View Full Version : Looking for a new paint gun
04-30-2011, 07:22 PM
I'm getting ready to shoot my 93 with base/clear. I have only painted my bike with this type of paint. I used my old binks model 7 for that and it came out ok. I wasn't happy with the way the clear laid down, but was able to wet sand and buff it out so it ended up looking nice. I paint every few years, and wanted to get a new gun that is designed for these new paints. I don't want to have to sell the farm to buy it either. I figure I can still use the model 7 for primer, right? Any advice or opinion is greatly appreciated.
05-01-2011, 05:53 PM
i'm sure your old paint gun will do just fine. take it apart and clean the needle good. i just used my dads snap-on pressurized paint gun that is about 13 yrs old and it did a good job.
i'm not sure on brands, but o'reillys sale decent gravity guns with 2 diff. tips for around $100.
a huge tip for you that i learned the hard way and wasted a coat of clear. when you spray your clear coat, spray slow and lay it on thick!! almost to the point of running. i even got 2 good runs on my front fenders. you can always wet sand with some 1500 or 2000 grit to take the runs or orange peel out and then buff it out with some compound. it will shine like glass.
if you don't lay your clear on wet enough, it will come out dull and more orange peel.
05-02-2011, 02:35 PM
I've heard good reviews for the Husky Professional gravity gun from Home Depot. It doesn't use a lot of air and it supposedly works really well for the price ($100). I wouldn't use it if I painted for a living, but All the people I've talked to liked it.
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