To answer your question,
A good spray gun is relative,
What type ?
A Wagner power painter ain't gonna cut it !
A Develvis, or like type is a good gun.
Gravity feed or cup ?
Nozzle size ?
Some epoxy sprays need a large OD on the nozzle to spray due to the
viscosity of the paint
CFM ? HP of the motor is irrelevant, the CFI of the unit is the thing that
matters, this relates to how much the gun/tool or whatever "EATS" when in
use. A 3/8" air ratchet "EATS" half of what a 1/2" impact will. I have a 4"
jitterbug sander that a Sears 115 volt low CFI home owners compressor would
burn completely up if I ran it long.
Epoxy paint is a two part A and B that are mixed and sprayed, they then
harden to a very nice finish. They are not cheap ! You would put a final
coat of the shinny stuff over the epoxy. I spent $80.00 US on a quart with
activator, but I also got a gallon of high build primer to go over the
It took me 18 months to pull mine down to bare metal then to final spray.
From: Bowen, Patrick A [mailto:PABowen@sar.med.navy.mil]
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 1999 12:45 PM
To: Joe Curry; Bowen, Patrick A
Subject: RE: Redoing Frame
Please excuse my ignorance in most aspects of painting (except spray can, I
think I mastered that :^) ) the items I have been painting with rustoleum
are items like axels and driveshafts (small bits). I wanted to do something
good on the frame. Does Epoxy primer get sprayed on with a paint gun? Then
do you spray over that with the final coat of paint? I have a good
compressor and a good paint gun (that I don't know how to use).
What do I need to do here? what all do I need to paint the frame (eventually
body) considering I am taking it to bare metal. What are reasonable costs.
'79 Spitfire - was a simple engine rebuild now a complete frame off
From: Joe Curry [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 1999 12:43 PM
To: Bowen, Patrick A
Subject: Re: Redoing Frame
While rustoleum is ok, I recommend priming them with Epoxy primer. With
that, when rocks chip off the paint, as it surely will, the primer is
still there to protect the metal.
"Bowen, Patrick A" wrote:
> I pulled the body off of my frame this weekend and am currently stripping
> down to prepare it for sandblasting and eventual repainting. The car will
> be painted British Racing Green and I was assuming to paint the frame the
> same color. Is there anything special I need to put on the frame or do to
> it before I paint. Or do I just paint?
> Also, I have been painting most of the suspension components with
> Rust-o-leum will this be good/hard enough or am I just wasting paint and
> Thanks Patrick Bowen
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