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Old 09-28-2004, 07:39 AM
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Question Sharpe Platinum

Does anyone have a good source for fluid tips and needles for the Platinum? I do not want to buy another gun and want a second set of the 1.3 mm. I have been checking ebay without luck.

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www.spraygundepot.com click on the Sharpe logo then on the part numbers link.

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Just be ready for a little sticker shock. I actually happened to be looking at just that earlier tonight. About $80 for a needle and nozzle set and about the same if you need a new air cap. It does look like the air caps cover several nozzle sizes.
Kinda makes you cringe a little when you know you can buy one of their new import Finex guns for the same money.
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I am not too worried about the price for the needle and tip, I got my gun at a great price and it already has a brand new #3000 cap on it. I figure with the new needle and tip, I have still only spent about 150.
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Old 10-02-2004, 03:01 PM
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I personally feel the Platinum is such a great gun, it is worth the money. It is a "lazy" gun, I admit that. For the real kick butt painter, he will be bored by it, way to slow. But for not so kick butt painter like me, I love it. You can watch the paint go on, you don't need to rush anything, it atomizes like no other gun. I just love them.
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The reason I was looking is that I just bought a kinda rough Platinum on the cheap. It hasn't been delivered yet but it may need an air cap so I was checking things out. I am always willing to do a little work on used tools if the price is right. From what I could gather, standard retail on a new one is over $350.
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I was lucky enough to pick mine up for 100 bucks shipped. I figure if I spend 80 for the tip and needle, I am still only half way there. Are they easy to use? I have used the harbor freight gun for a car and wanted to upgrade because I have a couple of high end jobs coming up.
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It is a very easy gun to use, just bump up the pressure at the gun to 55 lbs. It has a recommendation of 50, but that just won't get you the full 10 lbs at the cap to atomize as good as this gun is capible of.
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Compared to the Harbor Freight guns (I use an HF as a primer gun), the Sharpes are definitly slow pokes. You'll move slower and have a great deal of control on how much paint you are actually applying. I agree with Martinsr that it is a good thing for the guy that doesn't paint every day. If you are using a firehose production gun, you have to be ready for it and there's not a lot of room to fudge.
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