enough to paint ? please check my list

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  1. kicking

    kicking New Member

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    The list--pictures--- 1.Compressor -- 2. Spray gun ,,,, pic 1. Specs- Compressor pic 2. Specs . spray gun .... Compressor
    2 HP motor
    Automatic shutoff
    Twin horizontal tanks
    Anti-vibration rubber feet
    120 volts, 16 amps
    60 Hz
    3400 RPM
    115 PSI max working pressure
    Air delivery: 4.4 CFM at 90 PSI, 5.8 CFM at 40 PSI
    Air outlet: 1/4"-18 NPT
    Overall dimensions: 15-1/4" L x 15-3/4" W x 17-3/4" H


    2. Specs- Spay gun Detail Spray Gunfinishes. Internal mix design with air flow adjustment screw.
    Fine spray adjustment
    One quart siphon cup with chrome finish for a professional look
    Internal mix spray gun
    Reinforced base, cam lock closure
    All metal construction
    For detail work
    Operating pressure: 50 PSI
    Air consumption: 12 CFM (stated), 1.5 CFM @ 30 PSI suggested
    Nozzle size: 1.7 mm
    1 quart paint capacity
    Air inlet: 1/4'' - 18 NPS
     

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  2. ruppster

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    You'll need a air hose, pressure regulator/ water separator, wax and film remover, and a automotive quality tack cloth. The gun has a nozzle on the larger side which is good for heavier paints and primer but too big for real automotive paint. Check into a touch up gun they're cheap and usually have finer tips. I use a inline filter that screws onto the air inlet of the gun that you can get for a few bucks at a good auto parts store that sells paint.If your going to use automotive paint don't be afraid to ask the paint guy questions and get instruction sheets from them.You forgot the most important tool...the respirator mask! Not a dust mask especially if your spraying real automotive paint. Some of that stuff is bad ass don't play around! Some products are so harmful they require a remote air pump and full face mask and they will cause serious permanent health problems. Here's another tip, if your only doing a bike or two you can have automotive paint mixed in spray bombs or you can get a prevail set up.In fact unless you plan on doing a lot of painting the prevail system would be the cheapest way to do a paint job. Another cheap way to great results is Dupli-color spray paint or buy it by the gallon. The downside to the Dupli-color paint is it comes in limited colors and it scratches kind of easy but it looks great if you prep the surfaces properly. Prep work is 95% of a paint job.
     
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    i thought the Compressor i pictured here would be eno

    i thought the Compressor i pictured here would be enough , i might go to sherwin williams to talk to some one with knowlege of such . i was just thinking if i put my shop together why not get something that can do larger jobs such as , painting a car , or house , i had an paint gun (no names mentioned) that all it done was splater and buzzed enough to drive ya nuts! didnt think about an regulator ., looks like i will need to talk to some one there at sherwin williams ,, they usaly hire people with knowlege of such thanks. P.S. I wish those guys at the locaL BODY SHOP WOULD WEAR THE RIGHT RESPARATOR s
     
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    If your going to do that amount of painting then you'll need a much bigger compressor than that. I don't know where you live but Sherwin Williams on the east coast only does house paints. I know out west they also carry automotive paint, they're different animals.
     
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    You can NEVER have too big of a compressor in my opinion.
     
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    Hope you have some cool neighbors cause that paint smell can carry.

    I used to do alot of surboard repair. Resin smell carries too. Fire Department showed up and I was shut right down....
     
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    If you're planning on buying a complete setup look into HVLP systems. A friend got one cheap from a pawn shop and it does a real nice job of laying down paint.
     
  8. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Custom MB Buiilder

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    You have 30lbs & 50lbs, look at the numbers. (c) Thats for low volume, high pressure. It will "spurt" that's about it. I have painted a bike with an air brush. Takes a while tho. Work with what Ya' got :)
     
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    i can do an bike with an airbrush but i was looking at t

    the new stuff that is out since i was painting has changed , I was looking at this but it still needs an Compressor, the world of painting is changing , i remember back in the day when all the dump trucks were geting > i think it was called > enron paint jobs > it was just about bullit proof and stood up to the tar and gravels like nothing else , everybody wanted the paint on their cars. you can bet i live way back in the woods my nearest neighbors are over five miles away , what i dont understand is some of the body shops i have been in , the people dont even wear an cloth mask. I know better than that. I need work bad but i would not work for these people, I would not only wear an respirator , but I would wear an tyevec suit
     

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    I painted the racecar in my avitar with a Mikita compresser about like one you showed, used a harbor frieght touchup gun, the siphon style is my fav, I got a gravity feed one, but prefere the siphon. plus they put em on sale for like 10 bucks, so I had 3 or 4 of em, kept primer sittin in one, uncatalyzed green in one to fix bash damage, one I always washed out for the catalyzed paint. At 10 bucks if they gummed up where I couldnt clean em, I'd toss it in the parts box n get another. If your short on $ go for the HF comp n gun, when ya can get good comp do it, lil comp always handy to have around
     

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