Spray painting setup

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  • March 5, 2011 at 10:03 pm #29156

    Hey fellas, newbie here who’s thinking about getting a spray painting setup but has no idea about I need, soo here goes to the list of questions:

    1. I’m thinking about getting a small gun to start off with, one that uses 3-5 CFM. Would this significantly limit my ability to get a good finish or does it just deliver paint slower?

    2. Should I get an air compressor or a HVLP turbine thing?

    3. Are there any additional equipment or accessories that I need? I’m pretty sure I need a regulator to control the airflow but thats about it?

    Thanks for taking the time to read this! haha

    March 5, 2011 at 10:12 pm #29157

    it all depends on what your planning on painting. if your painting an entire car, youll need a full size gun and a compressor thats big enough to handle it, something like 80-120 gallons, 7.5 hp. but then if its not somethimg youll be doing often then dont waste your time or money

    March 5, 2011 at 10:22 pm #29158

    The biggest thing i would paint at one time would probably be a door on a medium sized car and it probably won’t be too often maybe 5-6 times in a year

    March 6, 2011 at 2:41 am #29175

    I got a $600 compressor when I was 17, and I’m still using it. 80 gallon, 10.9 scfm at 90 psi. I run my LVLP iwata no problem. It’s a high speed, single stage, cast iron, 2 cylinder, not rated for continuous duty, cheap compressor, but it’s been in use in my shop for 6 years of ‘occasional use’

    Some day I’ll step up to a real compressor with an HVLP

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