WB poly is easy to spray. You could get very good results with either this one...Thanks for the advice , now not really sure what to buy any suggestions on certain bran names that are good.
I used two pressure pots, one for sanding sealer, one for finishing lacquer. Then when I switched to WB poly kept one on tap. They are beneficial if you spray a lot of finish for days on end. They are a PITA to keep clean and maintain clean hoses. The only advantage is having more finish to spray instead of filling 1 qt cups. Other than that they don't produce more output, IMO. They can allow some unique movement with the gun, as there is no cup, but you have two hoses to maneuver, which can be worse than a cup and one hose.I have a pressure pot and as finishes get more expensive I am finding that I am less likely to use it.. YMMV, but I have a 25' line set and the thought of losing that much finish bothers me ;-)
Glad you did respond, this is good feedback and experience to share. It's not elitist, the $20 cup may work for some and at some level of performance, may fit the job. I am sure most will agree that at that price point, it will not be expected to last. A good aircap and needle set is sometimes a c-note!Probably shouldn't respond....oh well.
Understand that guns at the bttm end of pricing are in fact disposable.It's a,get what you pay for gun.Not saying you have to spend mega bucks on a gun.....just don't be thinking a 20$ HF gun as being the "last" gun you'll have to buy.Considering the price of some materials/labor....a 20 spot for a gun makes them practically,throwaways.
Personally,and this is why I shouldn't respond.......I'll most likely never use another siphon gun(regardless of price/quality).But,thats for what we do here.Go into the next shop and they fit in perfectly?
My experience with sprayers is for wood finishes there is not much difference between the more expensive guns and the 20 dollar guns. When I started my refinishing business I bought the expensive guns and had employees dropping them and breaking them. After replacing a few I got tired of it and started buying the cheap guns for them to break. What surprised me is the cheap guns didn't atomize quite as fine but for wood finishes did just as well as the expensive guns I had. Since then even though I don't have employees anymore I'm still using the 20 dollar guns. There is one I've been using and cleaning for 20 years. The newest gun I have is 5 years old. There is no reason a cheap gun wouldn't last a hobbiest the rest of their life if they took reasonable care of it. On the other hand if I was painting cars especially if I was using a metalic paint I would get an expensive sprayer. Many automotive finishes need the finish atomized better but wood finishes don't.Main thing for us,on bttm feeders(siphon) vs top loaders(gravity) is the latter is easier/faster to clean and they use every last drop of material in cup.And in general have better tip designs.
If you're spraying contact cement....get a bttm feeder.Or any product where you have several cups of the same material.We do a lot of one off stuff where there may only be 80CC's of material,some of which is products that you have minutes to spray and get gun cleaned(certain epoxy's).
I can't remember the exact Sata model,think its a 95...but don't quote me?....the HF "purple guns" are simply a ripoff of that 30 year old design on the cap.It's old technology thats being ripped off.There are much better designs out now.Further....there are a bunch of lower end guns utilizing this same design.Its not so much that,as it is the overall quality.
A good gun isn't only how it sprays,even though thats pretty dang important.No,do the adjustments actually do anything?Most cheaper guns that would be a resounding,NO.You have to look out at the edges of your "pattern"....not right in the middle.How well does the gun stand up to REPEATED cleanings?The 20$ guns leave a lot to be desired when compared to even medium priced rigs.But,"to each his own".......use whatever works in your shop,for your material.