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good,decent priced all around paint gun for a beginner?

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:28 am
by bug&kadettfan510
Im looking to get info on a quality paint gun for automotive painting...I have around $200. any recommendations or tips are much appreciated.. thanks..

Re: good,decent priced all around paint gun for a beginner?

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:55 am
by Ol'fogasaurus
A very interesting question and a very good one. I haven't been around a body shop for many, many years; we were shooting lacquer back then but with the changes in the laws hence the paints (including the many types of primers and paints) to match the laws things got expensive: paint, paint guns, respirators', supplies, rules, etc..

I did a couple of quick searches one using "good quality automotive paint guns" and from what I got out of them the good quality paint guns (on line) started at just over $200 and went up from there depending on manufacture and.... Adding the word "hvlp" after automotive got some additional info and higher prices.

The Devilbliss name I am familiar with and as I remember it is an OK name. Now days there are a lot of names I am not familiar with.

Also, the guns seem to be specialized as to what you are spraying and how much paint you want to spread. The spray patterns are more important than when I was doing/hanging around the shop. There have been several shows on the Spike network that have gone through the paint sequencing for good quality paint jobs, how to match paint and how to do other types of painting including the wet look painting (spraying water on the hood then painting over it... not something I cared for but interesting). I am sure that there are painting videos on line also but I haven't gone there... yet.

I guess it is the same old thing of how much paint work you are going to do and how good you want it.

My two-bits worth on this.

Re: good,decent priced all around paint gun for a beginner?

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:16 pm
by SCOTTRODS
This is not the worst you could do for the money... but for 200 bucks the pickins are kinda slim for "GOOD QUALITY".
http://www.eastwood.com/iwata-air-gunsa ... -9276.html

Re: good,decent priced all around paint gun for a beginner?

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:35 am
by bug&kadettfan510
Right on.. I'm definitely gonna check it out.. thank for the info guys
any recommendations on paint types? which is the most forgiving ?

Re: good,decent priced all around paint gun for a beginner?

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:05 am
by asteff1
This thread is just what I needed. Thanks guys for the information provided!