posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 12:05 AM
The 15 dollar hvlp sprayer works great from Harbor Freight. Believe it or not.
It requires an air compressor drained of water, hose and a line dryer/water seperator for the hose. Read tips on setup online. Excess moisture in
, line,or air will show up as a fog in the paint, and extreme fog in clearcoat
You really have to watch air speed, needle settings, temp and humidity. I would recommend a 2 part paint, it's the only one that will hold up.
Use a high build primer first and sand smooth. Wet sand with 2000+ grit wet/dry paper, you can feel it float on the water and wash paint build up
from sandpaper, of it gets gritty clean paper. Finish w high speed buffer, clean, wax remove and clear coat. Polish again, then wax after a couple
weeks of cure time...There are some good guides out there on the net.
An airless sprayer would absolutely destroy a car paint job. You would get better results with a spraypaint can fogging each layer on.
Thats the main trick to car painting. Not too much at once, so it runs. First coat is a tack coat only. Ignore color coverage and mist thin, even
layer over whole car. 12-15 min, immediately after shininess leaves, apply next coat, watch glossiness leave, then apply subsequent coats to your
liking, or coverage. Each new coat it thin enough to not run.. Runs can be wetsanded between coats.
Practice on something, so u can back pressure down enough for it to not bounce and orange peel it.
Match the cfm of the sprayer w ac cfm. The Harbor Freight one is perfect for painting a car w a light duty compressor.