Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:44 pm
There are no 'one time' painters that go from aerosol to compressor/paint gun that do anything close to a professional job. Use the HF gun and be proud of your work. Im sure it will be adequate for what you are doing. I am not being sarcastic, I honestly wish you well. My first gun was an HF. But, like in the movie Anchorman, I punted when I learned that the quality of an HF gun is like the difference between sh!t and shine-ola. Over the last 40 years, my policy on tools is always to buy what the professionals recommend. This is not because I have lots of money, its because I am VERY impatient.
Think about it.. its mathematical. You have variables in everything you do. How many variables do you want when its very critical that you put out a really nice product? For this example, lets start out with a 30 gal 2 hp compressor and an HF gun. Is the reason your job turned out poorly the compressor or the gun? SO, now we have an 80 gallon, 7hp, 2 stage compressor so you can sandblast, run air tools, paint, do everything but you have an HF gun. Is the reason your job turned out poorly because you are a noob and you really haven't done a lot of painting, or the HF gun? SO, now we have an 80 gallon, 7hp, 2 stage compressor and a Devilbiss Finishline 4 gun yet we are a noob and haven't done a lot of painting. So now, we have decided that you are a noob that hasn't done a lot of painting. Its not the variable of equipment. Time to read lots of forum posts, some Youtube videos, and try some test panels. Now, you have isolated this mathematical problem down to a manageable level. Its a road WELL traveled because everyone here, EVERYONE has been there, done that!