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New Paint Gun advice needed

Discussion in 'Covering and Painting' started by Truckracer, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. WMcNabb

    WMcNabb 100cc

    TN, USA
    Thanks for the recommendation!

    Ordered one of these yesterday.
  2. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    I have an Iwata that I love but this looks great.
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  3. witchfingers

    witchfingers 70cc twin V2

    The main problem with the accuspray guns is that ultimately it is a throw away gun. It would be great for the occasional hobbyist but I hate them in the automotive industry. After 6 months of use,the metal insert in the handle that your air coupler threads into, loosens up in the plastic body and hisses. Alot of money for a plastic gun. Sata or Iwata with the PPS cup adapter will work forever. You can probably get a used Sata 2000 for cheap.
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  4. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    I have a Sata NR2000 at my body shop that I've been using for 17 years. It refuses to die, and I refuse to spend $800+ replacing a gun that still works great.

    I'm not a fan of anything 3M after 37+ years in the body shop business. The 3M plan is to make a product, (it makes no difference what), get people used to it, then let the quality fall off until its nearly unusable, then come out with a new and improved version for more money that in reality is the original product with a much higher price. The sandpaper and tape I used in the 70's was better than what they sell now after many "improvements".
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  5. I have a Fuji HVLP system and I love it. It's probably more woodworking focused system, but it does a fantastice job with automotive paints and is incredibly easy to use, and is a full system rather than just a gun.


    I have the Mini-Mite 4 system.
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  6. witchfingers

    witchfingers 70cc twin V2

    Ditto on the sandpaper. The Cubitron is a ripoff. I do, however have the 3m/Graco spraygun they made in 2005. It atomizes as good as the Sata 3000 but is slow.
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  7. witchfingers

    witchfingers 70cc twin V2

    No matter what you decide to get, if you do a lot of base/clear work, have a dedicated clear gun that is only used for that. If you don't paint but maybe 3 times a year then the Accuspray will be fine.
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  8. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    I did not know that.
  9. Terryscustom

    Terryscustom 640cc Uber Pimp

    Well, you buy the right tool for the job. For hobby use painting airplane parts and misc parts the accuspray does awesome for clear. When it wears out I demote it to primer and buy a new one for clear.

    Example, I use a $700 miter saw at my business because it makes me money every day. I also have two table saws that were $1800 each that I use every single day. Does not mean that someone that will use one a few times per year needs to spend that much when they could spend 15% of that price and do just fine.

    For a good quality "plastic" gun that uses a new cap and a perfect needle every time or few times you use it......it works amazing.
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  10. Terryscustom

    Terryscustom 640cc Uber Pimp

    base does not require a large gun for hobby use, take a look at the 1.0 and 2.0 tip touch-up HVLP guns. I've found that my 2.0 has become my favorite for base.

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