View Full Version : SHould I really use that Harbor Freight gun?
07-05-2006, 12:33 PM
I know people that have, but should I really use that Harbor Freight gun?
I bought this gun http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=43430
a while back, for much cheaper. Now I am going to spray in less than a month (if all goes well) and I am thinking I should order a Devilbiss gun. I hate to mess up with expensive PPG paint because of a poor gun.
Thanks for the help
07-05-2006, 03:00 PM
What type of paint are you planning to use ? (urethane, acrylic enamel etc).
07-05-2006, 03:45 PM
I am using PPG Omni Acrylic Urethane
07-05-2006, 09:42 PM
You will not be happy with the results if you use that harbor freight gun to spray urethane topcoat paints. You will experience excessive orange peel and/or runs (usually both in the same paintjob). Those HF gravity feed hvlp guns are good for all primers, lacquer topcoat paints, acrylic enamel topcoat paints but the HF guns just can't atomize the urethane topcoat paints correctly. Those HF guns are a close copy of the original expensive German Sata NR92 spray gun (which did an equally crappy job with urethane topcoat paints). There are several different HVLP spray guns on the market that will do a decent job and cost between $80 - $150. If you're on a serious budget then get one of those spray guns and use the HF gun for primer.
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