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pi71 08-29-2006 07:15 PM

Small Compressor What Gun?
like alot of us. i have a smaller air compressor. what kind of gun do i need to get to shoot some blitz black? regular gun sipon?,regular gravity?,, lvlp gun?, hvlp gun?, seems like the hvlp guns need to much air..

oldred 08-29-2006 10:19 PM

Smaller compressor? How small? Never mind HP or gallons, what is the CFM rating?

pi71 08-29-2006 10:36 PM

not sure its an older model ill check and get back

milo 08-30-2006 01:52 AM

If your going for the satin look as you say you can pull it off with a pretty small air source since you can do a little wait and do a little more and your not trying to get a full wet coat on the whole thing at once . The only time you need big air is when clear coating ..

One of the medium qulity guns you see posted as purple HF would be the right choice for now.
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Got any pics of the project?

jcclark 08-30-2006 04:53 AM

If you want a small air user definetly look at the conventional guns,
HVLP's love air and use a lot of it.
I recommend this to people a lot when thay have a small compressor.

I used one for years with a tiny compressor, they take low cfm and can
spray at less than the psi suggested and still give a great finish.
At the lower psi the cfm goes way down.
I sprayed with around 30 to 35 psi and had a 3/4 hp compressor keep up.
I painted several cars that way when I was first starting.

MARTINSR 08-30-2006 08:13 AM

Yeah, stay conventional, forget about ANY HVLP. I literally bought a house twenty years ago spraying cars with a Devilbiss JGA-502 (the best gun ever made in my opinion) and a 2Hp 20 gallon tank compressor!

I see them all the time on Ebay for twenty or thirty bucks.


pi71 08-30-2006 03:50 PM

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Got any pics of the project?

sure i got some pics...

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