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HVLP spray gun + accessories - need help

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by Faramire, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. Faramire

    Faramire Member

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    Hi All,

    I will be trying my hand at painting my wifes 04 civic front bumper, and hood.

    I've done body work before, I can patch up everything, prime, and wetsand... but i've never did the base coat or clear coat using an hvlp gun.

    I see gun sets like this: HVLP Spray Gun Kit

    And my father in law has a compressor... but What else do I need?

    I am pretty sure I need some sort of hose to match the 1/4" inlet on the gun , and a pressure gauge... but even then, I am not really sure what I am looking for when looking for a hose or pressure gauge.

    Can someone help me out ? I would like to spend less than $100 on the gun + hose + gauge and whatever else I need, excluding the actual compressor, and paint.

    Any help is appreciated - thanks!
     
  2. chestercheeto48

    chestercheeto48 Senior Member VIP

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    We use that gun in my metals and woods classes for the students projects. I have shot primer, paint and various finishes through it with some decent result but I have never tried it on a vehicle. They are great guns for the money and for what I use them for.
     
  3. Faramire

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    It has nice reviews, only con being tip is on too tight to remove it :p but running thinner thru it should be fine, eh. :p

    Any advice as to what other accessories i am going to need as mentioned in the thread?

    Or just gun, hose, gauge, and thats it?
     
  4. Jeef

    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    Make sure your compressor can keep up with the gun.
     
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