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    Hey all,

    This is for all you hard core finish guys (Dino, for example).

    I am sorry if this has been posted already. Please forgive if repetitive.

    I'm looking for a spray gun that requires the least amount of cfm (I don't have what you say would be a killer compressor). I'd like to use it for guitars, but yet have a it be capable of also paing smaller auto parts (like a body panel at a time - like a bumper). The reason I ask this is I have 2 projects I'm in the middle of, plus I need to repaint the bumper on one of my cars. I'm looking for something small, but some of the mini's I've seen still require a large amount of cfm (I'm talking hvlp here).

    And of course, I don't want to spend a mint.

    Any help would be grealy appreciated.

    Thanks.

    Coke

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    Giving the ratings for your compressor would definitely be a big help. That said, modern gravity guns don't require the CFM that older suction guns do and waste far less material when spraying. Sticking with a name brand like DeVilbiss will go a long way...buying a gun that is also waterborne paint compatible would be a plus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalenRules View Post
    Giving the ratings for your compressor would definitely be a big help. That said, modern gravity guns don't require the CFM that older suction guns do and waste far less material when spraying. Sticking with a name brand like DeVilbiss will go a long way...buying a gun that is also waterborne paint compatible would be a plus.

    +1 ... Compressor ratings would be a big help.

    I've used cheap guns in the past (eBay, Harbor Freight, etc..) with decent results.
    Only problem is ... these guns never last very long.
    They're poorly made of cheap metals, seals, etc., and I think the cleaning solvents eventually deteriorate them and cause them to leak and/or bind up.
    I consider them "throw-away" guns ... use em once and throw em away.

    I've been using DeVilbiss for a few years now and have had no problems at all.
    They're not overly expensive and they're very well made.
    I'd suggest buying at least two guns ... one for basecoats and one for clearcoat. I have a few guns that are specifically dedicated to primers, basecoats, and clears. This not only helps prevent cross-contamination, but the primers, basecoats, and clears I use all require different size nozzels, so having dedicated guns just makes sense.

    Eastwood Co. usually has pretty good deals on guns ...
    http://www.eastwoodco.com/shopping/p...roductID=15988

    I also suggest using a pressure gauge on your guns.
    And most importantly ... use a respirator (not a mask!), avoid skin contact, and paint in a safe, well ventilated area.

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    Yep, the DeVilbiss stuff is built like a tank. I still have 2 suction guns (one for clear, one for base) from the 1980's and aside from some self induced trama, they've never missed a beat. Binks used to make some very good stuff (their Model 7 is nearly legendary), but I've heard nothing either postive or negative about them as of late.
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