Thread: Auto Paint Spray Gun choices
08-29-2009, 01:46 AM #1
Auto Paint Spray Gun choices
Searched but I didn't find much info on this forum anyway. I trust that someone here knows a little about this subject, since I know very little.
The main reason I am looking at these is for minor touch up on older vehicles for myself, as well as other family members. I would also like to paint some jetski parts and I have an old trailer that needs new coat.
Is this going to be good for larger projects, smaller projects or both?
Am I looking at the wrong thing completely for my needs?
Thanks in advance guys!
08-29-2009, 08:27 AM #2
If you are just wanting a DIY quality those may be ok. I wouldn't paint a car with one.
When I was working in the auto body industry, Satajet and Sharp were about the best thing going. But there were about 5 times the price of those guns you are looking at.
08-29-2009, 08:37 AM #3
Is there anything in between? or is it great quality or nothing? I wouldn't mind paying $200 or $250 for a better quality guy setup.
08-29-2009, 10:24 AM #4
There are different nozzle sizes for different types of paint. You will first need to try and figure out what type(s) of paint you plan on using and make sure you get a gun suitable for that paint. You can get replacement nozzles to make a gun more universal.
I would get a cheap gun for primer.
Maybe take a trip to your local paint store and talk to them about your needs and applications. They should be able to point you in the right direction for your paint needs and possibly be able make a recommendation about a gun.
08-29-2009, 10:39 AM #5
Devilbiss has you by the balls when you buy that gun kit. They do not make any replacement parts for those guns in that kit. Anything fails, you have to throw the gun in the trash.
like ax said. Buy a primer gun. My body work is pretty good, so i use a thin fill primer with a 1.5 tip.
Then bust out the satajet 3000 non digital. I use a 1.3 tip for base and clear. 450 bucks and damn well worth it. DIY always seems to go better if you have top quality tools to work with.
This way if you screw up, you know it was you and not the tool. lol
08-29-2009, 10:41 AM #6
I have a Devibiss one, works great for me.
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