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Old 08-09-2013, 09:45 AM   #1
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Default Paint spray gun

Has anyone ever used a devilbiss finishline® 4 solvent-based kit flg4? I am going to shoot primer,base clear. Was wondering if anyone could give me info on the gun? It is $175 comes with three tips. Or of any other gun around that price range that would be half decent. I am not trying to get a show look just not a bad look.
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:21 AM   #2
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I use a $25 harbor freight gun for my painting, I've used quite a few different primers and paints and almost every thing came out great, except the top for my Scout which since I was running low on paint was sprayed to dry and thin.
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:28 PM   #3
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I just spent a lot of money on paint and do not want to mess it up with a bad gun.
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:43 PM   #4
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In my experience, admittedly somewhat limited, there are many, many ways to mess up a paint job. The gun, if properly cleaned and adjusted, is not that big of a factor. One way to go is to buy the cheap gun for primer and if you don't like how it works buy the expensive one.
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:21 AM   #5
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A buddy of mine just bought the flg 4 kit from eastwood. He's just learning how to spray. I started spraying when I was 15 doing tractors and have always (25 yrs.) sprayed my woodwork projects. I have 2 binks 2001 guns and a "cheap" craftsman hvlp. Believe it or not, the craftsman has been a good gun!!! I've had it 10 - 12 years and used the hell out if it!!!!

The flg 4 is a great kit!!!!! The fact it has 3 tips will allow you to use alot of different viscosity products. However, I wouldn't try to spray anything thicker than latex based interior house paint with the 1.8 tip. I've used it some to instruct him and I'm very pleased. The only recommendation I'd make is buy the water borne kit!!! Soon, the only kind of paint we'll be able to get is water based. The only difference in the guns is the cup. I've been pricing these myself recently and I think the eastwood kit is the best value. Iirc, it comes with a mini regulator that attaches at the air supply of the gun. Make sure you get a regulator!!!!! The better yuo get at finishing, the more you'll realize how important that is!!!!!
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:02 AM   #6
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The paint gun choice is greatly influenced by what kind of paint you can buy and spray legally.
In California (los angeles county) solvent bourn paints like we used to use are harder and harder to buy and not legal to apply in most if not all automotive applications..

What is left is water bourn paint, that have to be applied in base/clear with the clear being a high quality solvent bourn product.. The situation May very possibly require 3 different guns. Primer / base / clear. The nozzle orifice being biggest to smallest. Even the gun internals are different for water. Stainless all around most times..
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