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Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 8:57 pm 
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terminology has been confused here .... guns breakdown into a couple of types:
1.) standard type uses high air pressure to atomise the paint - drawback being wasted paint due to overspray (typical gun would be suction type);
2.) HVLP guns use High Volume Low Pressure (they have a gauge on them) - use less pressure to atomise paint thereby reducing amount of overspray & wasted paint (typical gun is gravity fed)

Hope that helps,

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Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:17 am 
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So assuming someone wanted to give this a good crack, what would be the shopping list of equiptment? (any extra details of hardware specs would be good)



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Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:46 am 
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depends on the ammount your willing to spend, look at the price of the two types of guns, the hvlp gun is generally more expensive but u can use a smaller compressor with it and u waste less paint like kiwi said, or theres the cheap gun option that needs a more powerful compressor and due to the greater power, sprays ur paint further.

its your choice.



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Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:54 pm 
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I think someone should note the skill & experience element in here too.

I have 2 spray guns I used, one was a Start gravity feed high-pressure gun, the other was a devilbiss HVLP gun.

There's also a lot to consider with nozel sizes, which depends on what your spraying. By this I mean, you need to consider how thick your stuff is, eg. primer/base coat is usually a bit thicker than your top coat, and thats why I got the 2 guns, I think one was a 1.7mm and one was a 1.4mm.

I only sprayed 3 cars before conceeding that there is also a skill element involved, you need to be careful about mixing the paint, and about your arm action to get good even coverage etc.

You also need to consider your environment, I just sprayed in my garage, but it was really hard to seal it up from dust blowing through the gaps etc. and you also need to consider the weather to a degree, on hotter days (eg summer) the paint will dry quicker and this means you need to be really well prepared before you pull the trigger.

I guess there's books and lots of internet sites that explain all of this stuff. But when it came to spraying metalic paint on my EL, I just took it to the pro's. Who had not just:
A) the right Gun
B) the right compressor
C) all the accessories like air-moisture separators D) had the environment eg. Space & Spray Booth etc
E) equipment to prep the car (eg Sanders/polishers)

But for me, the hidden element here is EXPERIENCE, they've done it all before, they know what to do, how to handle things etc.

I cant see how beginer could save money doing it themselves, I did 3 cars worth, and dont think I saved much at all! :)

... But I dont want to be all negative here, I DID have alot of fun, made a heck of a mess, and learnt a little bit about the art of spray painting.

PS. If anyone wants a couple of spay guns, let me know!
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