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    after various quotes to have spoilers etc sprayed and shocked by the cost, and more spraying needed in the future i have decided to do some costings for my own air compressor / sprayer set up.

    would also like to run a tyre inflator and air ratchet. will this compressor do what i want, main use will be for spraying bits and pieces.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3706342935...84.m1423.l2649

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    have you ever spray painted before?

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    should be big enough for small jobs like you have mentioned

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    no, but after a weeks practice it should be easy to pick up? i know it will have more to do with having the gun set up correctly, paint mixed correctly etc, just thinking might aswell give it a go, as said for the price of having a shop spray my things i can buy a compressor set up, after seeing the finish that can be had with with rattle cans, was thinking the air gun would improove on that even more mate?

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    i painted a mates spoiler and made a mess of it lol would hate you to wast money on a set-up

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    the correct gravity of the paint ect and the prep work is where most of the skill is

    the actual painting is where patience comes in most pile the paint on and get a run so they try and paint over the run making it even worse

    the other thing is spraying outside means dust and insects ect

    make sure you get a filter for the compressor to stop water from blowing in to the gun too

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    yes its all in the prep and i have it in my mind that less is more (in terms of applying the paint), john i have also read through research that i need a filter.

    have also been looking at air brushes, would these be better to learn with (more control less paint coming out), would a air brush paint a spoiler etc? i know this would take longer, or is a air brush no good for actually spraying larger items?

    as id only be spraying small items, i should have enough space in the shed/s to do it indoors

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    air brush is for detailed work i wouldnt use it for anything big you can get small sized guns to do it

    i have an electric spray gun its not bad but vibrates in your hand and its not exactly silent

    if your going to do it in doors think about an extractor and an air fed mask or you will be sneezing some strange shades

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06sri View Post
    no, but after a weeks practice it should be easy to pick up?
    dam, wish i'd of known that before wasting 3 years at college and then a number of years after that being paid **** all in a bodyshop

    it really isn't as cheap as you think, you need compressor, water trap, air line, good quality gun(s), painting with 2k paints you will need an air fed mask because 2k paint is poisonous and that compressor won't run a gun and an air fed mask so you'll need another compressor for that.
    then you have all your paint materials, (basecoat, thinners, lacquer, hardener, mixing cups, mixing sticks, paint strainers, panel wipe, blue cloth for using with the panel wipe)
    then you'll have your sanding materials, (da sander, da discs in all different grades, wet and dry paper in all different grades, rubber sanding block, rigid sanding blocks)
    then you'll need a well lit, clean, dust free and well ventilated area to paint in and all this is just for starters

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    only painting a spoiler and some splitters, no need to go overboard.

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