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Forum topic by Paul posted 03-13-2010 02:21 PM 1775 views 1 time favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Paul

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03-13-2010 02:21 PM

I am looking for a good to better all around spray gun. I would like to start spraying finishes.
Which spray will be most universal handling water base paints and oil base finishes as well?
And which is the preferred gravity feed or with the cup on the handle? It seems to me that the gravity feeds can’t be tall and cumbersome in the corners.. am I right?
I don’t wan to deal with an entire spray system and I do have an air compressor in the garage.


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iamwelty

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#1 posted 03-13-2010 02:56 PM

I’ve The got both. I like siphon feed if I’m painting large flat panels (painting cars) I like the gravity feed guns when I’m painting smaller pieces or pieces I may need to have the gun upside down as I rotate the gun to spray different angles. The siphon feed guns won’t spray if suction tube is out of the paint. I like using paint pouches for the gravity feed guns which makes clean up easier and prevents drips from the air hole at the top of the cup. If you’re using the gun for wood projects, I’d go with a gravity feed HVLP gun.

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#2 posted 03-13-2010 03:02 PM

I’ use a Binks 2001 cup gun i’ve had for prob 15 years. Can’t say i’ve ever experienced a better all around gun.

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#3 posted 03-16-2010 08:46 AM

Ok so here’ where I”m confused…. With a gravity feed gun how is it possible to spray upside down?
When the gun is tilted over doesn’t it loose the constant flow of paint?

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#4 posted 03-16-2010 02:03 PM

http://www.sjdiscounttools.com/devomx70k48.html

Good question… I get disposable plastic liners for my cups. They have a zip lock top and a bottom plug that inserts into the flow tube at the bottom of the gun cup. You pour your strained paint material into the plastic liner, seal the top, put on your paint cup top and VIOLA, you can spray the gun upside down, behind your back…. makes it easy to spray the underside of objects and awkward angles…. makes gun clean up easier also. I bought a zillion of them on close out at the local Sears store. They would not work in a siphon gun though. I agree with miles125 on the Binks 2001… it’s a fantastic gun and is my favorite. I do use my HVLP alot though…

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