July 15, 2007
I have several paint guns, of varying types, qualities and capabilities.
For some reason, I seem to recall that an HVLP gun of more than 4 oz capacity is not permitted for "home" use. (I think that's a CA law) Don't quote me on that, I just seem to recall hearing that soemwhere. I have a 4 oz gun and a 20 oz gun. I would prefer to use the 20 oz and finish this baby all at one time. (one paint pour, one time filtering, one set up, etc) but I might give the 4 oz a try on a large part. I used it on smaller parts but never anything as big as a hood.
As for WHERE I might paint this, I might set up my patio as I did for side skirts, side scoops and the like.
We have a 10 x 10 gazebo with a metal frame and canvas top. I drape tarps on three sides. This cuts the wind/breeze and it's associated debri to next to nil. I remove the patio chairs but leave the table. I drape the table and cover all exposed concrete with those ultra thin plastic 9x12 drop cloths.
The HVLP guns have so little overspray, it's incredible. Very little loss and waste. I drain my compressor tank completely flushing out any moisture, make sure the water trap is clean or new, set the regulator on the compressor at 50 psi and the second regulator on the gun itself at 30 psi. I usually shoot at about 30psi. It's a pain the arse because I have to drag all that air hose from the garage to the back yard, but as inoften as I do this, I guess I can put up with it.
I have finished block sanding the repaired area on the hood and will sand the rest of the hood as time permits. I hope to shoot this coming weekend, weather and time permitting. Got my tack rag and ready to go!