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    DIY Spraying kits?

    Can anyone recommend a fairly decent yet cheap DIY spraying kit, ie compressor and spray gun.

    Have been having a look on the net and i think the best and cheapest way is to go down the HVLP route. Dont really want to be spending much more than £50 if it can be helped.

    Any recommendations or tips on where to buy will be most welcome

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    I used an Apollo AP400 Spraymate:



    With a bit of tweaking and experimentation, it can give a finish rivalling a traditional setup. It was about £100 tho, and it seems like it's been superceded by a newer model:

    http://www.axminster.co.uk/product.a...sfile=1&jump=0

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    Yeah just owndering if something like this would be up to the job:

    http://www.axminster.co.uk/product-E...tem-781239.htm

    Not sure what sort of figures/specs i should be looking at really if htat makes sense.

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    What are you going to be spraying mate?
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    Will be wanting to do interior plastics, engine bay plastics and probably redo the grill and rear bump strip.

    Depending on how that goes, may even look at doing the bumper body work myself etc so potentially respraying that as well.

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    If you're gonna be doing any kind of bodywork, I would try and go that bit extra if you can. The one you're looking at has a fairly big needle on it (2.0mm), you might have a bit too much flow on it and have trouble with atomisation. Mine came with a 1.8 and a 1.2... I used the 1.2 for base and clearcote. Best to do a bit or research to see if you can find anyone whose used one, my bet is that it may be a bit too rough/cheap for auto refinishing tho

    Be fine for spraying your front door tho

    EDIT: Also look at getting some colour-matched aerosols made up, it may work out cheaper. Any autopaint shop should be able to accomodate, just not Halfords!
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    2.0 tip is for heavy primer for the base coat you dont want nothing more than a 1.4 tip.
    you would have to use water based paint now as solvent base coat is now almost gone(which is cr*p)
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdbutler10 View Post
    2.0 tip is for heavy primer for the base coat you dont want nothing more than a 1.4 tip.
    you would have to use water based paint now as solvent base coat is now almost gone(which is cr*p)
    Aint it just lol Double the drying time and less paint when mixed
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    water base paint is just a waste of time. 1lt of solvent was about £35 and mixed up to 2lts this water base is £60 a ltr and mixes up to 1.1ltr lol
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    I have an HVLP system, and I must admint it 1st its hard trying to get the right settings etc, but once you get used to the mixture and the correct pressure etc it works a atreat

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