Orange & Silver cap Iwata LPH400 1.4

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2023 3:03 pm
So In trying to give myself the best chance for an acceptable paint job I went ahead and got the orange cap as well. so now I have the orange as stated for basecoat and the silver as stated for clearcoat.

my kit came with the 3m 2.0 cup and liner system so I also got the 12 piece kit of liners and lids. got a couple extra cups as well. I like the lids having built in filters. and the throw away system instead of cleaning. especially being able to spray from angles and such to.

I painted my 69 Gto with the sharpe fx3000 and a 1.3 and I was not happy with it, oragne peeled the heck out of the clear but was able to wet sand it out. but I was left with some wet sanding scratches. so my reasoning is to try a 1.4 and see if that helps me spray the clear coat better. I tend to move to fast with the gun I think so maybe a heavier spraying 1.4 will help?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2023 6:57 pm
That Iwata is a good gun. Stick with the 1.3

Did you buy it from an authorized seller? There are a lot of fakes out there.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2023 7:29 pm
All I have is the 1.4 Silver cap, use it for Epoxy primer, Base and Clear.

Try keeping the gun tip 4-5" from the surface while spraying. That should help it flow better and reduce your orange peel. Practice moving your hand from right to left, then left to right at 12" intervals while saying 1/1000 (about 1 second) per pass. That should get your gun speed close.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2023 1:44 am
'68 Coronet R/T wrote:Try keeping the gun tip 4-5" from the surface while spraying. That should help it flow better and reduce your orange peel.


Nailed it.

Orange peel comes from holding the gun too far away.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2023 9:29 am
OldFatBald wrote:That Iwata is a good gun. Stick with the 1.3

Did you buy it from an authorized seller? There are a lot of fakes out there.



definitely an authorized seller. I had seen there are fakes. stayed away from ebay knowing that. good source thru amazon.

going to build a platform to stand on as I struggle most with reaching up over the roof when spraying. darn shaky hand.

I see on videos lots of pros just use the orange tip for everything to. i'm just to new to all this to understand the whys and hows.

i'm hoping I can replicate an "oem" quality paint job and dare I even say it, maybe a bit better?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2023 10:46 am
I see the fake question asked a lot. to help others here is the main difference from the real deal tulip shape on the left of the iwata LPH400 and a no where near the same junk fake on the right.

i'm sure there are other differences as well. also the real deals have a hologram on them that like a marking on a dollar bill are very difficult to replicate and the fakers don't go that far. but the tulip shape is the biggi I had researched. that and call and verify the seller is the real deal if really worried.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2023 4:50 pm
'68 Coronet R/T wrote:All I have is the 1.4 Silver cap, use it for Epoxy primer, Base and Clear.

Try keeping the gun tip 4-5" from the surface while spraying. That should help it flow better and reduce your orange peel. Practice moving your hand from right to left, then left to right at 12" intervals while saying 1/1000 (about 1 second) per pass. That should get your gun speed close.



Sprayed my last coat of final epoxy primer today. officially ready for paint! excited.

so used the new iwata lph400 1.4 for the first time today. real surprised at the low pressure and great atomitization even with primer. big difference from my other gun. I used the 1/1000 count I had never thought of that and it helped a lot.

I really think the 1.4 actually helps me personally, over a 1.3, a lot. I say this because I tend to move to fast and have to get used to spraying closer to the surface. I kept reminding myself to count. I don't know why I always think I have to hurry. I kept stopping and telling myself calm and slow. took breif breaks to rest my hand and such. it all helped.

very much looking forward to spraying real deal paint! i'm enjoying the restoration again. iv'e always enjoyed it but it does get to a "when will it end" on some of the sanding and body work process.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2023 8:46 pm
so I have painted a car with my 1.3 tip sharpe gun. was my first job but I was struggling and a bit frustrated and surprised at the time thinking the way it sprayed was just the way it was.

yesterday I sprayed for the first time a lucern blue metalic on my hood scoop. I used the orange cap for the base coat and the silver for the clear. this is only my second car to paint. my awata LPH400 with the 1.4 tip was awesome to use. money well spent. the result speaks for itself I think.

as a fairly new rookie at this i'll say don't cheap out if u want a decent job plus u will enjoy it because the gun will work lol.

the scoop has not been cut/buffed/polished at all and it won't be. out of the gun result plenty good for me.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2023 11:14 am
Eric, do you have a build thread on the Trans AM? I'd love to follow you through this venture.



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I also would like to see your 2nd Gen pics of the build.

I am knee deep in a 1970 Bird build Still ordering a few more parts and storing them for the finally of my build started many years ago, I am close to being able to get back into it with Paint, Its a custom build nothing is numbers matching as it was born a Plane Jane 350 Esprit. and totally trashed out when I got it nothing worth saving or reselling.

Build Will include:
E head Ram air 4 heads, date code correct 455, Dyno tuning, Munci M23 4sp, 12 bolt w/373 gears with after market AC and a few other mild tasteful Mods :twisted:

It will be sold at auction after completion BUT will NOT be given away!
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