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Old 05-13-2004, 07:52   #1 (permalink)
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Air Spray Guns

I am planning on painting my bumpers and protection moulds etc. soonish. I am just wondering what I should be buying/hiring in regards to spray guns. What should I look out for? Gravity fed, or suction fed? Special cleaning kit for the gun? What pressure should I be pumping through? Any tips?

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Re: Air Spray Guns

I always thought suction and gravity guns were the same. Only the gravity gun was better for flat surfices like bonnets and roofs etc, because the pot wasn't in the way.

They run between 40-50Psi, depending on how much paint you apply in one sweep.

If this is a one off job, it would be easier to hire a gun, regulator, hose and compressor.

You shouldn't need a cleaning kit for the gun. Run thinners through the gun, pull it apart and wipe any paint away.

If you do hire it, the shop should tell you how to use it correctly.
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i use a gravity fed one for doing the color, the jar is slightly opaque so you know when you are running low on paint.i tend to be abit hit and miss going by the weight and always get the one run that splutters half way thru... Also get an adjustable valve for the airline, then you can set-up a mini regulator on any gun..
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we got suction feed gun, run a regulator, and a water trap... clean the compressor and water trap every night... i sprayed the rear 1/4's of mums car, and they look nice, apart from the bloody rain... DONT ASK
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suction fed gun used on my bumper.. woulda come out nice too if:
1. the paint place gave me the correct colour.
2. the clear coat didnt go on too thick :o

anyway, i'll have another bash at it when the time comes to spray about 4 other things i have to do!
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