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New Paint Gun advice needed

Discussion in 'Covering and Painting' started by Truckracer, Mar 24, 2016.

   
  1. WMcNabb

    WMcNabb GSN Sponsor Tier 1

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    Thanks for the recommendation!

    Ordered one of these yesterday.
     
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    I have an Iwata that I love but this looks great.
     
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    witchfingers 70cc twin V2

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    The main problem with the accuspray guns is that ultimately it is a throw away gun. It would be great for the occasional hobbyist but I hate them in the automotive industry. After 6 months of use,the metal insert in the handle that your air coupler threads into, loosens up in the plastic body and hisses. Alot of money for a plastic gun. Sata or Iwata with the PPS cup adapter will work forever. You can probably get a used Sata 2000 for cheap.
     
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    I have a Sata NR2000 at my body shop that I've been using for 17 years. It refuses to die, and I refuse to spend $800+ replacing a gun that still works great.

    I'm not a fan of anything 3M after 37+ years in the body shop business. The 3M plan is to make a product, (it makes no difference what), get people used to it, then let the quality fall off until its nearly unusable, then come out with a new and improved version for more money that in reality is the original product with a much higher price. The sandpaper and tape I used in the 70's was better than what they sell now after many "improvements".
     
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    I have a Fuji HVLP system and I love it. It's probably more woodworking focused system, but it does a fantastice job with automotive paints and is incredibly easy to use, and is a full system rather than just a gun.

    http://www.fujispray.com/

    I have the Mini-Mite 4 system.
     
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    witchfingers 70cc twin V2

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    Ditto on the sandpaper. The Cubitron is a ripoff. I do, however have the 3m/Graco spraygun they made in 2005. It atomizes as good as the Sata 3000 but is slow.
     
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    No matter what you decide to get, if you do a lot of base/clear work, have a dedicated clear gun that is only used for that. If you don't paint but maybe 3 times a year then the Accuspray will be fine.
     
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    I did not know that.
     
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    Well, you buy the right tool for the job. For hobby use painting airplane parts and misc parts the accuspray does awesome for clear. When it wears out I demote it to primer and buy a new one for clear.

    Example, I use a $700 miter saw at my business because it makes me money every day. I also have two table saws that were $1800 each that I use every single day. Does not mean that someone that will use one a few times per year needs to spend that much when they could spend 15% of that price and do just fine.

    For a good quality "plastic" gun that uses a new cap and a perfect needle every time or few times you use it......it works amazing.
     
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    base does not require a large gun for hobby use, take a look at the 1.0 and 2.0 tip touch-up HVLP guns. I've found that my 2.0 has become my favorite for base.
     
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