View Full Version : Len/ Painting 101
12-18-2005, 12:48 PM
Hey Len, got my copy of painting 101 and have watched now, well.... a couple hundred times already. I should have had it in my hands long ago as, things are not clear as mud anymore! I especially like it when I look through the autobodystore, and see things for what they are and do; knowledge is golden. I'am still up in the Hair on which gun I should get, and was wondering if it's OK to post to the members if they have a used gun laying around for BC/CC they would like to sell off? Better to ask first! Thanks Len.
12-18-2005, 01:41 PM
that I've seen is right here; give or take a couple dollars. Plus, and you can now call it the FL3*PLUS which is only available on this site. You get the FL3 and the PLUS is you get Len and all the members to tell you how to use the thing. That in itself equals PLUS anyday.
Dustin, I don't think you need to worry about a compliant gun at this point of your autobody career or hobby. Not unless you worked for a shop that demanded it. Besides, who talked you out of the FL3? Talk it up with the other members here and see if you should maybe also try the new DuraBlock gun. I've been on this board for 8 years and have seen Len obtain and test many if not all new guns. He dropped many very quickly due to lack of performance. But he has been using this new gun a lot and for a couple months has been bragging about it. That has me interested and I don't need another gun BUT always willing to try something new.
Welcome to this board and shop wisely. Guns do sort of look alike but they do NOT perform the same.
Your local stores do NOT offer a gun for good topcoats maybe other than acrylic enamel; Home Depot, Lowes, SEARS; so hold onto your money. Sort of like buying a good hammer from the DOLLAR STORE. Henry
12-18-2005, 04:06 PM
Thanks Henry, It was the paint supply person whom was pulling at me to go to another gun from the FL3. As I insisted I wanted a HVLP, he tried to sell me a Jap knock off of the FL3 which came in a case with a primer gun as well. Needless to say I did'nt buy it, nor, did I buy some of the things he was saying about paint and materials. Thanks to Lens DVD-101 I'am clearer on that matter. I was asking a while ago about the FL3 and one member commented to the effect of " why don't you buy it here and show your support to Len". After posting my thanks to Len for the Painting 101 DVD, and asking if I could look for a used gun on his site, I see :cool:? I was in error in doing so remembering what that person said to me; funny how some things hit you only after you do it. I will put up a post and ask the body for their imput on the guns available in the Autobodystore. Regards 2 U.
Purchasing a used gun can have as many cons as pros. Initially you may save money but if there's anything wrong with the gun it can cost you more to repair the gun (and the car that you spray with it) than it costs to purchase a couple of new guns. I recently had someone call to purchase a tip kit for a Sata which ended up pushing the price of the used gun purchase to the price of a new one. Just like purchasing a used car there's always a reason the person traded it in for another, you just hope that they are just looking to upgrade and not getting rid of a problem and passing it on to you.
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