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  1. Thread: AirCat electric DA

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    Ok I just got a really good deal from the...

    Ok I just got a really good deal from the AirVantage warehouse, They told me that I can sell the new Series 2 Electric Sanders (pictured above) for $290 plus shipping. If you're interested give me a...
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    The link I posted previously gave the fluid rate...

    The link I posted previously gave the fluid rate along with a long list of other specifications. Look up the specific gun then click on Tech Info.
  3. Thread: AirCat electric DA

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    I'm not familiar with Aircat, we sell AirVantage...

    I'm not familiar with Aircat, we sell AirVantage sanders and their "2nd Generation electric sander goes for $390.

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    Everything I've found is located on their web...

    Everything I've found is located on their web site located HERE.
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    However I agree that the speed of a gun is...

    However I agree that the speed of a gun is important and the Sagola 4500 was slower than their newer 4600.
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    If I had a business if spraying large objects...

    If I had a business if spraying large objects like firetrucks or airplanes then the flow rate would be good info in determining what gun setup would save me the most material cost. However I don't...
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    So the "flow rate" means very little if it can...

    So the "flow rate" means very little if it can vary with all of the paint products.

    To tell the truth I watch the surface that I'm painting and adjust my technique or gun accordingly, I've never...
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    Another Flow Rate Question

    So you have a Sata that posts a certain flow rate, doesn't that flow rate change with every different material that you spray? Doesn't the viscosity of the material also become an important variable?
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    If the door wasn't previously damaged you should...

    If the door wasn't previously damaged you should be able to adjust the pin on the pillar so that the door travels in further. However if the door has been hit and won't line up properly this job...
  10. Thread: turbine painting

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    I've painted a half dozen cars most come good but...

    I've painted a half dozen cars most come good but they do take sanding and polishing. I also found that the quality of the gun makes a BIG difference with a turbine, you either get some orange peel...
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    I called a large local jobber who told me that...

    I called a large local jobber who told me that Global is a popular brand of booth but the price will vary according to the quality of the booth. Cross draft below.

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    What no bugs?

    Like I frequently say wet sanding and polishing are the most difficult part of a paint job. That hood looks great.
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    I'll ask one of our old time suppliers in this...

    I'll ask one of our old time suppliers in this area to hear what they have to say then I'll post it.
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    After looking for the information I found that...

    After looking for the information I found that Sagola publishes the flow rate for their guns under "Technical Info". The 3300 GTO gun says "Average paint output flow (nozzle 1.4 mm. 20) GTO HVLP...
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    Yep, I never choke it down, I'll use a smaller...

    Yep, I never choke it down, I'll use a smaller fluid tip or a smaller gun.
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    Yes, please post flow rates. I normally run my...

    Yes, please post flow rates. I normally run my guns wide open without choking them down and I judge my guns by the finish that they produce.
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    OK so what flow rate do you like for the PPG...

    OK so what flow rate do you like for the PPG clear that you spray and is that information available for guns other than Sata guns?
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    If you're not happy with the "flow rate" can't...

    If you're not happy with the "flow rate" can't you just increase the tip size to increase the flow?
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    I've used high flow fittings and non high flow...

    I've used high flow fittings and non high flow fittings with my Sata, Devilbiss, Sagola and other guns and couldn't see any difference. What difference do you see?

    I set the inlet pressure at...
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    I have a very frugal friend who told me that the...

    I have a very frugal friend who told me that the only thing he buys from HF are things with "no moving parts", he learned the hard way.
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    If I were going to install a booth I'd probably...

    If I were going to install a booth I'd probably go with a down draft because they produce the best results. However I don't have any recommendations for which ones are best. As with most tools and...
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    Which Sagola gun with which fluid tip and air cap...

    Which Sagola gun with which fluid tip and air cap did you use? The Sagola guns that I use are the best guns I've ever used (50+ years) but I haven't used the newest Sata guns yet and they are a lot...
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    Good Luck with that, I've never seen a "good"...

    Good Luck with that, I've never seen a "good" clear gun under $300. If you want a really good clear gun check out the Sagola 4600 linked below. But it is under $500.

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    Check out the 11040 and let me know how it...

    Check out the 11040 and let me know how it compares. The 11048 cuts 2500 scratches out fast.
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    We were using Presta, 3M, Mequires and others...

    We were using Presta, 3M, Mequires and others until we tried Wizards Mystic Cut 11048 and we were so happy with it that we haven't used anything else since. I don't remember using the 11040 and I...
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    Ron you should try the Wizard's Mystic Cut we've...

    Ron you should try the Wizard's Mystic Cut we've use a lot of different products and the Mystic Cut is by far the best. It cuts fast and leaves almost NO swirls in the paint. I haven't tried...
  27. Be sure to check out the video in Henry's post...

    Be sure to check out the video in Henry's post #3, it should give you an idea of the color.
  28. I've been using quite a bit of Glamour Clear on...

    I've been using quite a bit of Glamour Clear on jobs and haven't seen any problems but I haven't used SPI clear so I can't compare the two.
  29. We use several local suppliers because most...

    We use several local suppliers because most online suppliers don't ship mixed colors and we usually want the paint within 24 hours.
  30. Thread: Clear over artwork

    by Len
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    I've never applied clear over OneShot so all I...

    I've never applied clear over OneShot so all I can say is to do a test before applying anything on top. It would pay to get a little one shot apply it to a small surface and allow it to dry well...
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    We normally use grease and wax remover just...

    We normally use grease and wax remover just because it's not as dangerous around paint. But acetone is faster and no problem if there's no paint close by.
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    Huh? I have no idea what you are talking about....

    Huh? I have no idea what you are talking about. They must be items sold outside the US.
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    I've only use it in areas that i've welded and...

    I've only use it in areas that i've welded and it's worked well. I normally scuff it and apply epoxy primer on top after welding.
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    Yes, that's where I have it, it works great. ...

    Yes, that's where I have it, it works great. Before I had it I would sometimes jack up a car and put stands under it but now everything goes on the lift.
  35. Thread: Fans

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    It all depends on the density of the overspray...

    It all depends on the density of the overspray and the percentage of solvent in the air. If you're only spraying a short time or using spraying equipment that doesn't produce much overspray then...
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    I'm getting older and investing in a scissor lift...

    I'm getting older and investing in a scissor lift a while ago made working on cars a lot easier.
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    You have two of the most important things in...

    You have two of the most important things in producing a good paint job.... HEIGHT AND LIGHT. :thumb:
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    In the first pictures it appears that the waves...

    In the first pictures it appears that the waves are vertical, are you spraying up and down? What kind of gun are you using and how many coats of clear?
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    Recoat time can vary depending on the...

    Recoat time can vary depending on the temperature. If it's warm I'd recommend applying your topcoat in the shorter period (15 hrs) no sealer needed.
  40. Thread: opinions

    by Len
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    When shooting white or many solid light colors it...

    When shooting white or many solid light colors it will make almost NO difference if you top coat it with clear. If the vehicle is going to spend most of it's existence outdoors then the clear may...
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