My siphon/comventional feed spray guns, Craftsman and Campbell Hausfeld, ar
e old and parts are no longer available. I need a new one or new ones. I'
ve looked at these reviews, but I'm confused: http://www.paintspraypro.com
I am familiar with siphon feed, since this is the only kind I've ever used.
My guns are pretty simple. Is the gravity feed better, just as simple?
Should I stick with siphon feed?
The reviews seem to consider paint, rather than clear coat finishes, when c
omparing the two kinds of guns. I've never sprayed paint, besides, I have
an industrial spray gun (needs new bushings) we used to spray paint on the
barn.... I wouldn't use this for furniture or like projects, anyway.
I spray occasionally, maybe once every month, at the most. These days, pr
obably less, but I'd like a good durable gun.... probably $150 max should b
e a reasonable cost, I suppose. I don't want a cheap, short-life gun. I'v
e had my old guns, probably, for 30 yrs. *I haven't priced any siphon fee
For my siphon feeds, I use 40 lbs air pressure. According to this discuss
ion - http://www.autobodytoolmart.com/gravityvsconventionalfeed-t.aspx -,
less air pressure is required for gravity feed. 40 lbs isn't much.... I d
on't have a problem with this little of pressure. In this comparison, "ad
vantage of gravity feed" is for paint. With clear coat finishes, will I h
ave a similar "better result/application" with a gravity feed gun?
Am I asking the correct questions, to make a reasonable decision?
Any suggestions or explanations would be appreciated.... but I'd prefer sho
rt and simple, LOL.