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Spray guns, what to buy?

Hi all,
Im collecting an assortment of tools as they appear in my price range or convenience. You know, when you didn't really need it but your mate just happened to sell it and thus you ended up with it.

The spray gun i have at the moment is a very old Arnold and does an OK job but there is plenty to purchase second hand these days sub $200 category 2nd hand. Like the SATA Jet 90 which im told is a great gun.

Have a look on ebay.com.au at what we pay in Aus dollars for 2nd hand guns if you like.
My questions:

How many guns do i need? I was told one, then i was told 3, one for clear, one for paint one for spray putty and undercoat...your thoughts?
Now what guns would you recommend, sub $200aus?

Also reccommended compressor size info as i wish to upgrade but dont want a prossesional shop size one.

Cheers guys

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What are you using the gun for - pro work? Then you need to spend the bucks for a good BC/CC gun - Iwata/SATA. A primer gun can be a good one that is no longer in tip top shape or a lower end like an Astro

If you are just using the gun for hobby use, a DeVillbiss Finishline 3 along with all four tips will work nicely for all paints. Some folks here in the US like the Harbor Freight "purple'. I don't as it's an air hog and put out too much overspray.

Air compressor - get the biggest as far as cfm at 90psig you can afford along with a big tank (60 to 80 gallons).

It's tough making long distance recommendations, i.e. US to Oz as we really don't know all that's available there.

Do a search here - there are many, many posts about guns and compressors (even mine

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its just for my own projects. the ones worth serious $$$ i will have a professional spray anyway. My thought is simply if i need to upgrade guns and a good chinese copy is about $50 and im told $99 for a copy of same high price gun (not sure what its based on). I would be better buying a 2nd hand gun for Just under $200.

actually didnt realise there was that much difference between guns till recently reading a few forums. If you log onto ebay.com.au you can see our local prices for things but its very limited. Now and again crash repairers go under and they auction their assets where good bargains can be had.
that should show 2nd hand listings for aus ebay spray guns. you can search manually by brand if you like.
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Get you a new Devilbiss finishline HVLP for about $100. They come with a 1.3 tip and is an excellent all around gun.

We have both Iwata and Sata at my shop. We also have the Devilbiss. I like the Devilbiss gun and us it for base and clear.

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