Doright wrote:'68 Coronet R/T wrote:Why would you want to swap the caps when the ones designed for the gun work perfectly fine?
I was just on Devilbiss web sight checking out these new guns, WOW! seams the at least with Devilbiss they have taken the idea of needing a different gun for Primer, Base and Clear to a whole new level now and are pushing the idea that you need a different Air caps as well for different coatings.
I cant remember if it was IWATA or SATA with the Purple Orange and silver air caps that started the air cap deal but seams that Devilbiss is in on it now too at least with some of there new line.
I can paint a whole car with one gun start to finish just changing the fluid tip and then I only needed two a 1.8 for primer and a 1.4 for base and clear maybe a 2.0 for Polly. no need for multiple guns or air caps all I have to do is clean my gun good! and it can and will spray Clear like glass!
Why you needed multiple guns started with the idea of keeping a dedicated Clear gun just to avoid accidental color contamination. instead of good gun cleaning practices. by Production painters that dont break there guns down every time they change color but were flushing or using a gun cleaner machine.
NOW you need multiple guns multiple fluid tips and multiple air caps! LOL Im Glad I am not just starting out lol what a way to muddy the waters even more! I bet the Paint gun manufactures are just loving it there selling 4 times as many guns and parts as they ever did.
My advice to a new guy avoid these fancy expensive guns look at the FLG the GTI and the Plus from Devilbiss or if you really wanna spend big money look at the IWATA and SATA but keep it simple you don't need multiple air caps and you really don't need a different gun for Base and clear most base and clear is sprayed with a 1.4 or a 1.3 the difference between the two is not very much a 1.3 is a little slower and if all you have is a 1.3 you can compensate for that with the needle turning it in a little more. I will say a dedicated Primer gun is a good idea though as they use a bigger fluid tip a 1.8 in many cases for Hi build and a 2.0-2.2 for Polly but I use a 1.4 for Epoxy in my Base gun.
Very good advice. Thanks! The head painter I work with said something along those lines as well. I’ve been toying around with the guns that I have got and here is why I think it’s a good idea having different guns for different uses..
When your in a booth spraying multiple bumpers that are different colours, then I’ll use my Iwata W400 and Tekna Quickclean.
I use my Devilbiss Plus gun as my “undercoat” gun for primers, primer surfaces and sealers.
Just ordered a Tekna Copper with a 909 air cap. This will be my clear gun. I like the idea of having a designated gun for clear due to the fact that there could potientally be a time where I’m in the middle of spraying clear on a lighter colour vehicle and a droplet of old Basecoat gets spat on the panel (I like to think I clean my guns very well as I take them apart after every use and flush them out) but there could be a time where I’d miss cleaning a spot.
One of the things I have learned in my early career is every painter has their own way of doing there job.