NFT5 wrote:Rebel Racing wrote:my only question is, is the Pro Lite a better gun for clear than my current AZ3--for the stuff I am doing right now?
Is the Pro Lite a better gun? Yes.
Is it better for what you're doing now? Maybe.
Downsides are that the Pro Lite has a MUCH bigger fan, so you'll be wasting a lot more clear when painting smaller parts and it pumps clear at a faster rate, so your risk of runs is higher. Used correctly, the finish from the AZ3 can be as good as the Pro Lite, for smaller jobs; not necessarily so for large jobs.
Then you have the question of which Pro Lite? There are fluid tips of 1.2mm, 1.3mm and 1.4mm and there are 5 different aircaps : 3 x RP (T110, TE10, TE20) and 2 x HVLP (HV25 & HV30). That's like having 15 different guns with completely different spraying characteristics!
And then you have personal preference, as Dave pointed out, above.
Some VERY good points here, he is 100% correct on the transfer efficiency. guns with large patterns are not always the best choice for small parts.