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Forum topic by SweetTea posted 07-31-2017 09:38 AM 1712 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SweetTea

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07-31-2017 09:38 AM

So I picked up a paint pot the other day from Harbor Freight. Not the small kit that they offer but the big stand alone paint pot they sell. I got my big 5HP Ingersoll Rand air compressor the other day so I am all set to spray from either a paint pot or standard HVLP gun. I need suggestions on what gun to choose for running the paint pots. My budget is below $250. Will be spraying nothing but latex acrylic paint and primer.

Also, i would like to get some opinions on whether I could get just as good of a finish, spraying water based poly using an airless sprayer versus a HVLP gun? I have been using airless sprayers to spray both latex primer, paint and water based poly, but the amount of materials that I go through is hurting my bottom line.


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#1 posted 07-31-2017 06:30 PM

For your paint pot I recommend you getting high quality hoses. Your going to have this a long time.

I use Boston Nyall for my material hose and just a good heavy duty rubber hose for the air line.
You can use any guns but the cheapies are bulky and heavy.
I use Binks 2001 guns. (even though they are starting to get out dated) I like them because they are light weight and balanced real well.
They’re also easy to get different size caps, nozzles and needles to dial in whatever materials you are going to spray.

I also recommend you get dedicated pots for lacquers and paints. Always run the same type materials from each pot.
I use precat lacquer and leave the material in the pot until next use.
My waterbase / latex pots I clean out after each project.

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#2 posted 07-31-2017 06:56 PM

We’ve used several guns with our paint pots.
The longest running ones have been Binks Mach 1 and Mach 1SL. I think we might even have a 2001 which is similar. But as JBay says, they’re getting outdated. I can still get parts, but the guns no longer in the Binks catalog. This means they’re being phased out.
The sales reps that come around are always pushing us toward a Devilbiss (or Binks?) Compact. There are several models, but only one near your price range.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#3 posted 08-01-2017 08:58 AM

I can’t afford any of the new Binks or Devilbiss guns as they are more than twice my budget at around $600-$800 and up. I can, however, get a used Binks Mach 1 or similar used Binks guns for around $150-$280. Would it be a good solution to drop $150 for a used Binks Mach 1 as opposed to purchasing a newer, lesser, cheaper gun? The old Binks got excellent reviews. The top end of my budget is below $250.

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#4 posted 08-01-2017 01:30 PM

There are different models of that compact gun. Only one is down near the $300 mark though.
So I don’t know what to tell you.
If you can get the Mach 1 cheap, and then buy a few rebuild kits, needles and seats, then go for it. Just know it’ll be harder to get parts in a few years. But those darn parts aren’t cheap either.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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SweetTea

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#5 posted 08-03-2017 10:35 AM



There are different models of that compact gun. Only one is down near the $300 mark though.
So I don t know what to tell you.
If you can get the Mach 1 cheap, and then buy a few rebuild kits, needles and seats, then go for it. Just know it ll be harder to get parts in a few years. But those darn parts aren t cheap either.

- Underdog

I can get a slightly used Binks Mach 1 for under $300 locally from a guy that I know took care of his stuff. I am not sure what parts he has to go with it. What needle sizes would you recommend that I pick up? I plan to only spray latex acrylic paint and primer with this unit. It beats spending over $1,000 on a 4 or 5 stage turbin unit.

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#6 posted 08-03-2017 11:10 AM


There are different models of that compact gun. Only one is down near the $300 mark though.
So I don t know what to tell you.
If you can get the Mach 1 cheap, and then buy a few rebuild kits, needles and seats, then go for it. Just know it ll be harder to get parts in a few years. But those darn parts aren t cheap either.

- Underdog

I can get a slightly used Binks Mach 1 for under $300 locally from a guy that I know took care of his stuff. I am not sure what parts he has to go with it. What needle sizes would you recommend that I pick up? I plan to only spray latex acrylic paint and primer with this unit. It beats spending over $1,000 on a 4 or 5 stage turbin unit.

- SweetTea


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#7 posted 08-03-2017 11:11 AM

have you considered an airless

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SweetTea

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#8 posted 08-04-2017 08:48 AM



have you considered an airless

- cabmaker

An airless is what I have been using up until now. There are two reasons that I want to get away from using an airless. The first and primary reason is because it uses so much materials, especially compared to an HVLP type of setup. The second reason is because I believe that I can get a better quality finish by going with the Binks Mach 1 or similar HVLP gun connected to air compressor, or a turbin HVLP. It’s hard to paint inside edges with an airless simply because of the amount of materials it puts out. The Binks gun with a paint pot, or HVLP gun+compressor, or turbin HVLP should give me substantially more control, and save a but load of materials.

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jbay

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#9 posted 08-04-2017 01:19 PM

I believe the airless type your using is of the go out and paint your house type.
cabmaker, I believe, is talking about an airless with air assist. (Google it)
These have much more control of your material and the air assist lets you atomize the material.
Made much more for furniture spraying.
These can be expensive, though they are nice. I’ve never used one, but demo’d one at a show.

-- If anyone would like to see my Portfolio, PM me and I would be glad to send you the link.

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