Hey Dave, I use lacquer thinner and a tool kit with all kinds of brushes etc. Not the fun part of the job but one I do religiously. Let my neighbor borrow my first gun (harbor freight) several years ago. He returned it and it looked great. Put it up and went to use it later and the inners were all gunked up with the maroon paint he used on his MG . He thought he only had to wipe it down.Jimmy, what do you clean the gun out with after painting?
I had 3M give us a tutorial lesson at the last job I had. They were trying to convince us to use those things. We would have spent an extra couple hundred bucks a month on disposable parts. It’s a waste. On top of that the guy giving the tutorial couldn’t even get the gun to spray a decent pattern. Nothing beats a simple reliable setup.Good info.
Have you checked out that 3M system with disposable parts that touch the paint?
OK Ken...So you've been holding out on us. I need to know how much painting you do and certainly your skill level has to be up there if you're using this system with multiple guns. I know the Sata brand which is one of two my paint supplier sells. He's an old school painter and very outspoken as well. What's great about him is he will spend endless amounts of time educating and providing tips every time I stop by to get material/supplies. Just watched a video on the RPS cups and was impressed. Had not seen that technology and certainly see where it's a benefit. So I'm really curious if you're painting vehicles or something else. Would like to know more on what solvent you use to clean your guns as well.Well, I've switched to the Sata RPS cups. They make adapters to fit almost any gun, so it's the cost of the cups after that. Cleans up is a breeze. That said, I switch colours and materials a lot (sometimes have 4 different cups going between 2 or 3 guns), so this is a huge timesaver. But even if that wasn't the case, I'd still use them.
If I can offer any advice on cleanup, it's to get a proper gun wash. Lacquer thinner is not very hot, so it's slow to clean. A gun wash will make cleanup much easier and faster.
Oh - and great work, Jimmy! The truck looks fantastic. Man I love that colour. I missed out on a copper truck when I was first looking to buy my 60, mostly cause I was hesitant, getting a feel for the market. I ended up with a Freeborn Red truck, but wish I had pulled the trigger on the copper...
Thank you Pete. Appreciate you hanging in the gallery . Doing some more patchwork on the front clip right now. Will post some pics later tonight. There was an auxiliary antenna or some other reason for a hole in the top of the drivers fender. Anyway…I patched itSweet job Jimmy !!
Good to hear from you Al. I feel like I already know you from conversations with McGuire. He enjoyed working with you on the 60 and glad to see it went to a good home. That truck actually belonged to John @4Cruisers since it was new. Anything you need to know about the history is with these two guys .Quality work Jimmy! I bought my 60 about a month ago from a nice young fella in Ft Collins… you may know him . I said I didn’t really care about how it looks but I’ve been watching this thread, and seeing the before and after makes me wanna get started making mine pretty too. I’ve never done paint or body work so I wouldn’t know where to start but at least I know it can be done! Keep up the great work!