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Harbor Freight "Black Widow" HTE Spray Gun

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rsrguy3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/18/2020 at 10:08am
I've also heard good things about it, but I agree about the parts and tip issue. I had considered grabbing one for shooting clear only, but I don't think I will unless they have one with multiple tips, and I can get rebuild kits at the same time. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CamJam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/18/2020 at 11:07am
Originally posted by target target wrote:

I don't think so bill. The hvlp gun is 1.3. The compliant gun is 1,7. Two different guns. That's how I understand it.

Other way around. It appears to be the same gun with the tips being the only change. 

I've read that the SATA #15438 rebuild kit can be used for this gun.  I saw that on a guitar painting forum, so take it for what it's worth.

I use a different gun for primer, so changing tips isn't really a big deal for me.  If I were doing this for a living though I could see where parts availability would be a concern. Booklet that came with the gun shows a breakdown of the parts, but says not all parts are available individually. A true tool for professionals should have EVERY part available.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote target Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/18/2020 at 4:37pm
Well my satas are over $500 or more depending on where you get them. If as good a gun as many users are saying the harbor freight gun is being able to get every part shouldn't be an issue. Parts for some of the premium guns cost more than the harbor freight gun complete. Should be able to get needles, nozzles, rebuild parts, and maybe air caps. Anything else needed just go get a new gun.
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Originally posted by CARnivore CARnivore wrote:

Good quality paint is half the equation. The rest is gun, technique and application 

so true

I use Nason single stage acrylic. Cheap, but good paint for me. Base coat coat/clear coat doesn't look right on old cars...just me

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I bit the bullet and got a HF HTE about 3 months ago.
I've used it base and clear,  and single stage.
Not hardly up there with my Anesto Iwata,  but not bad for the price.

I've decided to use it exclusively on single stage, and base coat,  and the AI on clear.
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Originally posted by Ollie Ollie wrote:

Originally posted by CARnivore CARnivore wrote:

Good quality paint is half the equation. The rest is gun, technique and application 

so true

I use Nason single stage acrylic. Cheap, but good paint for me. Base coat coat/clear coat doesn't look right on old cars...just me

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I agree Ollie.   Have some Nason Fleethane single stage and it has held up great for 16 years.   My how time flys.
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