new spray gun
i've been thinking, its time for me to purchase another spray gun. as of right now i have three, my cheap siphon feed priming gun which is really starting to fall apart, my old siphon feed devilbiss mbc which i absolutely love, ive been shooting my clear with this gun. and ive been shooting color with a cheap gun i bought from ebay, for those who are interested, its this one here: http://cgi.ebay.com/Devilbiss-Gravit...QQcmdZViewItem
lately ive been doing all of my edging with that gun, and it actually doesnt come out bad, but the OVERSPRAY and the mess it makes... i just dont like it that much, its very funky to spray with. i want to start looking into treating myself to a new "real" spray gun for my color gun, or maybe make my mbc my color gun and spray clear with the new one. i was looking at the iwata lph400 and the durablock 007. im really not too worried about the price, as i can typically save up money very well, i want something that wont have a lot of orange peel, not a lot of cloud or over spray, a decently wide fan and jsut voerall good to work with. any opinions would be greatly appreciated. im expecting a lot of different opininons on this, but that ok im curious as to twhat the general consensus is here
All HVLP and Compliant guns have a transfer efficiency above 65%. The better guns may look like they are putting more paint into the air but it's because they are atomizing better. In order to substantially cut down on overspray in the air you would probably need to use something like a turbine but then you could sacrifice atomization if you don't buy the right system.
If you're looking for great atomization you usually sacrifice transfer efficiency but with the new "compliant" guns you get the atomization as well as the TE but you still get the overspray.
Dave of all the guns on the market. None beats the Iwata lph-400-xxxLV IMHO
Do try one before you go out and buy it on spec.
I believe it will exceed your requirements for less overspray and less fog generation while providing a excellent finish for 16 to 20 psi input air.
Yep you read that right.. Thats all that is needed.
FYI. the one I use is a LPH-400-144LV. The 144 part is for the tip which is
They also offer a purple cap for the gun for use with difficult to spray material
such as pearl etc. Using the optional purple cap your input air requirements
drop to 10psi.
yea, i def think imma go with that, any ideas on wher ei could try one out at? its not like i could call up my local shop and be like hey im a 17 year old ameture painter, wanna let me use youre expensive iwata?
Well while I cant loan you mine. You may be able to get in touch with Hub
here is a link
Aset are a Iwata distributer.
No harm in trying !
Best of luck to you.