31 thoughts on “DIY Spray Gun Tips – Choosing The Right Spray Gun For The Job

  1. Yes, the terms: primer surfacer, primer filler, high build primer, fill primer are the same thing. Basically, this is the primer used to fill scratched and other imperfections. This primer must be sanded. Thanks for the question. Other's out there may be wondering the same thing.

  2. We love ours. We've had really good luck with it and it sprays excellent. Thanks for watching and commenting.

  3. Great video. But from my experience, one gun such as a 1.7 will work for all jobs. You just have to adjust the fluid flow, air pressure and pattern and move fast or slow across the panel as the material lays down. Also the kind of clear is important also such as thick high solids and thinner types such as finish one, etc. But most importantly, all of that will come with experience.

  4. I would use the 1.3. This is the best overall tip I like to use. 1.4 works well for primer sealer and 1.2 will work or spot jobs. I really depends on your preferences and how you like to spray. Some people prefer the 1.4 for clear coat, but I prefer a 1.3 for clear also.

  5. With the Iwata LPH400 have you noticed a difference between the orange cap and the silver cap when applying clear? I currently have the orange cap 1.3 one that I use for both clear and base and was considering buying the Silver cap.

  6. The LPH 400 silver cap is 1.4, which can be used for clear coat. I've used the orange and silver for clear and they both work great. If you want to get more clear on the surface faster, than you may like the silver cap better. This is just preference. I've had the best results with 1.3. Talk to who you buy your paint guns from and see if they have a loaner they can let you use. Sometimes they have one for that purpose. This way you can see which one works best for you. Thanks!

  7. Do you have a opinion about Esatwood paint guns for the DIY job? Doing a frame off on a 59 Buick would a DIY paint gun produce great finishes?

  8. I have heard that they have good guns, but I have never used one. I do like a lot of Eastwood products, so I think it would probably be a good gun, but can't say for sure. Perhaps someone will comment to us that has used one to let us know how they like it.

  9. Hi, Donnie, Thanks for this video is very interesting. Donnie I need an important advise from I'm just a beginner on automotive painting you at this moment I don't have any spray gun and I'm thinking to buy a new one but I'm so confused that I don't know what is the right spray gun for me I'm planning to use these gun for paint the engine bay, bumper, fenders of my car , I've check 2 interesting Spray gun one is from DeVilbiss and the other is from 3M ACCUSPRAY GUN
    My important question is which of them do I have to buy the ACCUSPRAY GUN OR DeVilbiss SPRAY GUN?, WHICH ONE IS THE BEST RESULT?


    FROM AMAZON.COM 3M 16580 Accuspray Spray Gun System with Standard PPS:

    FROM EBAY.COM DeVilbiss Paint Gun Gravity 1.3mm Nozzle Nickel Plated Kit 802343:


  10. good information even after all these years. I had wondered about different nozzles sizes and what they meant, what paint types used what size nozzle. Good video.

  11. I am new to the auto paint world .
    What happens if you spray epoxy primer with anything under 1.8 ??
    Thank you

  12. You said this gun was 1.8 is that inches or centimeters, and is that the measurement for the air inlet ? sounds awful big for an air hose doesn't it ?

  13. Could I use this paint to paint my house or garage or furniture? in other words, since I already have a compressor should I invest on a wagner house paint spray machine, or should I get a regular Paint gun for my air compressor ? what is the difference?

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