be a little sad at my passing; not too busy enjoying counting the zeroes on the estate settlement checks!!

Tom
Tom,
Sounds like a real plan to me - and I also AM spending my ten GC's inheritance on my wife and me

Dave W
__________________
Irelands child
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 09-30-2012, 11:52 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: los angeles
Posts: 78
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
FYI the iwata lph400 are guns that need proper setting and new way of spraying. They take less air and need to be sprayed closer to the panel and at a slower pace. I have one and have mix.feeling for theme I can sometimes get great results and sometimes get really bad results. So practice and practice before you attempt a whole car.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 09-30-2012, 11:55 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: los angeles
Posts: 78
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Setting for iwata are 18 to 20 psi Intel, 3 turns showing on the fluid needle 5-6 inches from panels. And medium movement.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 10-01-2012, 06:59 AM
deadbodyman's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: Stripping paint Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: augusta,ga.
Age: 54
Posts: 6,210
Wiki Edits: 11

Thanks: 28
Thanked 466 Times in 395 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by texastomeh View Post
Thanks for all the comments, recommendations and advice!

I've decided on the IWATA LPH400-LV gun with the Silver Air Cap. It is overkill and I will probably never do it justice, but figure "what-the-H*LL" - at my age I feel that I deserve it, so I'm gonna' "treat" myself!

At least I will not be wondering if I could have done better with a "good" gun!!

Thanx again,

Tom
Thats a great gun,thats what my 1.4 tip gun is and my 1.3 is a sata,I didnt want to name the brands and make you think the name was everything.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #22 (permalink)  
Old 10-01-2012, 07:03 AM
deadbodyman's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: Stripping paint Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: augusta,ga.
Age: 54
Posts: 6,210
Wiki Edits: 11

Thanks: 28
Thanked 466 Times in 395 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by texastomeh View Post
Well, to be completely honest - it's a "preemptive strike" on my part by spending some of their inheritance!

While I love them dearly, I want them to be a little sad at my passing; not too busy enjoying counting the zeroes on the estate settlement checks!!

Tom
They wont have that problem with mine ,theres only one "o"......and no numbers at all...LOL
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #23 (permalink)  
Old 10-01-2012, 08:00 AM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle
Posts: 312
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 11 Posts
"FYI the iwata lph400 are guns that need proper setting and new way of spraying. They take less air and need to be sprayed closer to the panel and at a slower pace. I have one and have mix.feeling for theme I can sometimes get great results and sometimes get really bad results. So practice and practice before you attempt a whole car.

Setting for iwata are 18 to 20 psi Intel, 3 turns showing on the fluid needle 5-6 inches from panels. And medium movement."

The air cap says 16psi inlet = 10 psi for HVLP or LVLP, the gun can handle 300psi, so you can adjust it to fit your personal preference unless you're LEGALLY REQUIRED to use HVLP. Check your local air quality control board first.

Some clears will like the 1.3 tip, some need the 1.4 tip, I have not used any clears that need a 1.5 tip.

It's a great gun, personal favorite for clears, tone it down as low as you can use, it really does save on materials quite a bit. It puts the paint on the panel, not in the filters.

Have fun with it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #24 (permalink)  
Old 10-01-2012, 08:35 AM
Irelands child's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: Ford engine specifications Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 4,913
Wiki Edits: 8

Thanks: 14
Thanked 205 Times in 186 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by oldBodyman View Post
"FYI the iwata lph400 are guns that need proper setting and new way of spraying. They take less air and need to be sprayed closer to the panel and at a slower pace. I have one and have mix.feeling for theme I can sometimes get great results and sometimes get really bad results. So practice and practice before you attempt a whole car.

Setting for iwata are 18 to 20 psi Intel, 3 turns showing on the fluid needle 5-6 inches from panels. And medium movement."

The air cap says 16psi inlet = 10 psi for HVLP or LVLP, the gun can handle 300psi, so you can adjust it to fit your personal preference unless you're LEGALLY REQUIRED to use HVLP. Check your local air quality control board first.

