If you haven't bought automotive paint in the last decade or two
you're in for a shock. They're going to make the price of a new hvlp
gun look reasonable, especially if it will help you save a significant
proportion of the paint cost.
If you care about rust resistance you are going to want a layer of
epoxy primer under the top coats. Top coat will probably be a single
stage acrylic enamel because you don't want to be working with
hardened urethane paints that require an air supply (and hood) for you
as well as one for the gun. A good respirator will keep you alive
while spraying epoxy and the enamel. It won't protect your lungs from
Have fun painting.
On Sun, 3 May 2020 12:54:12 -0400, you wrote:
>Ok, so "Sandford" by big work truck is currently undergoing some major
>body work and will be getting new paint. Both myself and my buddy haven't
>painted a car since the late 80's.
>I see there are many different type of sprayers out there for automotive
>There are the traditional sprayers with the can under the gun (and what I
>already have and used in the 80s.)
>Then there are HVLP sprayers with the cups on top.
>I also noticed these types seem to be the new norm...
>So, here are my requirements. I am painting this truck, which is a work
>truck and does NOT need an awesome finish. I also don't mind buying new
>So, do I spring for the 'pro' model HF? I will most likely not be
>painting another car for a decade (maybe) so I don't think I need to get
>into real pro brands and pay top dollar. But I may paint here and there,
>NEVER for show, just for work stuff.
>Or, do I paint with the old style I already have?
>What is the advantages? Is there any learning curve?
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