Spray guns, what to buy? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-01-2010, 04:45 AM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 22
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-01-2010, 06:29 AM
Irelands child's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: Ford engine specifications Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 4,871
Wiki Edits: 8

Thanks: 13
Thanked 185 Times in 166 Posts
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

Dave W
__________________
Irelands child
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-01-2010, 07:39 AM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 22
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
http://shop.ebay.com.au/i.html?rt=nc...=p3286.c0.m282
that should show 2nd hand listings for aus ebay spray guns. you can search manually by brand if you like.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-01-2010, 10:04 AM
Countilaw's Avatar
Cox Custom Cars
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Cleburne, TX
Age: 64
Posts: 498
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.

Frank Cox
Cox Custom Cars
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spray guns where and what to buy dlorah Body - Exterior 55 09-19-2011 06:29 AM
astro evo spray gun psi setting quack Body - Exterior 3 05-09-2011 12:01 PM
Metal Spray information incthermion Introduce Yourself 0 11-17-2008 01:29 AM
Not Another Spray Gun Question! Workingwoods Body - Exterior 11 07-17-2008 02:07 PM
Spray guns - a well beaten subject....but Irelands child Body - Exterior 31 01-25-2007 09:21 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.