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I want to learn to just paint small items at first not like a car that is perfect so what is the best way to learn? I know I need a gun but which one (want to try a Harbor Freight first),I have a 5 hp 60 gal IR compressor so what else might I need to start? Also any tips you guys can give? I would like to be able to paint trim pieces,firewall,inner fenders etc like that to start out and learn from there. Brandon
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My first job was last week(primer)! I'm old and give out and enjoyed it very much.
Started on the bottom and in a few moments flet like I was on Overhaulin, HA HA!!!!
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what gun did you use? any tips to starting?
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From the looks of that trans tunnel I'd say he used a shot gun! 8^)
To get good results painting , I always spray a dust coat first and let it dry. Then your surface has some "teeth" to hold the next heavy coat of paint and resists running or fish eyeing.
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what gun did you use? any tips to starting?
Looks like a 12 gauge in the shifter area...

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what gun did you use? any tips to starting?
Looks like a 12 gauge in the shifter area...

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I told you guys I need a hump for a "69 console automatic..... however this post is for us newbys to gain knowledge about painting even if it is a painted turd. haha

I did purchase from Harbor Freight 1.4 gravity feed cheapo gun you see in the picture. I also was told to do the light spray first, followed by two good coats. Keep the gun moving and don't try to get it covered all on the first try. More coats are better than runs.
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It is all good, I am not bashing you! I just want to learn to paint a little. Brandon
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I'm with you Brandon, I thought the comments were funny(haha, not mean) and I always like to hear the PRO and CON side of a conversation. It would be a boring world if everyone had the same mindset as everyone else and no new things were attempted. This is a GOOD place to learn because you get comments from the OLD and WISE as well as the young and innovative. Its nice to not have to re-invent the wheel sometimes. My 2 cents worth.
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Spend the money on a good gun. It will help you out lots. I got a FinishLine III gun and it's ok. ALso, get a primer gun. You can always start with the HF for primer, then get a good base or clear gun. You want to pay attention to the CFM rating to with that compressor. The cheapo guns seem to use a lot more than the good guns out there.

Check the ratings and then go from there within your budget.

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I told you guys I need a hump for a "69 console automatic.....
I think I might have part of one....

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Spend the money on a good gun. It will help you out lots. I got a FinishLine III gun and it's ok. ALso, get a primer gun. You can always start with the HF for primer, then get a good base or clear gun. You want to pay attention to the CFM rating to with that compressor. The cheapo guns seem to use a lot more than the good guns out there.

Check the ratings and then go from there within your budget.
I agree 100 0/0. BUT I'm not going to attempt to do the body work or the paint. If it was a car or truck that had no value I might play around with it for fun and a laugh. I'm choosing to let a pro do my work. Some things are better to pay for than to be dis-a-point-edddd.... later.
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If you can't find what you need, check some of your local heating and a/c shops that do metal ducts...a good sheet metal man should be able to shear and roll form a piece of metal for you with those measurements, only thing lacking is how tall is it overall..make it a bit oversize then grind to fit....good luck
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I buy stuff from Harbor Freight all the time but to keep from getting burned, I never buy anything from them with more than one moving part. Spend your money wisely and buy a good quality spray gun. The DeVilbiss Finish Line 3 is a good entry level gun. That way you know the gun will work properly which is essential for someone learning to paint. There are enough ways to screw up a paint job without trying to work with questionable equipment.

BTW, I bought a tie rod separator from HF on the way home from work today and it worked just fine (0 moving parts, one if you include the hammer to whack it).

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