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i am asking and yes when i get in i form offshore i will do my own leg work and locate a paint and body shop and ask a lot of questions

opinions are like A$$ holes everyone has one and i am asking your opinion only if you have painted a car and know the good and bad.

i know i need a oil-less compressor and a filter system. i am in Houston area. i have a 72 hood i can practice on

what SATA gun would one get - i know there are a bunch of models
i will paint Trouble (67) my self - my 72 is in jail now and Caramel (72) will be a garage queen

i have googled SATA - range from 200 to 1200 dollars

syphon type? i am thinking gravity type?
DA air sander is a yes

which auto paint gun from SATA?

i am new to resto-mods - heck why not do paint too.

i know Orielys has them going to ask my 72 painter my son is going to paint his plane he is building, he is asking them. son also has a 67 Camaro needing paint

i am asking you folks
 

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Sata is spendy and overrated if you speak to someone that's unbiased and knows their stuff. Just repeating what I've heard with the Sata, never used one. The Iwata LPH400 is a good value and a very good gun, that's what I use. Lots of great reviews all over utube, try the "gundoctor".
 

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I used a very inexpensive 24 buck Ebay gun to spray two coats of primer on my 70 El Camino - my first ever use of an automotive paint gun . And later, I sprayed some chassis black paint onto the firewall. Turned out well even though I got my mixing ratios a little wrong on the primer - fortunately, a recoverable error.

From the limited experience that I gained from this one and only paint gun, I'd say the cheap paint guns don't like to be disassembled very much for a thorough cleaning. The metal in the threads surrounding the flow control knob are simply falling apart - very poor quality metal in the body of the gun.

Rick
 

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Many many thank you's
i am not dead set on SATA - it's like John Deere - paying for the name - after i was digesting that on internet.
My list: Iwata, Devilbiss, Tekna or Sharpe gun - gravity fed
that's all i need - thank you - i will take it from here when i get in.

have a blessed up coming weekend to all
 

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Back in the 80's I painted a dozen or so cars, bought a Sharpe one returned it for my money back, didn't atomize paint well at all. Binks I had very good results with. Things have changed since then not sure if Binks is the same quality as it used to be. I still have several old Binks guns (all siphon type) that I use from time to time, still work perfect I think keeping them clean is key. JMHO
 

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i used to use a devilbiss,then went to a binks no.7 i bought it back in the 80's and still use it for primer,back in the 90's i picked up an accu-spray no.10,it still lays down paint like the day i bought it,last i heard they got bought out by 3M.
 

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Sata 5500rp. Great gun for base and clear. Seems to me you get what you pay for. I have an old blinks and multiple devilbiss guns which I use for primers. When it comes to base coat and clear coat there is a clear difference to me. My sata is amazing....
 

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I just bought and used a Sharpe Finex to spray epoxy primer and single stage on my landcruiser. I am very pleased with the gun. I’m by no stretch a painter but the gun was definitely not holding ME back. I’ve painted half a dozen cars and bikes and always used real cheap guns and this was a huge step up. I know there are better guns out there but for cost and the amount of times I’ll use it I am satisfied.
 

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after asking lots of questions - ordering the Devilbiss starting line HVLP gravity spray gun - its 2 guns, 2 canisters in a case
and Graco sharpe air filter system - i know i need a oil less compressor - deal with that when i get back on terra-firma

my dad uses the above mentioned system - he's a gear head or was before age very meticulous

if i have to go with SATA at later date so be it - that is if i am getting better at painting and body work

i have a 72 hood (from my garage to be queen) to practice on

many many thank yous

have a blessed weekend

thru practice i will know the amazing difference between guns - now i am clueless

fixing to be un-clueless over the summer
 

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Iwata Airgunza , comes with 3 different tip sizes 1.3-1.4-1.5 and a very durable gun for the money 250.00 on Amazon . Now Sata is hands down the most durable gun out there , but if your not a professional by trade ( like I was for 25+ years ) it’s a waist of money..There’s a new 3m composite gun that just came out that some of my pickiest customers say sprays better than there Satas or Iwatas and that’s around 370.00.......hope this helps
 

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Go to Hobby Lobby and buy some water based artsy crafts cheap water-based bottled paint. Thin it down with water and practice with that on some cardboard.

Stand the cardboard "vehicle" upright to get used to painting a vertical surface.

Change the gun settings around to see how that changes the spray pattern.

Notice what happens if your line pressure drops while painting.

Play with the flow control knob. Generally get used to whatever gun you buy.

Then clean your gun and let the parts dry before reassembly.

Have some fun. This paint is cheap. The next paint you buy won't be.

Rick

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after asking lots of questions - ordering the Devilbiss starting line HVLP gravity spray gun - its 2 guns, 2 canisters in a case
and Graco sharpe air filter system - i know i need a oil less compressor - deal with that when i get back on terra-firma

my dad uses the above mentioned system - he's a gear head or was before age very meticulous

if i have to go with SATA at later date so be it - that is if i am getting better at painting and body work

i have a 72 hood (from my garage to be queen) to practice on

many many thank yous

have a blessed weekend

thru practice i will know the amazing difference between guns - now i am clueless

fixing to be un-clueless over the summer
Back to the compressor. You need a good filter system. Not oilless lubrication. Some oil will get by but a good filter system will catch it and is needed anyway


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If you don't have an air compressor capable of producing the required CFM needed to run a paint gun it won't matter what brand or how much you spent.....that's a fact!

I prefer the RP line of sata. The RP stands for reduced pressure, they are a hybrid of sorts of a traditional and hvlp. They don't consume the CFM that hvlp use and the user typically can run them faster.
 
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