View Full Version : Spray gun advise
12-27-2005, 09:20 AM
I am looking to purchase a new spray gun to complete the restoration of my car. The last time I have painted was about 12 years ago and I used my Sharpe 500 to spray Centari.
I was considering purchasing one of the following, FL3, Durablock 7003, or the GFG 670 Plus. I would like a gun that can spay primer,high build primer, ss and BC/CC. I dont need a top of the line gun but I donot want to skimp out either. I am not a painter but I do want a good paint job and I want to be able to say I restored the car myself. Any recomendations you guys can give based on your experience would definately help me.
My compressor puts 11 CFM @ 90psi.
Of the guns you listed the DeVilbiss GFG670-G Plus guns is the best and can be used for all the products you want to spray except the "high build primer". The Plus atomizes very well, can be used with cup liners, comes with several fluid tips and is well know for it's ability to lay down a smooth coat of paint.
The Dura-Block 7003 is also an excellent gun for the price and, during the next month, is being shipped with two fluid tips that will spray all the products you mention except "high build primer".
The Finishline III is a good gun but it's the old "you get what you pay for" thing.
Any of these guns can be used with a variety of fluid tips that allow you to spray just about any automotive product including high build primer. If you are just spraying the normal filler primer you can probably use the tip(s) that come with the guns but "high build" material usually demands a larger tip that doesn't come with the gun and needs to be purchased separately. We sell any parts you may need for these guns.
DeVilbiss GFG670G "Plus" Spray Gun Link (http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=1D)
Dennis N. Schmidt
12-27-2005, 09:53 PM
Actually the Plus is too good of a gun to spray surfacer with. Oddly, I have found that even with the correctly sized tip a finish gun does not do as good of a job with surfacer as a cheaper, less atomizing gun. For example I have a 1.7 tip for my Nr2000 and it doesn't shoot primer nearly as well as my KLC with a similar sized tip as it over atomizes surfacer. You're much better off buying a cheap DuraBlock primer gun (I know Len likes this one) or an ASTRO DX 1.7 or 1.9 (which is what I use) than trying to spray primer through the PLUS and not because it will hurt the PLUS in any way. In fact these cheap guns simply do a better job of shooting surfacer. Seems that the best guns should shoot primer/surfacer the best but that isn't true.
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