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    Low Cost HVLP Paint Gun Advise

     



    Many years ago I went through auto body school and was blessed to be one of the top three students, worked at a shop for three months, then had to retire at age 25 because of a long time disability. All I have is a Sharp siphon gun. I have a 60g air compressor but would need a air drier.

    In 2001 I built a 66' Ford 427 Shelby Cobra replica, did all the body & paint work, and everything else except for machining the engine. So I do have experience. I don't really need a full size gun to paint what I'm intending to paint. I really don't want or afford a high dollar gun.

    I'm wanting to paint my engine, trans etc, chassis, suspention, not the car, and light projects around the house. So I'm looking for real good quality guns at low prices.

    By quite amount of users that bought Harbor Freight's guns, like them. When looking at Amazon, there are a lot of manufactures I've never heard of, so it's difficult to to weed out the trash guns.

    I'd like to get you guys that have experience, with the lower priced guns.

    With my first engine back in 2002 I sanded the iron block smooth and painted it my custom mixed blue body color.

    So, what's your thoughts on guns ?

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    Do you want air type, or airless, and what size compressor do you plan on using?
    ps: Also, I find that if you can hold the spray gun, and see how it feels, and handles, that is important.
    I still use my old Bink's model 7, with a suction cup. Rather expensive now a days. Over 500.00 now. One with a 36 tip, for primers, and the other with a 35 tip for good enamel finishing. hahaha

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    If it's small jobs, I believe the rust-Oleum can paints still use the wide fan nozzles. Really depends on the all around use I guess...
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    I've used the harbor freight guns a few different times and they work really well for suspension and priming IMO. I don't feel bad having to toss one if I get paint all over it or whatever. The only complaint I can say is the paint will come out of the vent and around the threads where the cap screws on. I wait until they're on sale for around $15 and buy a couple. I have a Sata I use for body stuff. I can't remember the model of it right now.
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    I bought an HLVP from Eastwood for $129 several years ago that has worked great; painted a few cars with it.
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    I'll ad this first. I do have a thread about my car build in which I asked a question about what color should I paint my block, if different than my body color. I started this one to get opinions for gun's, which I may not get painters there that I need.

    Ok, like I mentioned, the psrts I need to paint are the block, trans, etc along with household projects, not complete cars.

    I do have a nice Sharpe suction gun that worked very well at that time. I never sprayed to get runs, dry areas, orange peal etc.
    I used acyrlic enamel back in those days. However, I did use for laying down my epoxy primer, sealer, but used my friends HVLP gun for the top coat on my 427 Cobra. I did have some light orange peal though. Quick fix.

    If,.....I bought a little bit better and cost for a gun, I may buy the Eastwood. Which model ?

    Links would help a lot.

    Which HF guns (with model #) did you guys use ?
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    Well, I'll bump my thread....lol

    I think with the way I am, I'll spend a little more money than I wanted.
    Unless I hear differently from you guys, the performance of the Eastwood Concourse Pro 2 gun with accessories, in the very nice aluminum case looks great. Great to store all of the parts for a DIY's garage. With this kit, alll I should need then is a drier, maybe a stand (or make one) cleaner and paint filters etc.

    On sale on their site for $229

    ($100 less than other websites)

    Main gun and a detailer with 3 tips.
    Concours Pro Paint and Detail.

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    Concours Pro Paint and Detail Gun with Accessories

    Eastwood video on youtube-

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    DeVILBISS 802343 Starting Line Auto Paint & Primer HVLP Spray Gun kit

    $164

    1 HVLP spray paint gun (finish coats) 1.3 mm fluid tip. · 1 HVLP spray paint gun (primers) 1.8 mm fluid tip. · 1 Gun Cleaning brush kit. · 2 600 cc (20 oz.). · 10 psi air cap pressure. DeVILBISS DV802343.
    See full item description

    https://www.amazon.com/DeVilbiss-802...+Spray+Gun+kit

    Features:

    · 1 HVLP spray paint gun (finish coats) 1.3 mm fluid tip

    · 1 HVLP spray paint gun (primers) 1.8 mm fluid tip

    · 1 1.5mm Fluid tip and needle

    · 2 600 cc (20 oz.) metal paint cups

    · 1 Air regulating valve with gauge

    · 1 Gun Cleaning brush kit

    · 1 Gun Wrench

    · 1 Plastic molded storage case

    Specs:

    · 30 psi inlet pressure

    · 10 psi air cap pressure

    · 13 cfm air volume

    · Air inlet: 1/4" NPS

    What do you think guys ?
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    Devilbiss Auto Paint and Touch-Up System - Auto Touch Up Paint - HVLP Gravity Spray Gun - Eastwood

    I had purchased this set a few years ago. And it's on special now for just about what I paid. I think you also mention it above.

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    Rule of thumb:

    Don't get the cheapest or the most expensive.
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    Education is expensive. Keep that in mind, and you'll never be terribly upset when a project goes awry.
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    34 40, The link isn't to Eastwood site ?
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    This link is. And for the pick, and the brand, this would be my pick for sure... The kit also has more tips...
    Some of the cheaper guns, have to much plastic, and not as user friendly as the better brands. If only shooting some things, they are fine, but if you want something that will last you longer, you need the metal parks. jmo

    DeVilbiss StartingLine: HVLP Auto Paint Gun and Priming Gun System

    Attachment 68955

    Details

    All-in-one DeVilbiss® Auto Paint and Priming System includes 2 HVLP auto spray guns—one for priming and one for top-coating

    Kit includes two 20-oz. aluminum cups, plus 1.3mm, 1.5mm and 1.8mm tips
    Also includes air regulator and a complete set of brushes and wrenches for easy disassembly and clean-up
    Requires 13 cfm at 30psi

    This DeVilbiss HVLP 2-Gun Set is a great value from a brand name you know and trust. Complete, self-contained spray gun set includes not only one full-size HVLP spray gun but 2 for spraying primers, colors, clears, and sprayable body fillers.

    More info...
    About DeVilbiss Auto Paint and Priming System

    The StartingLine by DeVilbiss Auto Painting and Priming System is a complete, self-contained gun kit to spray primers, colors, and clears. Includes two full-size DeVilbiss HVLP auto spray guns: one with a 1.3mm tip for color and clear coats, and another with a 1.8mm tip for primers and sprayable body fillers.

    This paint equipment also includes a 1.5mm tip for "in-between" work, two 20-oz. aluminum cups, air regulator, plus cleaning brushes and wrench for easy disassembly and cleaning. Hard plastic molded storage case with handle. 1-yr. manufacturer's warranty.



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    This is the page I get from your link ?

    https://www.viglink.com/shop/merchants
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    Quote Originally Posted by FUNFER2 View Post
    This is the page I get from your link ?

    https://www.viglink.com/shop/merchants
    As Roger mentioned to others about this. You have to go to this link, and click Opt Out...
    https://www.viglink.com/opt-out/



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    Opt Out ?

    This is all I get....

    This site can’t be reached
    www.viglink.com’s server IP address could not be found.
    DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG
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    Ok, it worked.
    Thanks

    What's the difference's ?

    $150

    https://www.amazon.com/DeVilbiss-802...+Spray+Gun+kit
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