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    I'm wondering if a small detail gun would suit my needs better than a full size ?

    Look at this one on ebay. Others online as well of course.
    A sharpe mini for under $100.

    FINEX SHARPE FX MINI SPRAY GUN HVLP PART #248752 NEW OLD STOCK (ID: I-7749 )

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/FINEX-SHARP...-/122827496104
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    Wow, thanks for typing all that Matt. That's super useful info for us amature painters. One part I didn't understand, you said to wait for 10 or 30 minutes before spraying. What are you waiting for?
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    Driver50x, he's talking about a test time to make sure over that period of time once sprayed on the test panel, that the paint does not start to run. Simple as that.

    I myself use that on occasions, when I was painting. How ever, I use another method, that usually works well.

    PS: Sometimes when you spray, it may look good, and you continue. And all of a sudden when you go to the other part you painted, and see a run, 1-15 minutes later.
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    I have a Warwick 904h which is a copy of the Iwata LPH400 . Seems to spray pretty nice. However I'm just a novice and I would do and get whatever Matt recommends. Thanks for the write up Matt. Every time I say "That's it, I'm never doing body work again " something else pops up. Any advice from guys like you makes things easier.
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    Denny, nailed it Steve, if I know I will spray my next coat in 30 minutes I shoot my test panel 10 before and see, a lot of times it seems like the more weight of multiple coats makes the paint sag I think. By the way Iwata guns are tops I have heard as well, never used one yet though.
    Until I started spraying my own stuff I always felt like I was only building part of the car, the questions are always, who built it? & who painted it following and its always fun to say you did yourself, the biggest compliment I have had is I guess, do you own a body shop? Its also nice to have a friend like mine who is an expert and I can ask as I know I am getting a correct answer thats proven, there is a bunch of ways to skin a cat (no pun intended for Ryans coyote hunting) but I know his way will last at least, and he has helped me a bunch. Seth, I am know expert I just try and listen to one!! (PS he loves Iwata guns) Have fun Matt
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    Got it. Thanks guys. I have painted several cars. I have been lucky, and only had a couple of runs so far. I have definitely picked up a few good tips from reading this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Driver50x View Post
    Got it. Thanks guys. I have painted several cars. I have been lucky, and only had a couple of runs so far. I have definitely picked up a few good tips from reading this thread.
    I other thing I will mention. If spraying enamel, make sure you get the reducer for the type of day it will be when you spray.
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    The starting line guns are not worth buying. Even the finish line that I have is marginal for final paint.

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    Really, surprised.
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    buy a quality gun, do your job , sell it and get most of your money back . or you can buy a cheap gun and spend weeks correcting what it screws up .
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    I'll screw up huh,....lol

    I hate to go cheap, as you can get what you pay for. Just with I could find a great product for a lower price.
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    Your going to paint an engine-Sperex VHT spray cans

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    the point is cheap guns tend to peel up the paint which causes you to lay more on which just makes it worse.
    i use a cheap gun for poly and epoxy. vaper 2.0 . vaper is an ok cheap gun . less than a 100 bucks and you can get a smaller one . northerntools.

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    If it's a one time job, just go and rent one.
    Example: https://www.sherwin-williams.com/arc...pray-equipment

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    Ok, I have a neighbor across the street that wil let me park my Cobra in his garage.
    Please help me with a gun and dryer now. I will not,....be painting full sized cars, just my engine, bell, tranny and other small products at home.

    I still don't know about a dryer ? High quality is very expensive, and takes money away the build budget.
    I can still barrow a friends gun. I want to have my own, but I could put that money towards a better dryer.


    If,....I bought a gun, how about this Iwata.

    Iwata IWA9233 Spray Gun (AZ3HV2-20GC HVLP with 2.0 Nozzle)

    $130

    https://www.amazon.com/Iwata-IWA9233...ustomerReviews
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