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Old 11-18-2003, 09:45 AM
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Will this paint gun do the trick?

I am planning to paint the car with JD Blitz Black. Will this paint gun do a good job?
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=47484
The car has F/G and steel panels. Also what primer should I use with that paint? I am planning on taking a layer of paint off and not going to the metal. So do i prime over the remaining paint or just shoot color on it? I am changing color from red to black.

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Old 11-18-2003, 09:51 AM
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I have 4 Harbor Freight spray guns, although I don't have that particular model. I love them and recommend them highly.
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Any model you would recommend over the one i listed?
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I prefer the HVLP with pressure tank and remote head over the gravity cup style. I don't see it on their web site but it has a 2qt pot and two hoses running to a free spray head. Order their free catalog and it will be in there. This holds enough paint to do a complete coat on a big car and the head can be aimed any direction as opposed to the gravity gun which must be near vertical all the time. I know the gravity gun is preferred by the pros but with my skill or lack thereof, the free head seems superior since it will aim anywhere.
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This is the gun to buy:

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=43430

Read a review:

http://purplesagetradingpost.com/sum...Pspraygun.html
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I saw that gun but was confused by the mention of waterbased paints. Where as the one I linked to in the first post specifically mentions automotive paint. So the one you point out will spray thinner based paint okay?
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I just ordered that gun today. It is on sale for 39.99 in their on line catalog. been waiting for it to go on sale. Check it out.....GlennK
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I saw that gun but was confused by the mention of waterbased paints. Where as the one I linked to in the first post specifically mentions automotive paint. So the one you point out will spray thinner based paint okay?
It just means that if you used water based paints the tip wouldn't rust. You can use other paints (automotive) as well.
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Ohhhh! Thats the one for me then. One more question. If you have to hold the gun upright because its gravity fed how do you paint your roof?
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Ill tell you, I have the harbor freight gun, and it does a pretty good job over all, but I went and splurged and bought the devilbiss, finishline series, and what a difference in guns. It just seems to shoot alot better, better control, but if your on a budget as i was, the harborfreight is a great gun, although its my new primer gun.
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I got the Harbor Freight gun. I went with the $39.99 one. Gravity fed HVLP. I guess I need to get to sanding now!
And bonus! It's purple! (just kidding)
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Ohhhh! Thats the one for me then. One more question. If you have to hold the gun upright because its gravity fed how do you paint your roof?
The cup is mounted at an angle that minimizes the angle when painting the top or hood. There is no way to not angle the gun a certain amount. It is not a problem.

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