Some clears will like the 1.3 tip, some need the 1.4 tip, I have not used any clears that need a 1.5 tip.

It's a great gun, personal favorite for clears, tone it down as low as you can use, it really does save on materials quite a bit. It puts the paint on the panel, not in the filters.

Have fun with it.

I have actually done spotting in of color as well as clear as low as 10-12psig, but seldom have I used over 15-18psig for any paints. It's what works for you and the great thing with this gun. The SPI forum has a lot of info as well.
__________________
Irelands child
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #25 (permalink)  
Old 10-01-2012, 09:38 AM
texastomeh's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 278
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 8
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Guys,

You have no idea how much I appreciate this tips and comments!!

I have ordered mine with the 1.3 and the 1.4 fluid nozzles.

I also ordered a digital diaphram regulator separately.

NEW Astro Pneumatic Tool Company Digital Diaphragm Regulator 2661 | eBay

Thanx,

Tom
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #26 (permalink)  
Old 10-01-2012, 02:58 PM
62galaxiguy's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 176
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
devillbiss plus

sprays great.not hvlp.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #27 (permalink)  
Old 12-20-2012, 08:12 PM
carolinacustoms's Avatar
Automotive Extraordinaire
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Connelly Springs NC
Age: 31
Posts: 984
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 363
Thanked 246 Times in 210 Posts
I know this is an older post, but I was wondering if anyone had ever sprayed the 1:1 or 4:1 SPI with a non-hvlp 1.5? I have a 1.5 that I LOVE and have really good results spraying other 4:1 clears with but I have never used the SPI. I hope to try it soon and the only 1.4 gun I have I use for base only. Anyone have any insight as to how well the 1.5 may work? Or go for it and see lol. I attached a pic of a hood I sprayed today with the 1.5. I will leave the name brand out but it is a value line of a major brand $100 a gallon 4:1 clear. Thanks in advance
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	122012 013.JPG
Views:	60
Size:	1.72 MB
ID:	69954  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #28 (permalink)  
Old 12-20-2012, 08:38 PM
texastomeh's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 278
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 8
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
carolina',

If you don't get any other replies, contact Barry K. at the phone number given on the SPI website. SOOOOOOOOPER guy to talk with and will help you any way he can.

GOOD LUCK!!!!

Tom
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #29 (permalink)  
Old 12-20-2012, 08:41 PM
carolinacustoms's Avatar
Automotive Extraordinaire
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Connelly Springs NC
Age: 31
Posts: 984
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 363
Thanked 246 Times in 210 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by texastomeh View Post
carolina',

If you don't get any other replies, contact Barry K. at the phone number given on the SPI website. SOOOOOOOOPER guy to talk with and will help you any way he can.

GOOD LUCK!!!!

Tom

Thanks, I have been talking with Barry about trying the SPI product line and didn't really even think of recommended tip size. I just happened across this thread and figured I would try to get some input from someone who had tried it. I know most people would say a 1.5 is a bit excessive , but its just what I learned to spray with and it gives good results.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #30 (permalink)  
Old 12-21-2012, 06:22 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: ky
Posts: 39
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Anyone spraying the universal through a sata 3000 help 1.4? Just seeing if it sprays well through that gun. I also have a 3000rp 1.3. Trying to decide which to use.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cutting SPI universal help SoCal66 Body - Exterior 4 02-03-2012 09:46 AM
Gun selection for shooting high solids clear 67Elcamino Body - Exterior 38 12-07-2011 06:15 AM
SPI Universal clear CJ Runner Body - Exterior 7 06-27-2011 11:40 AM
SPI Universal clear....WOW mr4speed Body - Exterior 25 06-12-2011 01:41 PM
SPI Universal Clear: Runs???? off2wildblue Body - Exterior 14 04-28-2011 02:15 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.