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Old 02-26-2007, 08:00 AM
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Spray gun?? - Compressor is limited

Hi guys,

I'm a newbie when it comes to this so I thought id ask the pro's

I currently have a 20gallon compressor 7.4@40psi and 5.7@90psi. Im looking for a spray gun (HVLP?) that would work with this compressor but i have no idea which one is efficient enough.

I would be doing small projects for some friends (hoods, bumpers, ect) as im just a weekend mechanic to say the least.

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Mike, There has been tons of discussion on this subject in the body/exterior forum with many recommendations. While it is possible to paint with a compressor that small it can be difficult and a HVLP gun is all but eliminated except for small parts. With only that much air you would be far better off to just use a conventional gun because about the only advantage you would lose in this case is the lower overspray from the HVLP. While less overspray is certainly disiable conventional guns are usually considered easier to use and the problems from trying to use HVLP with insufficient air would more than outweigh the advantages. There are some good conventional "econo" guns out there such as those from Astro and even DeVillbiss but this is just a couple of several that are available.
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I bought an old Binks about 11 or 12 years ago and used it with a compressor that put out 6.3@90 psi and it went on real smooth.
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