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    Good morning. So I finally getting the paint stuff back out now that I have my garage built. I plan to only paint 3-4 cars in this year. The only gun I have is a fairly cheap one (marketed under EASTWOOD). not sure who really makes it. It worked fine for the 2 1/2 cars I painted. I plan to use that one for primer now and get a better one for base/clear and single stage. Basically anything but primer for the new one. I know this question is tough and and there are lots of opinions and preferences out there.
    Basically..is the finishline 4 good enough or barely better than what I have? I spend hours researching last night but am still in the same place today. I would be fine spending more if it's worth it. Also looked at the tekna prolite. I'm fine with the $400 range if it's worth it. The cap options had me a little confused. Here's how I plan to use it:
    2-4 cars / year
    60 ga compressor with 3/4 in line
    no waterborne paint, just BC, CC, and maybe single Stage

    I have only used my generic gun and did get good results. I really have nothing to compare it but am thinking a better gun might help (less orange peal, speed, etc).
    I know there is no "right" answer to the question. Just looking for some input. Len....any of those specials coming up?
    Thanks
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike111 View Post
    Good morning. So I finally getting the paint stuff back out now that I have my garage built. I plan to only paint 3-4 cars in this year. The only gun I have is a fairly cheap one (marketed under EASTWOOD). not sure who really makes it. It worked fine for the 2 1/2 cars I painted. I plan to use that one for primer now and get a better one for base/clear and single stage. Basically anything but primer for the new one. I know this question is tough and and there are lots of opinions and preferences out there.
    Basically..is the finishline 4 good enough or barely better than what I have? I spend hours researching last night but am still in the same place today. I would be fine spending more if it's worth it. Also looked at the tekna prolite. I'm fine with the $400 range if it's worth it. The cap options had me a little confused. Here's how I plan to use it:
    2-4 cars / year
    60 ga compressor with 3/4 in line
    no waterborne paint, just BC, CC, and maybe single Stage

    I have only used my generic gun and did get good results. I really have nothing to compare it but am thinking a better gun might help (less orange peal, speed, etc).
    I know there is no "right" answer to the question. Just looking for some input. Len....any of those specials coming up?
    Thanks
    Mike
    Right now you can get a Sagola 4500 Xtreme Digital with 1.3 or 1.4 fluid tip, HVLP and Clear Coat air caps for $469 with free shipping in the continental US. But there's only a couple left so if you want this "excellent" gun you should call 1-888-485-5008 real soon, there are only a couple left (maybe). The regular price for this gun is over $600. I've been using the non-digital for several years and found that it is my go-to gun for my better paint jobs.

    The Texna guns are good performing guns, I've used just about all of them and found them to do a good job.

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    Thanks Len. I think I could do that. Maybe it's a nicer gun than I deserve but I think I'll call monday. Is it you I talk to? because I might have a couple quick questions.
    Also, if anyone else has input for my decision problem...please let me know

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike111 View Post
    Thanks Len. I think I could do that. Maybe it's a nicer gun than I deserve but I think I'll call monday. Is it you I talk to? because I might have a couple quick questions.
    Also, if anyone else has input for my decision problem...please let me know
    Yes, if you call, it'll probably be me you talk to.

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