[DeTomaso] Auto Painting

John Taphorn jtaphorn at kingwoodcable.com
Mon Jan 17 20:17:04 EST 2011

Several of us have been detailing Rob Pink's Pantera's rear engine bay.  It's been a long project; however, with several of us sanding and doing metal work, we have had a fun time tackling it.  We sprayed PPG Concept Acrylic Urethane on our nicely sanded Primer Filler 2K on Saturday and ended up with lots of orange peel.  I suspect a combination of temps slightly below the limits of the reducer, a Chinese HVLP knock off and any other number of elements which can influence such things contributed.  

Anyway, we have got more sanding ahead of us and will endeavor to respray another top coat when the weather is warmer.  However, we have more paint projects on the horizon and would like to acquire a better HVLP gun.  Preferably suited for base and clear coats.  The idea of one gun for both and a change of tips is fine.  We'd probably continue with the Chinese knock-offs for primer filler.

Anyone with real experience in these matters that has preference?  

We are considering the SATAjet 3000 B, Iwata LPH 400LV, or DeVilbiss GFG-670


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