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El-Cheapo Spray gun?

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by Chevy305, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. Chevy305

    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    So I plan on doing some under coating and rust prevention to my frame next week. I bought Eastwood's 3 step system however, I bought an extra quart of the chassis black top coat which I though would be brush on, but its spray on.

    I know nothing about spray guns but I hear that you get what you pay for... So what should I use? This is most likely going to be a 1 time use type deal here.
     
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    I have an El Cheapo I bought at Checker for 12.00. It works fine. If you are just going to use it a few times the cheap ones work ok. They just wear out fast. If you are goiing to do a lot of painting get a good gun.
    For the job you are going to do a cheap gun will work fine
    Just make sure your air compressor has enough CFM to operate the gun.
     
  3. Chevy305

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    I'm not too worried about my air compressor, its pretty big.

    But a spray gun for $12 sounds right up my alley :D
     
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    HARBOR FREIGHT! I bought one last year to paint my trailer with textured rustoleum and it worked like a $200 gun.
     
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    I bought the TEKZ 2 gun set from Pepboys for $49.99. It worked well the one time that I've used it.
     
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    Thanks for all the replies! It turns out that I did not need to break open the quart size spray on Chassis Black while doing my rear 1/2 of the frame. So I'm good for now but I will need one to do the front 1/2 of the frame.
     
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    I painted my blazer with the $20 gravity feed kit from harbor frieght. Also painted my buddies ford with it. Both came out great. It came with a large gun and a touch up gun, filters, tools, everything.
     

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