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    Depends on whether you buy in America or Europe

    There are very limited quality clear guns for under $300 available in America due to EPA certification requirements. The best I can think of is the new orange Sagola 3300 which got a very good review...
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    This has gotten to the point of being beyond stupid

    OK, let's get back to basics

    The best possible transfer efficiency is 100%. This is achievable using a paint brush. Problem is that the finish is less than we, as automotive painters, desire. The...
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    OK, I'll jump in

    So we have some truth, some bullshit and some lies. Time for a reality check.

    Transfer efficiency matters and it doesn't matter if you're putting all of the paint onto the panel or you're not....
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    Very complicated question due to multiple...

    Very complicated question due to multiple variables.

    Can it be done: YES with a five stage turbine and an Accuspray 10 gun properly set up. This will produce a finish equal to a normal spray gun....
  5. With the increased use of aluminum this will...

    With the increased use of aluminum this will become standard industry practice as the days of spot welding and plug welding are ending. Tesla's are put together with self piercing rivets, pop rivets...
  6. You're Using too coarse of a belt

    Now I know what I'm about to say is counter-intuitive because what you're thinking is that the coarser the belt the faster the material removal so 36 grit should be the bomb, but, the reason you're...
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    This is Normal

    Matador changes to a lighter shade above 2500. Anyway to avoid your paranoia buy Starcke paper from Starcke. www.abrasiveresource.com is their Webpage. Their 747 platinum sandpaper is the bomb as...
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    These damn gaskets is what I have against...

    These damn gaskets is what I have against DeVilbiss and SATA guns. Iwata uses metal to metal sealing and are not prone to this problem. The same is true for Sagola which is also metal to metal seals.
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    You do realize that DeVilbiss specifies 15...

    You do realize that DeVilbiss specifies 15 foot-lb for the tightness of the fluid nozzle. This is not easily achieved with the crappy wrench they provide you with the gun. I have a torque wrench...
  10. My complaint with this otherwise excellent tool...

    My complaint with this otherwise excellent tool is the position of the battery. If it came straight out the back of the tool that would be fine. However, it slopes down and I can easily see it...
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    Rookie mistake, if your getting runs your...

    Rookie mistake, if your getting runs your pressure is too LOW. Crappy atomization leads to big paint droplets = too much paint = runs. Proper air pressure will cause more overspray (which is why...
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    Len, Denny Schmidt here, here's my opinion of Eagle

    They are Japanese and they make great stuff. The Kovax wet paper is great only beaten by Starcke's Matador which I feel is the best of the best. Their dry sanding system is the best there is period....
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    I would never use a Sharpie but I can see using a...

    I would never use a Sharpie but I can see using a Dry Erase Marker. Len's right a Sharpie will go through whatever is put on top of it from the bottom up so why would it not penetrate similarly from...
  14. This information is not top secret so I figured...

    This information is not top secret so I figured I'd share it with the community.

    The new Tek-Elite is very similar to the MRS-6400 product which I consider to be Rubber-Seal's flagship clear. The...
  15. I have sent a private message to the OP.

    I have sent a private message to the OP.
  16. Wash them out in the sink and then spin them dry...

    Wash them out in the sink and then spin them dry on the buffer at high speed for three minutes. This dries them fairly thoroughly so that they can then be placed in a Ziplock.
  17. I don't think stirring accomplishes much. That's...

    I don't think stirring accomplishes much. That's why I own two paint shakers.
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    Why not an airbrush. How big a touch up are we...

    Why not an airbrush. How big a touch up are we talking about?
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    Just tint the grey

    Why worry about grey when adding 844 black colorant will make grey as black as you want it to be. If your local paint store doesn't sell 844 colorants use black basecoat toner. Almost any primer can...
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    Agreed, if it's conventional epoxy, meaning 1...

    Agreed, if it's conventional epoxy, meaning 1 part epoxy to 1 part catalyst, it is very good for these situations. The chemistry of epoxy doesn't require it to use extremely aggressive solvents like...
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    It's made in South Africa by Chemspec. The...

    It's made in South Africa by Chemspec. The basecoat is polyester which is what BASF uses. From what people tell me it's good stuff.
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    I should point out that Martin's dime size spot...

    I should point out that Martin's dime size spot refers to bare metal. If you've got sand throughs that only get into the epoxy I don't care how large they are you should still be fine. Epoxy for...
  23. What you have will work fine, for about 4 months....

    What you have will work fine, for about 4 months. Len is completely correct. The best way to go is to wet sand them with 800 or above then clear them. This lasts years.
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    It is without doubt the best turbine gun...

    It is without doubt the best turbine gun available anywhere. If you're using a turbine this is the only way to go. If you have a three stage turbine you can easily achieve an automotive quality...
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    I've got one and I think it sucks. I've always...

    I've got one and I think it sucks. I've always been able to sharpen a bit by hand. My dad, who was a machinist, taught me this skill when I was about 10 years old. The problem with the Drill Doctor,...
  26. This is the Nuts!

