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Old 02-26-2007, 06:51 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 [email protected] and [email protected] 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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Anste Iwata has a new line of Automotive quality spray guns out. They are whats called "Approved Transfer Efficency" guns for markets like Califirnia where local regulations on air quality prevent shops from poluting more than they need to.

http://www.anestiwata.com/products/m...es=LPH400%2DLV

Their LPH400 with a 1.3 nozel set should be just what you need. It can function with an inlet pressure of 16PSI. a 30-40 PSI compressor should be able to maintain the required pressue without a problem.

Unfortunately this type of gun will cost you. I don't have pricing info but I'd expect upwards of $500.

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Rupe
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Sounds like a Astro evo 1.4 gun would be youre best bet .
you can check it out here.
http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/m...gory_Code=LESE

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you need a bigger compressor.

Sorry.
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You do need a bigger compressor but just doing a panel or two
you'll be fine.
I agree with the Astro choice but you don't HAVE to go HVLP!
Astro also makes a Binks 7 copy that I used for years with a
smaller compressor than yours. It uses a lot less air and because
it's a conventional gun it will still spray really good at a lower PSI
than what's listed by the mfg. I sprayed at 30psi.
And doing it lower really reduces the overspray and lowers the
cfm consumption, a lot! I got by with a tiny compressor with it.
My current HVLP puts out more clouds than that gun did.
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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 [email protected] and [email protected] 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.
I think some of you are neglecting a huge problem...even if you can use a gun with this compressor there will be a water/contamination problem guaranteed because of the amount the compressor will be working.

You don't want to be painting someones parts with 500.00 worth of materials and having the paint bubble in a couple of months.

"friends" tend to become very picky with their low cost paint jobs...

I'm not saying you have to spend thousands on a professional setup...I'm just saying maybe re-think what you really want to do and get the according tools that will work for the job.

I bought my compressor used and set it up myself to save money but it will handle anything I throw at it!

In the end it might take a little longer but you will do better work at a higher quality - keep your "friends" - and be much happier...trust me!
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