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I’m going to be painting a camper shell, fender flares, handles, mirrors…etc. What kind of sprayers do you guys have or are there any that you would suggest I get to start my project?? I’m looking at getting a set up like the one below. What do you think, will that work for me?? Also, is there anything I need to look out for when buying a sprayer??

Its an campbell-hausfeld gun

Powered Painter
Model: EZ322B00AV

Durable carbide piston for long life when using latex paints
Convenient visual instructions for simple setup and fast cleanup
Wide mouth canister for easier pouring and cleaning
Tapered canister keeps paint pooled for less waste and 'spitting'

Warranty: 1-Year
Approx. Retail-New Unit: $96.00



The EZ322B, Powered Painter was chosen 3-to-1 over competitors in consumer market testing for the best spray pattern, lightest gun and quietest operation. Its easy grip base provides finger holds for stable tightening or loosening. The stain tip included is designed to spray bigger range of coatings. The suction lid and hose fits one-gallon paint buckets to draw coating directly from can. It sprays latex and oil paint. The durable aluminum housing cleans in a snap with the 3-step use and clean feature. The Powered Painter system includes: the Powered Painter, two spray tips, faucet adapter, cleaning brush, replacement valves and lubricant, paint can lid and suction set, viscosity/stir stick. Specifications: Power Requirement: 85 watts, Performance: 2000 psi, Surface Coverage: up to 16 sq. ft./min., Canister Capacity: 1 quart, Tip Size(s): .6 & .8 mm, Weight 4.5 lbs.

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Andy said:
I think that is for painting wood. You need one that hooks to a compressor like these
http://www.chpower.com/catalog/cata...e=Air Tools&categoryid=113&subcategoryid=2105

Thanks for the link Andy

Do you know if there’re very hard to use, like adjusting the spray and etc…


Also, if I did use that set up, the air compressor I use has some water that usually comes out with the air. Would I have to get some kind of filter so it wouldn’t mix with the paint??

Thanks, Greg
 

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okie_in_cali said:
Thanks for the link Andy

Do you know if there’re very hard to use, like adjusting the spray and etc…


Also, if I did use that set up, the air compressor I use has some water that usually comes out with the air. Would I have to get some kind of filter so it wouldn’t mix with the paint??

Thanks, Greg
i have no clue to be honest with you, talk to y2ksierra
 

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Thank's a lot guys! :shake:

supermachine said:
i'd go with a nice devilbiss model like this one...

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=34775

i have it, LOVE it, and it's super easy to use, that and you'd need either like a 20 dollar water seperator or a 4 dollar inline filter, i'd spend the 20 though and get a filter right @ the compressor

BTW... what kinda compressor r u using???
Compressor...an old school one...lol...Its a hand-me down from my uncles. It has a 5HP motor...I think.... and a 85 gallon tank under it. I dont know that brand or anything right now, but when I get back home (Oklahoma) in a few days I could give you that info.

I saw on the link you gave me that it says to use a 2or3HP compressor if I have to use one that small I can make that happen, but do I?
 

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supermachine said:
right on, whatever you do, get a gravity feed gun. sears has one for $110 if you want to save a couple bucks. i use a siphon feed gun myself, it sprays nicely but there's always a few ounces of paint in the cup that goes to waste.

Dark Eternal said:
yes you need a seperator
might not be a bad idea to get an all in one if you're going to be doing a lot of painting. sharpe makes a nice wall mount unit with a filter, separator, and pressue regulator.
 

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hovisimo said:
right on, whatever you do, get a gravity feed gun. sears has one for $110 if you want to save a couple bucks. i use a siphon feed gun myself, it sprays nicely but there's always a few ounces of paint in the cup that goes to waste.



might not be a bad idea to get an all in one if you're going to be doing a lot of painting. sharpe makes a nice wall mount unit with a filter, separator, and pressue regulator.

make sure you only get a water seperator, do not get a FRL ( filter regulate lubricate) unit, or you'll end up with oils in your paints, i just use a water seperator and oil my tools up before use, that way theres no oil in my lines/paint, i just put 3 drops in beofre use on my non painting tools
 

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Def get a water seperater. Its a necessity for painting and it will help prolong the life of your air tools. I'm big on the whole buying something once thing.. so get a good seperator. cheap ones dont always get it all out.some moisture may still come out, but thats from air rapidly expanding. Def get a hvlp gun. Much better spraying and uses less paint. Def the way to go.
 

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Don't mount the separator close to the compressor. You need 10 to 15 feet of line between the two. That allows the hot air to cool and the water to condense out. When painting I hang a bucket of icewater on the separator to draw more water & oil out. For show quality work I use a special three stage separator system with desesicant crystals in the final stage.

Also don't use the same air hose that's been run without a dryer. It could have water, oil or other contaminants inside the hose. The last thing you want when laying down the final coat is some crap spitting out of the hose because you thought you could cut corners.

What do I know about compressed air systems? I specified, designed and installed a 50 HP scroll compressor with 500gal. tank and refrigerated dryer system for a 90,000 sqft. machine shop. I added a 20 HP scroll a year later to cut down on the electric bill. It was set up to run 24/7 with the 50HP on standby to make up pressure & volume. Also added another 500 gal. tank 300 feet away from the compressor at the end of the line to compensate pressure drop. Main lines were 2" ID in the ceiling with drop legs & separators at every CNC machine tool. For the QA department I added another powered dryer that reheated the air going into the Validators to prevent thermal shrinkage.

OK, I won't bore you with any more details....
 
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