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: bc/cc with same gun

September 18th, 2009, 07:55 PM
Hey experts, is it really necessary to use two different guns for bc and cc? Don`t want to spend a fortune on another gun that I might use 5 times in ten years. If a gun is cleaned very well in between base and clear, will that be good enough?

September 18th, 2009, 07:58 PM
I only have one gun and use it for everything. Like you i didnt want to spend money on other guns, those sata's ain't cheap.

September 18th, 2009, 08:10 PM
clean it out really well and you can use it. What kind of gun? some work better for clearcoat than basecoat, but theres nothing wrong with using the same gun for both.

September 18th, 2009, 08:16 PM
Its a walcom genesi geo hvlp 1.3 tip.

September 18th, 2009, 08:18 PM
GEO! good gun. youll be fine.

September 19th, 2009, 09:54 AM
Hey experts, is it really necessary to use two different guns for bc and cc? Don't know about the expert part however I use one gun and have different air caps, needles and fluid nozzles for the base and clear as well as acrylic enamel.


September 19th, 2009, 11:53 AM
What tip do you use for base and clear. All I have is a 1.3.

September 19th, 2009, 02:19 PM
1.3 should be fine for both. If you told us you had a 1.5 or 1.7, id be worried, but 1.3 is ok.

Local Hero
September 21st, 2009, 08:20 AM
We use the same gun for BC/CC but a different one for primer.

September 21st, 2009, 10:19 PM
Thanks guys. I am painting the jambs and undersides very soon. I will post some pics when I do.

September 22nd, 2009, 09:22 PM
Here`s where I am at right now

September 23rd, 2009, 01:21 PM
Looks good! You're very thorough and precise in your taping.

September 23rd, 2009, 07:57 PM
Thanks Sean. Could not have done this without all of you guys help.
Very happy with results.