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Officially Tucking Tire
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So I got this kit for my bitrhday back in March...

StartingLine by DeVilbiss
StartingLine Topcoat, Prime & Touch-Up System
Includes 1 Full Size & 1 Mini HVLP Spray Gun

••1 - Basecoat, Clearcoat and Topcoat Spray Gun
••1 - Detail & Touch-Up Spray Gun

This 2 Gun System is perfect for the Handyman, Craftsman, Hobbyist and the Do-It-Yourselfer!

It allows you to Spray the Full Spectrum of Coatings
for any size Project Large or Small.
Kit Contains:

••1 Full Size STARTINGLINE HVLP Gravity Feed Paint Spray Gun with a 1.3mm (Finish Coat) Fluid Tip and a 600cc (20 oz.) Metal Cup. This 1.3mm set-up is ideal for the Atomization of Basecoats, Clear Coats, and other Light Viscosity Coatings. Spray Gun Specifications: 30 PSI inlet pressure delivers 10 PSI air cap pressure at 13 CFM air volume.
••1.8mm (Priming) Fluid Tip and Needle. Use this 1.8mm set-up for Primers, Sealers, Thinned Latex/Oil Base, and other Medium to Heavy Viscosity Coatings.

••1 Mini-Size Touch-Up STARTINGLINE HVLP Gravity Feed Paint Spray Gun with a 1.0mm Fluid Tip and a 250cc (8.5 oz.) Metal Cup. This 1.0mm set-up is suitable for Spot Repairs using a variety of Coatings. Touch-Up Spray Gun Specifications: 30 PSI inlet pressure delivers 10 PSI air cap pressure at 8 CFM air volume

Also Includes: Air Regulator with Gauge, Gun Cleaning Brush Set, Gun Maintenance Wrench, Blow-Molded Storage and Carrying Case.



••Spray Gun Rebuild Kits are available ••Includes 1 Year Limited Warranty
...and I would rather spend the money it would cost to have my parts painted on a compressor and materials to do it myself.

I currently have a 2ga. compressor, but doubt thats enough.

ill only be painting parts like bumper caps, dashes, etc. biggest thing I might paint would be a hood if I feel comfortable when the times comes. I would also like to tint taillights.

I have a paint store local to me that I can got to for materials,(http://stores.sanleandrocolor.com/StoreFront.bok)

I need help on gun setup, choosing materials, and spraying techniques.

THANKS IN ADVANCE!:shake:
 

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Officially Tucking Tire
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iirc its GM 805K dark spiral gray.
 

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San Leandro color is the place to go from what I hear.... I'll be heading there whenever I decide to fix the side of my honda where I smashed it in.
 

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I have a 33 gallon craftsman single stage compressor I used to paint my bike fairings and it worked perfect. Running about 30 psi regulated let me paint everything (sealer, base and clear) in two tank fulls of air. I run a water trap at the compressor and at the gun and never have problems with water contamination.
 

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I have a 33 gallon craftsman single stage compressor I used to paint my bike fairings and it worked perfect. Running about 30 psi regulated let me paint everything (sealer, base and clear) in two tank fulls of air. I run a water trap at the compressor and at the gun and never have problems with water contamination.
Just like he said. I have the same size. Make sure you get one with a high CFM, and a water trap is a must. I painted both of my bikes with no problem. Check out my photo album.
 

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San Leandro color is the place to go from what I hear.... I'll be heading there whenever I decide to fix the side of my honda where I smashed it in.
how the fuck do you smash a little ass honda?:rofljest:
the smell in the store is insane!:insane:
I have a 33 gallon craftsman single stage compressor I used to paint my bike fairings and it worked perfect. Running about 30 psi regulated let me paint everything (sealer, base and clear) in two tank fulls of air. I run a water trap at the compressor and at the gun and never have problems with water contamination.
Just like he said. I have the same size. Make sure you get one with a high CFM, and a water trap is a must. I painted both of my bikes with no problem. Check out my photo album.
how is this compressor?
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_...Air+Compressors+&+Inflators#descriptionAnchor
 

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that color has a lot of metallic. it may be tricky for a beginner. just make sure your spraying technique is constant.
 

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how the fuck do you smash a little ass honda?:rofljest:
I made a turn like I was in the truck at 4am tired as fuck...turns out the little fucker turns pretty sharp compared to the truck and nailed a pole
 

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you'll probably have to specify what clear and base you are using so they can tell you how much and which reducers, activators, hardeners, etc you will need
 

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all the mixing ratios should be on the stuff that you buy. go to the paint store and pick up a couple mixing cups that have the mix ratio's already printed on them
 

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you'll probably have to specify what clear and base you are using so they can tell you how much and which reducers, activators, hardeners, etc you will need
i was thinking ppg, but still have no idea what to use.
get you some scrap sheet metal and practice technique before painting something you care about.
:hmm:ill have to see what i have.
all the mixing ratios should be on the stuff that you buy. go to the paint store and pick up a couple mixing cups that have the mix ratio's already printed on them
ill be sure to pic some up...

what are some good brands to go with?
will i have to buy reducers, activators, hardeners, etc seperately?
 
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