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    Wagner 550 electric sprayer

    Been getting quotes for car resprays ranging from 400 -1600 just for a blow over and although im quite happy with my rattle can skills to save money that i wont get back ive considered doing my bumpers,wing,bonnet and boot again using a similar model to the one mentioned and get some 2pack paint and lacquer and do it myself.

    Used similar thing before on my fence and came out really good so i can spray it silver again or use plastidip and have a colour change im keeping under my hat.

    Thoughts please especially people who have used an airless system and are they good enough for it

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    Apparently you can only use oil-based paint in them, after a quick Google.

    If you want to paint it yourself, why not look into hiring a compressor and whatever else you'll need?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABM View Post
    Apparently you can only use oil-based paint in them, after a quick Google.

    If you want to paint it yourself, why not look into hiring a compressor and whatever else you'll need?
    Used that model as an example really.my mate has some gear he could let me use i guess then all i need is the paint really

    Just fancied something like it as my fence needs doing as well:::

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    Have a look for Apollo HVLP stuff. I bought one in 1989 and it was spraying mine and all my mates cars for around 12 years, not bad for 80 at a car show impulse buy.

    When it wore out I liked it that much I bought a replacement next time I saw one.

    These are High Volume, Low Pressure. I have used one with Cellulose, synthetic and I foeget what the other stuff I used was, it was for a Manta and the metallic reqired base and stabiliser and 1 pack laqueur.

    Basically pretty good you still have to mix with a viscosity cup (easier than you think) or by "eye".


    That said for not too much more oyu could buy a cheap compressor and a cheap gun and air tools pack. They are harder to store, can sieze when unused and you have to becareful of gun choice.
    Bacically a compressor will shift so many CFM or air into an air receiver (tank). The tank is a buffer so it takes a while to fill but if your air tools aren't runnign all the time a compressor that produces less CFM that your tools consume can keep up. The problem is whenit can't keep up and you have to stop spraying or if you choose a constant air spray gun that basically blows the same amount of air whether you are spraying or not (paint just turns on and off with trigger) as they use more air. Finally guns are gravity fed (paint cup on top) or the paint cup below type. Gravity feed are a bit easier to avoid catching a roof but I never had that problem with the other type.
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    So ok for respraying panels at a time then?

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    The HVLP doesn't have an air receiver it is basically a conventional looking spray gun but HVLP and a turbine fan thingy that sounds like a hoover. Rins all day.
    Apollo Spraymate HVLP Sprayer [] - 104.99

    They probably have a help line
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    On the youtube videos spraying cars with plastidip they use an electric one so if you get chance would you mind looking at them and advise me on the best one for me?

    Thanks for your time in this thread also

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    Plasti dip might be a bit thick for the cheaper HVLP. I personally haven't used the piston type airless stuff that squirts paint on a couple of friends have but then they always borrowed my Apollo instead.
    I've only ever used a HVLP and a small conventional compressor and gun, and the HVLP put more on the panel and less overspray than the conventional but only used both those options foll cellulose filler/primer, and top coat and synthetic (polyeurethane - covers great shines, only needs 10% thinner approx) and those metalics mentioned earlier.
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    compressor and suction cup guns are old news these days as paint sprayers realised that up to up to 30% of the paint was being wasted in overspray..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit View Post
    2pack paint and lacquer and do it myself.
    Beware 2 pack some are isocyanate based so you need air fed mask etc

    A mate of mine borrowed my old HVLP and did his car yellow with black stripes over the roof and bonnet. He got home in the early hours after anight out and whenit rolled out sunday morning it was black with yellow stripes

    Spraying is gun

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