Paint Gun Size

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Paint Gun Size

Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » March 1st, 2013, 8:45 am

I'm getting ready to paint my new cooker but need to buy a new spray gun. I've never shot Rust-oleum High Heat paint out of a HPLV gun before and am wondering what the recommend tip size is. 1.4, 1.8 or 2.3?
Any feedback would be appreciated.


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Re: Paint Gun Size

Post by Frank_Cox » March 2nd, 2013, 12:09 am

I have been using the gravity feed gun from lowes and using the tip it comes with it. I think the gun costs around $45.00


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Re: Paint Gun Size

Post by Gizmo » March 2nd, 2013, 6:16 am

Don't let him fool ya clover!

His gun was free with purchase of fork lift! Frank sucks more every day!

and that's all I have to say about that ...


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Re: Paint Gun Size

Post by Frank_Cox » March 2nd, 2013, 4:45 pm

haha, wait till I get my Bridgeport Mill!!!


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Re: Paint Gun Size

Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » March 2nd, 2013, 5:36 pm

What to you have to buy to get a free Bridgeport?


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Re: Paint Gun Size

Post by Gizmo » March 2nd, 2013, 7:55 pm

A subdivision ... :D


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Post by Frank_Cox » March 3rd, 2013, 12:44 am

haha, I wish it was free!!!!! :BDHorse:


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Re: Paint Gun Size

Post by Tom_Heath » March 3rd, 2013, 12:51 am

I use the el cheep-o from harbor freight that cost a staggering 14.99

We have a guy at work, that all he does is blast tape and paint. He uses the same gun, last about a year painting about every third day, all day.

Just sayin.

I just thin mine till I get the spray I like.


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Re: Paint Gun Size

Post by Gizmo » March 3rd, 2013, 7:11 am

I was just sayin' the other day that SmokerTom's paint jobs looked like he did 'em with a fifteen dollar paint gun ...

You're so much fun to razz tom! :D

Actually - painters are like "Q" guys - If you know your equipment you can do amazing things with what seems like the wrong (cheap) gear.


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Re: Paint Gun Size

Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » March 3rd, 2013, 8:40 am

Thanks for spray gun advise guys. It's amazing how many other things you can learn on this site by just asking one simple question. Here is a recap of what I learned.

1. You get a "free" spray gun with the purchase of a forklift
2. You get a "free" Bridgeport with the purchase of a subdivision
3. SmokerTom needs a new paint gun.
4. Rick like to stir the pot.
5. There is a bunch of guys out there that someday I hope to meet in person.

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Re: Paint Gun Size

Post by Smokeone » March 3rd, 2013, 8:51 am

Priceless! :beer:


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Re: Paint Gun Size

Post by Gizmo » March 3rd, 2013, 9:18 am

BS! :BS:

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Re: Paint Gun Size

Post by Tom_Heath » March 3rd, 2013, 10:46 am

Really !! Do you guys have any idea how hard it was to spray muratic acid on the chuterdo to get the patena look?



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Post by Gizmo » March 3rd, 2013, 4:02 pm

:violin:


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Post by Smokeone » March 3rd, 2013, 4:47 pm

Now we know where that smell came from. :D


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Re: Paint Gun Size

Post by Fordf100 » June 6th, 2013, 9:44 pm

Actually a 1.8 nozzle would be perfect for the rust oleum . If it acts like it don't want to spray add a little mineral spirits to it thin it down a bit and you'll be good to go 40 - 50 pounds pressure are yer right in there . Good luck , if ya got any paint ?,s feel free to ask me ... I have been painting professionally for over 25 years.(not bragging) I still am learning new things



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Re: Paint Gun Size

Post by Tom_Heath » December 5th, 2014, 3:16 am

Old thread, new question.

I thought we used acetone to thin the rust o lieum high heat paint. ??

I havent used it in a while, since I have been using a reducer from the farm store alone with a glosser/hardner.

It seems to get rid of the problem of the paint still finger printing for 2 or 3 weeks.

And it slightly changes the color as the gloss comes out.


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Re: Paint Gun Size

Post by Pennywise » December 5th, 2014, 7:22 am

I learned they have no clue what tip they use, just using the one that came on it. :BDHorse:



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Post by Rodcrafter » December 5th, 2014, 7:32 am

=)) That's what I got out of it too.


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Re: Paint Gun Size

Post by Tom_Heath » December 6th, 2014, 4:08 am

LOL. Glad we could clear that up. Oh heck, no one mentioned that we never clean the gun until the next paint.


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Re: Paint Gun Size

Post by Pete Mazz » December 6th, 2014, 6:01 am

I've seen the $15 HVLP gun from HF and it looks damn nice for the 10x the price. I usually only shoot lacquers and use a 1.2 needle @ ~30 PSI. If the Rustoleum is oil based, I would use naphtha instead of mineral spirits to shorten dry time.


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