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    Looking for a gun to spray pearl base and clear. My paint guy crapped out on me and I'm going pick it up and thinking on spraying it myself

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    HVLP Spray Guns and Paint Spayers - DeVilbiss Sharpe Binks Iwata Asturo Finest HVLP and Reduced Pressure spray guns I, think you will find something on this site that will fit the bill no matter how thick your wallet is ....................

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    Think I'm gonna go with the devilbiss finishline 4. Only need it for a one time job

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    Quote Originally Posted by treyhydro View Post
    Think I'm gonna go with the devilbiss finishline 4. Only need it for a one time job
    Overall that is a very nice gun offering a wide range of tips and one gun that does it all , prime / base / clear - Auto - Boat - Plane - Woodworking ,and not to mention that i have a friend who uses that very same gun in his cabinet shop .

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    Quote Originally Posted by OFFSHORE GINGER View Post
    Overall that is a very nice gun offering a wide range of tips and one gun that does it all , prime / base / clear - Auto - Boat - Plane - Woodworking ,and not to mention that i have a friend who uses that very same gun in his cabinet shop .
    my uncle as told me as a rule of thumb to use two guns...one for primers and one for the good stuff....less chance of problems with the finished product....your thoughts? thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCMRacing View Post
    my uncle as told me as a rule of thumb to use two guns...one for primers and one for the good stuff....less chance of problems with the finished product....your thoughts? thank you.
    X2. I actually have 3 guns, one for strictly priner, one for finished and color and a 1/2 quart touch up for small jobs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by White Lightning View Post
    X2. I actually have 3 guns, one for strictly priner, one for finished and color and a 1/2 quart touch up for small jobs.
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    X-3 On all of the above considering i own more then seven guns with one being well over 40 plus years old but ................... the man at this point really needs a gun that can do it all.................. opposed to purchasing more then one gun , and like mentioned in a previous post i have a friend who uses the De-Vilbiss finish line #4 because it actually is a Multi task gun doing everything that he needs to foot the bill from start to finish because sometimes budget matters ..................

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    I am not a paint expert by any means. But I think if you spend the time to clean the multipurpose gun well and properly, it should treat you well for a long time. Clean up "sometimes" takes me longer than the gun actually spends in my hand doing the job. Depending on the job. I have some older Binks guns that were my dad's from the 60's that still work well. They work better than my capabilities for sure. Just some thoughts on taking care of the tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darin_s View Post
    I am not a paint expert by any means. But I think if you spend the time to clean the multipurpose gun well and properly, it should treat you well for a long time. Clean up "sometimes" takes me longer than the gun actually spends in my hand doing the job. Depending on the job. I have some older Binks guns that were my dad's from the 60's that still work well. They work better than my capabilities for sure. Just some thoughts on taking care of the tool.
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    You hit the nail on the head, it's all about cleaning and maintenance. If I was the OP I would just get a ES manufacturing gun with a 2.5 tip that will spray Primer, Gelcoat, And flakes. It's a good general purpose gun and it doesn't break the bank like some of the other guns will.

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    I have a 2.5 gun tip for spray polly, 1.8 gun for primer, 1.5 gun for sealers and some single stage, a 1.4 gun that I use for SS and as a spare. another 1.3 gun for base thats my spare for base. Then a tekna prolite that i use for base and clear. I also have an old jga 502 that i use for primer, I have 2 detail guns. So 8 gun in total. I really like the tekna for bc and cc, with the right aircap and fluid tip it sprays Hs clear or ss like glass

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    Total novice here.

    Some have mentioned using guns their dad had and from the 60's.
    I assume these are not HVLP guns and probably don't have the top mount paint containers.
    Does it make a difference?

    Sorry for the novice question, but I have some guns from the 60"s that belonged to my dad also that were good guns then.

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    Most of the older spray guns are siphon feed (cup on bottom). They still do a decent job depending on what you are spraying. (They were mainly around to spray lacquer that is almost impossible to find nowadays). I use them still for some primers and single stage paint as a backup... The new HVLP guns are much better for spraying urethane with pearls and metallics evenly and clear coats. They also have less waste (paint in the air and not on the panel), so they are more efficient.
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    Gravity feed guns-
    Maybe a little on the fringe of the topic so I hope you guys and the op don't mind....What can one do to be able to spray with them in the horizontal or upside down position, like under gunnels, deck, dash etc. without them dripping all over? I've read in another thread something about putting a bag in them but I have no idea what that means, even a little hard to imagine. Maybe over it just to contain the drips? I don't know. Certainly not going to get much material flow in those positions since gravity is now working against it. Can anything be done?

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    Short answer is really .... No... Most of the time, your HVLP gun will spit paint in little sand looking chunks..
    Your best bet is to get a pressure pot style of gun if your doing lots of upside down work.
    i have also used a siphon feed gun, taken off the cap and run a rubber hose over the metal draw tube into cup and while holding cup level, you can put the gun at any angle and it will spray just fine. But that was for brief upside down work, and chassis type stuff on autos.
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