Finishline 3 vrs Satajet 2000?
I recently purchased a finishline 3 for primering and also own a Satajet 2000 digital for base/topcoats. I recently tried spraying with the satajet and something seems terribly wrong with the spray pattern. It barely sprays actually. I have cleaned the hell out of the tip/nozzle and nothing seems to work. I don't recall dropping or damaging my tip in any way. I even replaced the plastic peice inside. If this gun doesn't magically start working again, i think my only option is to buy a new nozzle set but just can't justify spending 150 on it as opposed to a Finishline 3 tip which is a fraction of the cost.....
Well my question is for anybody who has used both of these guns, would the finishline 3 even compare to getting me the same results as the SATA? I have only sprayed primer with the finishline 3, polyester primer. The spray pattern doesn't seem as wide but could that be b/c i'm spraying a heavier material? I'm going to be painting a real important project and would prefer the sata since i'm used to it but i'm open to all experience and opinions. Thanks for reading.
you should have a very narrow fan when you spray polyester primer probably 2-3 inches, I think just barely open, you are trying to lob the stuff on and you dont need to be breaking it up, just get it on smooth and wet.
Sounds like something simple on the Sata, I use Rp's but 99 percent of the time use the pressure one, never had the problem you spoke of, are all the little fine air holes free and clear in the air cap. I have to hold the RP cap up the light and sometimes use glasses as there are some very fine holes there.
The way I understand it, a Finishline is a fine gun for primer. Thats what I'm going to use. People who like a SATA seem to just use it for clear and maybe basecoat.
I spray poly primer with an Astro evo LVLP gun 1.8 tip. Sprays just like epoxy primer with a nice wide fan. Lays it out nice an smooth. I only use mar-Hyde quicksand anymore. Cant imagine spraying it with a 3 in fan myself. Mooch
i can imagine it but i will tell you i wont do 3 inch fan that would suck it take your sata down to your local body shop supply store and have them take a look at it or how much do you want for it i may be willing to purchase it if the price is right
What product are you trying to spray from the Sata and what size tip does it have? It almost sounds like the material is too thick for the tip.
Originally Posted by compositejunky
Look at the end of the fluid tip, if it's damaged it can be easily seen. Make sure that the breather hole in the cup's lid is clean.
The Sherwin Rep who was a hot shot painter years back told me about the narrow fan for that particular material.
As well the guy who won first in the top show in canada told me that is how he sprays it.
When putting it on you are just duplicating swiping putting putty on in a more controlled manner. You average .008 per pass which is far thicker than other materials. General average is not more than five passes for a final build of no more than .040.
I did what they told me and it worked great. Also saw it from one of the painters I think on one of Chips Shows so that was the third time I have seen it used wiht a narrow fan, purposely.
from what it sounds like to me honestly is the paint is too thick to pass through the nozzle are you mixing it up correctly in a mixing cup then pouring it in your gun what happens if you just try to spray lacquer thinner for basecoats your finishline III should work pretty good even pretty good with clear so sale me the sata and you keep the finishline is your gun a digital2 or the older version where you still need a regulator
Thanks for posting guys.
I figured out what was wrong. The plastic pc that goes in b/t the nozzle and body of the gun was put in at the wrong angle. There are little "prongs" on the back of the plastic and there are 2 holes i think , so i put it in at the wrong angle.
What i was saying before maybe stumped a few people. I didn't try and shoot poly primer with my 1.4 sata tip, i was spraying a basecoat with it. Sorry i didn't clarify or be more specific. I use my Finishline 3 with a 2.2 to spray the poly primer and was wondering if i bought a 1.4 tip like my sata, if it would compare. I just needed a gun to do some small jobs until i found out what was wrong with the sata. Thanks guys i don't think i'd ever sell this sata, it works flawlessly.