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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:44 pm
iwata w-400 w/1.8 or devilbiss Tekna primer w/ 1.8 or 2.0, or ???

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both would work fine
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:59 pm
PainterDave wrote:both would work fine


Holy ****! I lost that bet! I put $10 that PD would have said the SataJet 100B!
BTW, I love mine that I use for sealers and primers.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:24 pm
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PainterDave wrote:both would work fine


Holy ****! I lost that bet! I put $10 that PD would have said the SataJet 100B!
BTW, I love mine that I use for sealers and primers.
thus, the third part of the question -- "or ???"

so, to reword the original question -- iwata w-400 1.8, DV Tekna primer 1.8, 2.0, Satajet 100 BF RP Primer Gun 1.6, OR ???

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:09 pm
haha im all about SATA,

but i use 4000 and 5000 SATAs for primer. i dont have good luck with the fan control knobs on the cheaper SATA primer guns 1.6/1.8
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:23 am
A lot can depend on the primer you're using.

For a lot of our work we use a fast primer and I have an Iwata Air Gunsa AZ3 1.8 that does this really well. Where I'm using high build I usually use a Star S4000 1.8 which has a wider fan and does a lovely even coat, coping very well with the heavier primer and, with a 2.5mm setup will also handle spray bog. For epoxy I use a Star 4000 1.4 which gives me a finish good enough for wet on wet and is also excellent when using acrylic primer. The Star guns are light (important when you have a big pot full of heavy primer) and very fast and easy to clean (important when you have to do this multiple times every day).

Of the guns mentioned the Devilbiss/Tekna PRi Pro Lite is probably technically the best choice, being purpose designed and built for the job. Downside is that it is more expensive and a bit more fiddly to clean. For twice the price is it that much better than the AZ3 or my Stars? No, I don't think so - the Star guns are equal in quality to the AZ3 and the 1.8 is over 10 years old, never having needed more than cleaning and an occasional smear of lube.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:17 am
well, I zero'd in on an Iwata, W-400, Classic Plus, w/ the Bellaria 1.8. all in all, seemed to me, the best bang for the buck. it's a bit much for a "primer" gun, but I had a NOS, Binks M1-G that I just sold for a bit more, so, in reality, an even trade w/ change - :goodjob:

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congratulations on your new gun
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Let us know how it works for you. Always helps when someone else is in the market.
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