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    Cool Any tips for spraying single stage?

    I'm about to jamb the entire car including firewall, inner fender panels, underside of hood, decklid, etc. I'll be using this............
    https://tcpglobal.com/products/rsp-a...kaAtvtEALw_wcB

    and laying it on with a cheap HF purple gun, 1.4 tip.

    Any tips for spraying so I don't get any runs or orange peel? All comments are appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by evintho View Post
    I'm about to jamb the entire car including firewall, inner fender panels, underside of hood, decklid, etc. I'll be using this............
    https://tcpglobal.com/products/rsp-a...kaAtvtEALw_wcB

    and laying it on with a cheap HF purple gun, 1.4 tip.

    Any tips for spraying so I don't get any runs or orange peel? All comments are appreciated!
    Low cost single stage metallic paint will most likely be difficult to have the metallic applied evenly with a low cost spray gun. Be sure to allow your first coat to dry a little before applying your second and third coats. If it was a base/clear it would be a lot easier to lay the metallic on more evenly,

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    i wouldn't choose a full size gun for that, but it certainly can be done. i predict runs to be you biggest worry due to all the weird shapes and transitions. i try to go in and shoot all the hard spots first, just dusting it in till you get it covered, then after it flashes, go over the whole thing and just put enough over the areas you already shot so that the gloss and flake matches.
    b marler

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    I used that gun to spray chassis saver outside, but I use the disposable cup system that allows you to spray with that gun upside down. I'd say for painting - for all the products I've bought over the years, the disposable cup system it was my best investment. Once you buy into the system, you can use it on any gun.

    That HF purple gun is basically disposable, they don't put much quality into those - they're basically a bad knockoff of a really old SATA gun.
    Take the gun completely apart and clean it before you start, then use gun lube when you put it back together.
    I would say that for cutting in areas, I like to use a detail gun because you have a little more control because of the smaller cup/overall size. The disposable cup system lets you vary which size up you use.
    I'd initially do a light coat, then a wet coat, then a coat to get the metallic to look ok...
    You'll likely do better with more air pressure on the last coat. But it'll be a lot more overspray - mask off what you don't want coated.
    You can load your cup with water and practice a bit to help understand what is going to happen with angle and pressure.

    Good luck!

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    I have this cheap touch-up gun in my arsenal. I used it to shoot the flames on my roadster and it worked fine. It has a 1.0 tip. Would this be a better choice than the HF purple gun for jamb work?

    https://www.amazon.com/TCP-Global-HM...%2C1202&sr=8-2

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    Quote Originally Posted by evintho View Post
    I have this cheap touch-up gun in my arsenal. I used it to shoot the flames on my roadster and it worked fine. It has a 1.0 tip. Would this be a better choice than the HF purple gun for jamb work?

    https://www.amazon.com/TCP-Global-HM...%2C1202&sr=8-2
    In jambs and small areas where metallic consistency isn't critical that could work fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evintho View Post
    I have this cheap touch-up gun in my arsenal. I used it to shoot the flames on my roadster and it worked fine. It has a 1.0 tip. Would this be a better choice than the HF purple gun for jamb work?

    https://www.amazon.com/TCP-Global-HM...%2C1202&sr=8-2
    that's the one i'd use. those cheap guns are really hit or miss. some spray just fine, some leak at every fitting. you've already tested that one so you know it works.
    b marler

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    Quote Originally Posted by evintho View Post
    I'm about to jamb the entire car including firewall, inner fender panels, underside of hood, decklid, etc. I'll be using this............
    https://tcpglobal.com/products/rsp-a...kaAtvtEALw_wcB

    and laying it on with a cheap HF purple gun, 1.4 tip.

    Any tips for spraying so I don't get any runs or orange peel? All comments are appreciated!
    High metallic? Iíd give a 75% overlap and criss cross the spray pattern to help eliminate tiger stripes and spray patterns.

    All good painters get runs, donít fret it. Being high metallic it will be difficult to sand, metallics will fold over & could be difficult to sand. Might have to blend the color. Have faith and get the job done, good luck!
    "Never argue with an idiot. They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience." Alfred E. Newman

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    The problem I've had with some of the single stage custom
    colors with a lot of metallic in it is you can't color sand without
    sanding the metallic and changing the look of it, I ended up
    with spots and uneven areas.
    I just ended up clearing over it so I could cut and buff.
    If you're not going to buff it, not a problem.

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