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 Post subject: Paint gun
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:39 am 
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I guess my first topic of discussion should start with the equipment. Being a "hobby" painter I just can't justify spending $500+ on an elaborate paint gun. I did a LOT of research before I decided on what I hope is a gun that I can "get by" with. I'm sure you will CRINGE, but I bought a Harbor Freight model 66222 (1.4mm) gun. It gets VERY HIGH ratings so I hope, again, to get by with it.
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 Post subject: Re: Paint gun
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:06 am 
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should work fine...I have a few Devilbliss guns that were under $100, spray like champions..lol....My "go to" gun is a Binks M1g, think i payed $300..most expensive one I've ever bought.

Besides even the best gun wont spray a magic finish..takes lots of practice to get it right...Cutting and buffing can help make up for a not so great finish...haha


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 Post subject: Re: Paint gun
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:00 pm 
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Thanks for the reply, ABD. I heard that about the practice. The good thing about painting, metal work, or carpentry, if ya screw up, it CAN BE FIXED! :-) I am anxious to get started. I may fetch some paint tomorrow.
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 Post subject: Re: Paint gun
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:35 pm 
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I agree, there's no need for a $500.00 gun. I've used them, they don't impress me. My favorite gun right now is a Sharpe SGF - HVLP gravity feed. I have 2 of them. I paid $150.00 for one from my paint supplier and $25.00 for the other. I love eBay. For primer, I have an Astro gravity feed. I have a few others too.

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 Post subject: Re: Paint gun
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:38 am 
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I feel better hearing from some pros that a cheap gun "can" get the job done. I'm headed off to Myrtle Beach today to a car show. The only reason I'm going is to get ideas about color combinations and to check out some flat paint jobs.


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 Post subject: Re: Paint gun
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:08 pm 
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I hope you had fun

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 Post subject: Re: Paint gun
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:30 am 
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Thanks for the reply, ABD. I heard that about the practice. The good thing about painting, metal
work, or carpentry, if ya screw up, it CAN BE FIXED!
so that what trying to post before but haven't got the thread...

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 Post subject: Re: Paint gun
PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:55 am 
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Hey Fred,
Welcome aboard. Post a message in the "Welcome" forum about you, your work, your equipment or whatever......

The guys here will welcome you and do whatever they can to help you out. If you have any tips, feel free to share....

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