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majik455
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From: duluth ga usa
Registered: Jan 2005

posted 03-14-2005 08:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for majik455   Click Here to Email majik455     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can you use a house paint sprayer to paint a car? only real diff I see is waste in paint lines and youll have to get a fine nozzle. Anyone know or tried this?

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lonewolf
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posted 03-14-2005 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lonewolf   Click Here to Email lonewolf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would think like a Wagner Power Painter wouldn't atomize auto paint well. The consistency between regular house paint and automotive paint are day and night. I tried to shoot fence stain with my PowerPainter once and it did a fair job at that.

I don't think I would try it.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-30-2005 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That would really lay it on too thick and not give you the control you need.

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prostreeter
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posted 03-30-2005 07:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for prostreeter   Click Here to Email prostreeter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would'nt use it.The paint will come out of the sprayer in globbes on the metal surface.

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70 stroked cat
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posted 04-15-2005 11:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70 stroked cat   Click Here to Email 70 stroked cat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
you also should not use enamel paint reducers and hardners in the power painters.buyt a cheap auto spray gun alot better results.. p.s. practice practice practice before you paint your car

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stc65coupe351w
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From: Riverside California
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posted 04-16-2005 07:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stc65coupe351w   Click Here to Email stc65coupe351w     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At work a while back the painter put his car in a dirt field and masked it off an painted it with a airless sprayer. It was a real beater and he used house paint but it turned out ok. Probably did not last long though.

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DidgeyTrucker
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posted 04-16-2005 11:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Once I saw a truck that was painted with a roller. The owner was happy.

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