DarrelK wrote:...You might want to also jump over on to our Tools/Supplies section with questions about gun recommendations. Not saying the Eastwood guns are a problem but you could do better and cheaper.......
Agreed, Eastwood has a nice website and their online videos are nice introductions to various "how tos" but are not meant to be a full course of how to become a pro.
Anyways, I used to buy a lot of stuff from them as I didn't know where else to go. But there are plenty of good online resources for materials and tools if you cant find a good local jobber - I had one, then the shop got bought by one of the big boy companies and fired everyone in my little town's shop.
When looking for a gun, don't get an HVLP, get a "conventional" air cap. For the Devilbiss Finish Line FLG-4 gun the conventional air cap is the #1 ($40) while the HVLP is the #3. For the Sagola 4600s, it would be the "Clear" cap instead of the "HVLP" cap. I don't know about the other brands, but ask around. The FLG-4 is a good start with the #1 cap, then you can go ahead and get addicted, then use it for Sealers, Flakes etc and start dumping moneys into some of the high end guns!!! But honestly, I have found that there is a difference in guns. I couldn't believe the difference the first time that I shot clear out of a Sagola 4600.
One more thing, get at least a painter's jacket (such as a Devilbiss on Amazon has them) I shoot in the Pig Barn and what a difference in the amount of trash that comes off just a t-shirt.