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Old 02-22-2013, 03:21 AM
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Small scale military restoration - spray gun advice.

This is not car related at all but since it does concern spray painting I thought I might be able to gain some advice.
I am in the process of restoring my German, WW2, Lafette 42 tripod back to its original colours. The base coat is going to be a couple of coats of red oxide then on top there will be a couple of coats of RAL7021.
Therefore, I have a few of questions.
I am looking at one of the Ebay cheapo specials either a mini or a full size gun.
1) Since I am using 50:50 mix on the red oxide and RAL7021 cellulose paint would it be okay to use a mini gun with a 0.8mm needle or would I need to up it to a 1.2mm or larger, remembering that the finish does in no way have to come close to that of a pro, civvy vehicle.
2) Since the area to paint is mainly comprised of tubes, and or similar (see image below), then would a 0.8mm nozzle give sufficient spread for my needs?

Below is the tripod that I'm restoring, everything in green will be redone:


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