    I have twenty of these and have installed one on each of my spray guns. It is superior to all other mini-regulators (including the Sharpe 1410) in two ways. One, the cover of the pressure gauge is...
  27. Isn't it remarkable in life the number of times...

    Isn't it remarkable in life the number of times something that's "New and Improved" isn't.
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    It varies from manufacturer to manufacturer...

    It varies from manufacturer to manufacturer (exact data can be found on the manufacturer's technical data sheet) but typically the time frame for clearing the basecoat is between 45 minutes and 24...
  29. Does anybody have anything good to say about the Iwata Supernova?

    I have a good friend who is also a major player at Sherwin-Williams here in Phoenix. He sells every spray gun made (working for S-W that should be obvious) so he has no skin in this game. His sales...
  30. This is rediculous. If DeVilbiss says that this...

    This is rediculous. If DeVilbiss says that this nozzle is to be tightened to between 15 and 20 foot-pounds I would think that they should know. The DeVilbiss JGA body, which the Plus uses along with...
  31. 15-20 foot pounds is quite a lot of torque. If...

    15-20 foot pounds is quite a lot of torque. If you're using the wrench that comes with the gun you almost certainly aren't able to create this much torque with it.

    What I did was buy a cheap...
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    Bondo's UV hardened spot putty

    Gentlemen:

    Has anybody tried and used this stuff. I've got tons on 2K polyester putties (Upol Dolphin which is great by the way) but it's such a pain to mix this to fill a couple of pinholes and...
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    Brian's right!

    Brian's right!
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    It's easy to do and any resin on resin bonded...

    It's easy to do and any resin on resin bonded sandpaper with a hookit back, or for that matter with an adhesive backing that can withstand water (sort of rare), can be used wet. Almost all decent...
  35. You are using the completely wrong products,...

    You are using the completely wrong products, meaning automotive clears. Use woodworking polyesters or UV cured coatings. There are two companies that specialize in this ICA and ILVA....
  36. That doesn't look like any DeVilbiss product...

    That doesn't look like any DeVilbiss product available in America. Can you give us an international DeVilbiss Website (probably based in the UK or SA) that provides the technical details on this gun....
  37. You absolutely CANNOT USE THE LVB cap for clear....

    You absolutely CANNOT USE THE LVB cap for clear. Strickly for base and normally for very difficult to shoot bases. It puts out a very odd fan (extremely wide and shot at very close range (like 4...
  38. Depends what type of sealer. 2K urethane sealer...

    Depends what type of sealer. 2K urethane sealer is easily sanded wet or dry as it's just urethane surfacer with a much finer grind of talc in it. Epoxy primer thinned to use as a sealer is much more...
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    Many people think that the better the gun...

    Many people think that the better the gun atomizes the better it would be for basecoat. This is almost never the case. I use a cheap Astro EVO for base and my PLUS, Tekna or SATA RP's for clear...
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    My bet is 12-2. This design sucks. That's why I...

    My bet is 12-2. This design sucks. That's why I like STAR's cheap guns (Astro Pneumatic) they don't use these seals.
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    It is a massive rip off and price fixing between...

    It is a massive rip off and price fixing between PPG, BASF, Dupont and Sherwin-Williams is rampant. The Justice Department has sued these guys multiple times for it but they still do it.
    Also,...
  42. Waterborne paints use a class of chemicals called...

    Waterborne paints use a class of chemicals called glycol ethers. These are what are known as bridging solvents. The reason they are called that is that they are a chemical bridge between solvents and...
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    This is why I like using a viscosity cup. Yes, I...

    This is why I like using a viscosity cup. Yes, I know this has been discussed to death on this forum but the problem you're having with the Transtar is that it's too thick. If you establish a...
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    That isn't a rumor Jayson, it is a fact. The...

    That isn't a rumor Jayson, it is a fact. The chief engineer of Dynabrade did design the AirVantage sander. I know this because I know him personally and visit with him at the SEMA show when he...
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    I own a woodshop and I have twenty-six random...

    I own a woodshop and I have twenty-six random orbit sanders of every make, model and description. I have Dynabrade Supreme's (which are their best, the Silver Supreme Jayson mentioned isn't a good as...
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    The new Astro Mini Gun is available with either...

    The new Astro Mini Gun is available with either the 1.0 or the 1.2 I have the 1.0. The 1.2 will work with primer but you will need to reduce the primer somewhat. It has about a six inch fan which I...
  47. I saw the Studbuddy as SEMA where I believe it...

    I saw the Studbuddy as SEMA where I believe it was first introduced. It's well made but I think the adjustable foot of the Steck tool might be a significant advantage. Feedback on this would be...
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    You use a color blender as the reducer. This...

    You use a color blender as the reducer. This product has solids unlike straight reducer. Every paint line has one but the one I use is made by Rubber-Seal....
  49. I've never used this tool but I have a lot of...

    I've never used this tool but I have a lot of Steck tools and every one is a winner. So my feeling is that it probably works. Steck doesn't make garbage.
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    It will handle a panel but not even close for a...

    It will handle a panel but not even close for a complete.
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