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Old 04-16-2010, 10:53 AM
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Sharp Titanium HVLP 1.4 and Astro HVLP for shooting epoxy, 2K, base and clear?

I am in the middle of a full resto on a 65 mustang fastback and will be shooting epoxy, 2K, and eventually base and clear, leaning towards SPI for the epoxy, 2K and clear...

I have access to a sharp titanium HVLP 1.4 and I have an astro hvlp (not sure on the tip size, i think 1.8?) that I have used in the past for woodworking cabinet finishes... was planning on using the sharp for the epoxy, base and clear and the astro (provided the tip is large enough) for the 2K...

Wondering if these will be adequate? I have no problem investing in a better gun or guns, but if these will be close, I would much prefer to spend the money on other stuff... I guess what I am saying is that I am not using these everyday and concerned with perfect clear or saving paint/clear... I plan on a cut and buff, so the improvement would have to be significant...

Any input would be appreciated...

thanks,

Jeff

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Old 04-16-2010, 12:31 PM
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I've used the same Astro HVLP for over 10 yrs and have gotten
spectacular results with it. It can do everything you need.
I recently got a Iwata that sprays clear better and I use it
for all my clear applications, but my Astro still does base better.
Bottom line- my Iwata sprays better but at 4x the price, it's only
a little better. If you're not doing it every day, use the Astro.
If you use it enough you'll get better with it than a new guy
with an expensive gun.
It's more the user than the gun.
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