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'Hobby' Spray Gun/Compressor #654089
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Finally managed to find the correct paint for my car, so going to start touching up the plethora of chips and scratches in the paintwork.

Any recommendations for a hobby mini spray gun/compressor that would be up for the job?


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practice on a seperate panel not on your car until you are happy..its not as easy as it looks to blend in the paint...


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Yep, will do lots practice first - just need to get some kit that's not going to cost a fortune smile


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PM StewartS he has demonstrated some really good results on here to his Roadster and maybe has some good advice.


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Found the thread- thankyou.

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Re: 'Hobby' Spray Gun/Compressor [Re: TBM] #654119
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For a really good job, you probably need a compressor that's capable of delivering about 10 cubic foot per minute.

You don't say what paint you will be using. If you are using two pack, you will need probably upwards of 18 cm to run both the spray gun and a air feed mask

For a spray gun I'd recommend a gravity fed De Vilbiss FLG 5. Not a bad little gun for the price and with good service parts. Can spray a wide range of paints with it too.

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Thanks Arwyn - not sure about paint. Once I've made sure the colour is a good match I'll take advice. I'm also going to be spraying outdoors on my front drive!

(Must stress I'm not going for a full respray, just touching in the odd scratch and chip, and a couple of areas where I'm going to treat some rust patches).

If I had loads of money, I'd get it done professionally, but I haven't so it's buy some cheap kit and DIY or nothing smile smile

The De Vilbiss stuff is very good - my ex was a scenic artist (Theatres to Theme Parks) and all her kit was De Vilbiss. Many a happy evening spent stripping and cleaning it all in the kitchen. However, probably going to go for a little hobby airbrush/can propellant like StewartS used (and to be honest, can't fault his results)

If it all goes tits up, I can always give her a few coats of rattle can black, like all my bikes........


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And to be honest, although the current paint shines up and looks good from 5 metres, it does not stand up to close inspection. There are some areas of very thick 'orange peel' on the bonnet and front wings, and some rippling in other areas.

I would not have been happy if I'd paid for it myself!


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Whatever else you do you MUST have a clean air face mask if using 2pack paints. Don’t take any risks. Professional spray booths also have filters for the exhaust air system.
Smart repairers use airbrushes for small areas. Practice....practice.....practice is the key to learn techniques, paint viscosity, prep. You can use aerosols for a starter but have spares. They chill as you use them and pressure can drop so you swop to a second one. A small compressor works better and you don’t need high pressure or volume for airbrush work.
You tube will also have videos.
As for the orange peel you have....try polishing. If confident you can wet sand with FINE ( 1200 or finer) wet and dry until you get a flat, even dull finish and polish it back to full shine. That is what paintshops, detailers do for “ paint correction” of poor paint finish. Again, get scrap panels to learn it. I once did it on a fridge we were giving away, for practice. I had to do it on the 4/4 I had to tidy up a couple of areas.


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