I was initially looking at the FX3000 but I'm not thinking that the FX1000 will work better. Also the 1000 only requires 7 scfm which is what my compressor puts out @40psi.
I'm spraying standox paint and was advised that I needed a 1.3 or 1.4 tip size. Most of the 2K clearcoats seem to recommend a 1.4 tip size and 2k primers 1.6mm.
On Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Graco-Sharpe-289 ... 00QUX1PAK/) there is a review which says:
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"I bought this gun because I paint motorcycles parts only ...... 1.0 is the correct tip size for automotive paint. The mini guns have totally different inner parts than normal size hvlp guns. The 1.4 regular hvlp is the same as the 1.0 mini hvlp as far as tip sizes go ...."
Is this correct? When I called Sharpe tech support they said it was not and the FX1000/FX3000 tip sizes are the same. I'm curious as the FX3000 has tips 1.0, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 1.8 and and the FX1000 has 0.6, 0.8, 1.0, 1.2 and 1.4mm. I asked Sharpe support about shooting 2k primer (1.6mm tip) and they said this was not possible with the FX1000.
I found another comment on a different site: http://www.sportbikes.net/forums/perfor ... ost4448702
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If you are going to get the finex, purchase the smaller Finex FX1000 Mini gun (298198 - 289222). These smaller cup guns are ideal for getting into the tight areas on sportbike panels. I use the .6 head for liquid pearls and certain clearcoats. HOK's clear shoots BEAUTIFULLY through the .6 when I'm trying to get a perfect surface on a part that I can't polish. The .6 head makes the Finex shoot a controlled fog nearly identical to an Accuspray.
I use the .8 head for light grain metallics and most of my pearls and basecoats. Certain manufacturer's candy colors I'll use the .8, but sometimes I use the .6 depending on the viscocity of the candy.
I use the 1.0 and 1.1 for prime-ing. As far as not being able to shoot through the 1.0 and 1.1; I shoot Matrix MP3-HS through the 1.0 tip without overreducing it with no problem at all. Granted that's with some good air pressure behind it.