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I'm thinking about purchasing a paint gun and I'm a little confused as to what might work. My compressor is spec'd at 8.6 cfm @40psi , 6.4cfm @ 90psi so I know I have some limits there. I also am not planning on any serious painting, mainly small touchups and maybe wood finishes - polyurthane, etc. I'm seeing smaller 'touch-up' guns and was wondering if they are only guns with smaller cups, or are there other differences? Do I need a filter/dryer or a dedicated hose (clean)? What about gravity feed vs. suction guns? I'm not wanting to spend big bucks, but would like to move up from rattle can technology.
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Check out www.eastwood.com they ususlly a finishline 2 gun set for around $100. It would include a touch up gun and a larger gun. For just some basic touch up you can probly get away with a basic disposable inline filter, and an adjustable regulator to attach right to the gun.
 

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For your needs you can go with campbell hausfield, ingersoll rand,husky and many others. Most of their guns require approximately [email protected] Harbor freight has several as well that work(i use them for primer to avoid ruining a good gun). With that compressor you'll be hard pressed to spray for more than a minute or 2 non stop. There ia absolutely no need to spend $500 on a sata for your needs. The inline filter is definitely the way to go for you. The touch up guns generally have a smaller needle/seat size. For your needs you want a 1.4 or 1.5.
 

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Thanks guys for the info. I've got a Harbor Freight just down the street, so I'll check them out. I might try Eastwood for a "next" gun if I get to that point.
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The HF guns are air hogs, you wont get much of anything done with those guns.
I think the best bet would try and see if you find a Sharpe platinum gun. They stopped making it a few years ago, but still can be found. That gun ran on 6cfm. You wont find guns that will run on your numbers other then the platinum.

I also think the inline filter will hurt you as they restrict your airflow
 

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Hey Sevt-chevelle,
I noticed in your signature that you are working on How To videos. Cool! I have an audio production company that does all sorts of sound track work for broadcast and corporate video... if you need a pro narrator or sound mixing, let me know. I've been trying to find a way to get my car hobby and audio post business hooked up.
I'll also check for those Sharpe guns - thanks!
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For your needs you can go with campbell hausfield, ingersoll rand,husky and many others. Most of their guns require approximately [email protected] Harbor freight has several as well that work(i use them for primer to avoid ruining a good gun). With that compressor you'll be hard pressed to spray for more than a minute or 2 non stop. There ia absolutely no need to spend $500 on a sata for your needs. The inline filter is definitely the way to go for you. The touch up guns generally have a smaller needle/seat size. For your needs you want a 1.4 or 1.5.
I completely agree, for your needs a lower cost gun from Lowes or Home Depot is what you need. I've been using one from Lowes for my general purpose painting. It's a Kobalt smaller gun, silver in color with blue trim, 1.3 tip (i think) and has a gravity feed cup that mounts to the side of the gun rather then the top (allows more angles). It works great for spraying Epoxy Primer, Polyurethanes, ecetera. I have even done touch-ups on my 02' pick-up with metallic silver base and clear and it turned out great. All out of this little cheap gun.

Anyways, I think a Sharpe Platinum is way overkill (although it is a nice gun) for what your wanting unless you want to start painting cars for a living...
 

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Look on ebay for the LV Platinum, I sold two on there not to long ago, both only used twice, one for $125 and the other for I think $150, YOu will pay almost that for a home depot gun and if you decide to sell it later you will get something for the sharpe. IMHO
 
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