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Painting a car... #4758644
05/16/18 09:27 AM
05/16/18 09:27 AM
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mattwithcats Offline OP
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Got a few spots on the car that need touchup.

More than what a paint pen can fix...

By the time I get an aerosol can mixed with the right color, I can buy a spray gun and a pint of paint...

Anyone used this detal sprayer?
https://www.harborfreight.com/adjustable-detail-spray-gun-92126.html

Any recommendations on paint or spray guns?


2009 Smart Pure
Pennzoil Platinum Euro 0W-40, Purolator Synthetic PSL 14610, 45 mpg...
185/55R15 General HP tires, "H" speed rated, 44 psi (300 kpa)
Re: Painting a car... [Re: mattwithcats] #4758682
05/16/18 10:09 AM
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I have something similar from HF. I have used it to paint whole sections of a car. I like it because it doesn't require a huge compressor to work. I just had to refill it a couple of times.

Re: Painting a car... [Re: mattwithcats] #4758719
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I use it to make custom license plates and cell phone covers. It actually works very well for the money. No matter what you use never forget or disregard fundamental procedures. There are 5 things that always screw up a rattle can job 2 of which are in your control and 3 of which are not. Prep work and local area condition are usually in your control. Maintaining the right pressure, the fact that the paint is premixed in the can, and the finger nozzle is never quite as good as a quality air cap are not completely controllable ...

Re: Painting a car... [Re: mattwithcats] #4758732
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Re: Painting a car... [Re: mattwithcats] #4758820
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I've used one of those to paint a bike, it works decently but you need a compressor that can keep up.

But also, keep in mind better automotive paint systems are a little finicky when it comes to their use and you'll have hardeners that will go bad. I think just buying rattlecan primer/clear and mixed paint in a spraycan would be better. SprayMax does make a good 2K primer and clear.


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