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Can i shoot epoxy primer with a 33gal compressor and cheapie gun?

Reading the por-15 thread got me thinking i might like to use an epoxy primer on the interior portion of my front pan repair instead of POR (which i am using on the outside and have already used in the battery boxes).

I have a 33gal. air compressor and have seen paint guns for $30 at harbor freight. will i get a nicer finish (and better rust protection) by using such a setup to spray an epoxy primer? If I could do this cheap enough i kinda like the idea of doing the entire trunk in a battleship grey color; or maybe just spray black over the primer....

thoughts on this?
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no problem with that set-up. I use PPG DPLF epoxy mixed for slow cure. has a week pot life and sticks like crazy.
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I use a cheapo Cambell Hausfeild gun for my primer work. Primers (especially epoxies)also need a bigger orifice and needle than topcoat paint. I save my good Devillbiss guns for my topcoats
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Actually I just used my Devilbiss 670 Plus gun with a 1.3 or 1.4 tip to spray PPG epoxy and it went down real smooth and easy. I cleaned it very well afterwords and I see no problem. See my thread above for pics. That gun rocks!
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Keep in mind, its not the size of the storage tank the compressor has, its the CFM it puts out. To be on the safe side, you need a compressor that puts out around 10CFM at 75 psi minimal to spray a sizeable area (whole side of car or more). Since you are spraying a small area, a small compressor will work fine.
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thanks guys. after seeing DRM05's application in his trunk with a schutz gun and Wurth SKS (guessing it's SKS, not confirmed yet) I am thinking i'll go that route.
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Harbor freight sells awesome hvlp guns for $19. Use it and throw away. Dont
ruin a good gun.
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