View Full Version : Shooting bigger parts w/a SRiW
04-11-2006, 10:30 PM
I'm getting ready to shoot the sill panel covers and was going to use my SRiW spot gun (the covers are 4'.5" to 5' long and about 10" wide at the widest point)
I'm thinking my regular gun might be better suited for this job both because of the amount of material I can use in the larger cup and a wider fan.
Has anyone here used their SRiW for anything besides spotting/jambs/or other small parts.
I have about 15 guns right now and I use the SRIw to shoot almost everything that is one panel or smaller. It works great, uses very little material and produces excellent results. The only problem I've had with it is that it can produce results that are much smoother than factory and I need to polish the surrounding panels to make the texture match. I've now use my older SRI and my Mini Jet mostly for small primer spots and use this SRIw for spraying topcoats.
I painted this BMW quarter using the SRIw and found that my blends under the molding (in front of the wheel) and on the rear bumper were perfect and the rest only needed polishing only to knock down some of the gloss and a few dust nibs.
04-12-2006, 01:33 AM
The only problem I've had with it is that it can produce results that are much smoother than factory and I need to polish the surrounding panels to make the texture match....
That panel came out looking sweet :)
Thanks Len, that's the info I was looking for. As a matter of fact that's one of the reason's I wanted to use it on these parts for my Audi is it did lay the Clear flat for me last time. So well in fact that I didn't even bother sanding the part afterward.
I didn't get cups and liners for my Sharpe Platinum from you last time and I used standard gray primer and my Chromabase calls for Value Shade 7 (VS7) which is a Dark grey. Bottom line is it took several coats to achive full coverage so my concern was that the 6 oz cups would be too small.
To solve that I went to Home Depot and got some empty pint paint cans and lids. I'll use plastic mixing cups (like you sell) to measure out about 16 oz RTS) of each into the can's and mix well. Then fill the PPS cups from the can as needed during the job.
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