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Airless Paint Sprayer?

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by bigoltrux77, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. bigoltrux77

    bigoltrux77 1/2 ton status

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    Im going to be painting my truck in Rust Bullet in the next month or so and i was interested in yalls thoughts on using an airless paint sprayer? I dont have a compressor so i thought this would work out well. For those who have used one, what type or brand would you prefer? Any certain nozzel size? Thanks
     
  2. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    We used to use one at work all the time for bottom materials on boats... industrial jobbie that can suck outta 5 gal pails...

    particular brands, no clue.. no idea how the wagner series are...

    You doing the whole exterior in RustBullet?
     
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    we used a wagner to paint our old house, worked great, siphon hose on the end and could draw from any bucket
     
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    I used one of the home user type airless' to squirt Z-Spar Mono-Poxy on my 'glass dune buggy. Had to thin it and in spite of immediate claening the paint kilt the sprayer.
     
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    yes im spraying the whole truck in Rust Bullet. I like the way it looks.
     
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    for the price of a GOOD airless, you can pick up a compressor, and then a cheap gun and you're way better off. compressor will get used a whole lot more in the future than an airless will. Cheap airless are just that. Never had one lay paint on particularily nicely either.
     
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    You should see the DB. Let's just say that things don't slide off.
    :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
     
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    i used to make ornamentaly railings and fences, my boss had a GOOD airless sprayer, just a hand help jobbie it was german and about 4 or 500 bucks he said, and man it was finiky it paint had to be the JUST RIGHT thickness, and if there was ONE piece of crap in there, STOP and tear down the gun.

    it has just as much if not MORE over spray, and in the middle of painting if it wanted woulds start to spit paint in gobs at your work, not so good if your doing a truck.

    if you dont have a compressor and dont want/have the coin to.

    maybe look into a turbine air system, it is a low Psi ( reallow) high volume air sprayer, uses a box with a fain in it, and the ID, of the hose is about 3/4" has good controle adjustable fan, and low overspray

    dave
     

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