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Spray guns.

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by cbus, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Found a couple of good videos.


    Has some good comments re tip sizes.
    ie, get the 1.2 . 0.8 too small for a full panel.
    I like these for inside door jamb and tight spots that require a light appication with good control.
    Another comment he made was the low volume of air used so is up to doing a door sized panel if you have a smallish compressor.
    Remember moisture tho.
    If you use an undersized compressor it MUST have 2 10-15M lengths of hose with a water trap at compressor and half way as a MINIMUM.


    Realistic occurrence buying generic cheapies.
    Note that he is using 2 Pac.
    With lacquer you usualy need to do longer runs and keep the wet edge , especially if inexperienced.
    Plus HAVE to use a quality lacquer thinner.
    Retarder also helps but it can try underlying coats if there is previous repairs with unknown paint like enamel or nitrocellulose lacquer.
    To prevent this use an isolator or 2 Pac primer to seal all repairs.
    https://thegunman.net.au/should-i-buy-a-cheap-spray-gun/

    A cheap gun with volume and even fan that matches expensive guns.
    Comes with 3 tip sizes.
    Excellent gun.
    https://gngsales.com.au/products/details/general-purpose-gravity-spray-gun-p-102g/
     
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  2. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    Watched a few gunman vids. He has good advice.
     
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  3. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Yeah.
    Comunicates in a fashion that is common and valid to those already painters as well as good advice for anyone starting out

    I should have added that stock size tip for acrylic lacquer is 1.8 but 1.4 gives a good finish with quality paints on single panels.
     
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  4. VZR69

    VZR69 Active Member

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    It was a gunman 'top 10 spray guns' video that convinced me to buy a devilbiss gti pro lite gun and it was a good choice.
    I've been thrashing it for the last 18 months and it still sprays like new.
     
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