June 27th, 2012, 04:15 PM
I've been trying to track down an innexpensive secondary gun for my Fuji system. Idealy a jamb gun or airbrush for doing bursts-- I'd prefer to have a couple really, so I only spray clear through one, color through another and metalics throught yet another. I feel like I'm just asking for trouble using the same gun for everything.
June 27th, 2012, 05:03 PM
I don't know of any other than the ~$300 fuji guns. I have a fuji system too, and I'm thinking of switching to the 3m disposable cups, since that's what seems to get the messiest on my gravity-feed gun - the cup, lid, seal ring, etc. The needles and air caps are easy to keep clean.
June 27th, 2012, 06:51 PM
I wasn't thinking when I bought mine and got the siphon feed. It's a tad trickier to clean since gravity won't allow thinner to drain through the works when the trigger is pulled. If I had the gravity feed I would pick up the cups aswell-- they really seem like a good idea.
June 28th, 2012, 03:18 PM
Scrolling down about midway on this page - they do have the disposable cups for the suction gun. Even those aren't cheap and I don't know if they really solve your problem but they exist...
June 28th, 2012, 05:50 PM
I'm not sure about the Fuji gun/cup system but many commercial-grade HVLP's work with inexpensive cup liners. You have to get the right ones that won't melt with lacquer but it's one way to reduce cleaning.
I've always used a singl cup with my Capspray without liners and spray everything through it. It doesn't take long to clean IF you do it immediately - but if you let it sit, that's when it becomes a tedious job.
June 29th, 2012, 09:30 AM
It's not so much the cleaning itself I have issue with-- I just worry that one of these days, I'll be spraying the final coats of clear onto a nice white guitar and loose some metal flake cought up in the works somewhere hard to clean. You know, like an artery just prior to heart-attack.
I've done some White guitars and for three days prior I had about a half inch of thinner sitting in the cup while attached to the gun, in hopes that any thing in there would let go. Before filling with the white I'll spray the thinner into a paper towel- and no matter how well I thought I cleaned it the time before I get some color showing up. Not a lot but enough that it would look like a stain if it came out with the white or the clear to follow.
I may just fork up the cash on that little black Apolo gun, it's $100 but still cheaper than anything else I've come across.
Thanks for the ideas folks, I'll let you all know what I wind up doing and there may be a spray gun review on here before too long.