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Old 08-25-2005, 07:45 PM   #1
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Paint Gun Tips??

Had my first experience with an automotive paint gun this evening. It went alright, but I think it could have gone alot better and quicker.

Wanting to get some tips from the pros or at least from people who have used one more than once. Mine kept clogging up and not spraying out sometimes. I would have to wipe the tip off then it would work for a little while longer. I don't think I ever got the fluid and pressure setting just right. It's a brand new Delivbiss (sp?) old style gun, not hlvp style.

Any help would be great before I actually spray the rest of my truck with primer and the color.



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How long did you mix the paint?
BTW get this right so you can spray my!
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It was just the primer, I shook the gallon can for 2 or 3 minutes. Stirred it up-put lid back on-shook can again for a minute or 2-repeated frist two steps again. Mixed it 4 to 1 like the directions said, I don't think it was too thick.

It came out pretty good, but I though it would go alot faster and easier. It may have been the small compressor I was using. I need to get a regulator for the big Scot has in his shop. It's like the one I have.

I dunno. I will get to pratice some more next week probably.



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what size tip are you using?what primer?is the gun a suction (canister on bottom)1.4 or 1.8. i would say 1.8 would be best imo.
i have 2 hvlp's finnex 1 is 1.4 paint and the is 1.8 primer and i shoot @ 29psi comming out of the gun
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It sounds like either the mixture was too thick or your gun settings are out of wack. If it's laquer primer, I mix 1:1 or 2:1, no thicker. I have a couple old canister guns hanging on the wall (one is much older than I am) that I will never touch again, thanks to my two gravity feed guns. (1 standard for primer and 1 HVLP for color) I'll dig up some links to help you with getting the proper settings. If you were a bit closer, I'd be more than happy to come over and lend a hand. I've been painting cars on the side for the last 15 years, so I have a little shadetree experience.
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Do you have a water seperator on it?
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Painting tips

Here's a few links that can answer most questions you might have. If anything, it makes for some good reading if you have the time.

I was trying to find the links over at Chevy Talk since they are a real family oriented place and I have alot of respect for those folks. However, most of the links have been deleted, so this is what I came up with:

Gun setup:

http://www.camaros.net/forum/ultimat...c;f=3;t=002548

Spray pattern:

http://members.aol.com/icantundersta...etpatterns.jpg

List of the "basics of basics":

http://www.camaros.net/cgi-bin/forum...3;t=005647;p=0
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George--It's a canister style gun, brand new. I have no idea what tip is on it. Whatever came with it from the factory. I bought the primer at carquest auto paint store. I will have to look to see what kind it is, it's in a green/yellow can. The directions on the can said mix 4 to 1 so I did.

Zach--I don't have a water seperator of any kind. I know I should have one, but it's not my compressor. I need to get a regulator and the water sperator before I spray again. Do you suppgest any particular kind? Of either??

Ryan--Appreciate the info and links. When I get time I will read through them. I bet they will clear up alot of my questions I have. Thanks for posting them.



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No problem. You really need a dryer when spraying. I use a dryer that I hook in line before the gun and hang it off my belt. It has a long leader hose to the gun, so you have full range of motion.
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No problem. You really need a dryer when spraying. I use a dryer that I hook in line before the gun and hang it off my belt. It has a long leader hose to the gun, so you have full range of motion.
Where did you pick that up at?



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small dryers for guns can be bought at all paint stores, goes on bottom of air feed to gun .work very well
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Like he said, you can get them at any pait supply. Mine is an older than dirt unit with metal casing, but I keep it well maintained. Knock on wood, it's never let me down.
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Those devilbiss are alright, just your basic gun. One other thing that nobody mentioned that really helps with primer and that style gun is to pour your paint through a strainer as it's going into the can...

the suction guns have an orifice the paint sprays through, and even though the mixture is right, they'll clog up...
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Those devilbiss are alright, just your basic gun. One other thing that nobody mentioned that really helps with primer and that style gun is to pour your paint through a strainer as it's going into the can...

the suction guns have an orifice the paint sprays through, and even though the mixture is right, they'll clog up...
That is another thing I didn't do and should have. Especially after reading the instructions on the gun! Doh!!



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