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 Auto Repairs Direct Paint Spray Guns

For any automotive paint jobs, we have you covered for all your spray gun needs. For a flawless finish you need to invest in good equipment, and at Auto Repairs Direct, we pride ourselves on providing the best quality products, ensuring our customers are receiving only the finest spray guns at the best prices.

Spray guns come in different sizes and styles and can be used by beginners and professionals alike for a variety of different automotive spray painting projects. There are different power ranges available, with some more suited towards heavy duty work, and others perfect for smaller detailing jobs.

Air spray guns are the most common; they compress air to atomise and direct paint particles. Paint is applied to a surface through the use of an air-pressurised spray gun. Spray guns are typically used for covering larger spaces with even coating and can be automated or hand held. They have interchangeable heads to allow for different spray patterns, and spray painting is the quickest method to cover large surfaces. Auto Repairs Direct focus on automotive spray guns, with a selection of high quality guns to suit different paint applications.

 

Why buy Auto Repairs Direct paint spray guns?

At Auto Repairs Direct we specialise in spray guns that are used for automotive jobs over decorative. The guns that we sell are a high transfer efficiency gun as opposed to a conventional spray gun. The difference is, that with a conventional spray gun your transfer of materials is only approximately 50% and the rest of the emissions is waste and overspray. With high transfer efficiency guns, as long as the settings are properly set, you get 80% of the material dispersed where you want, giving a better coverage of the paint job which could mean less coats are required (depending on the paint). You also only end up losing 20% of the paint in overspray. The advantage of these guns, other than only needing 2 coats instead of 3, is because you have less overspray you’re not clogging up your filters.

One of the other main features of Auto Repairs Direct spray guns is that they have stainless steel internals, so can use both solvent based paints and water based paints. This allows more flexibility with your spray guns, as don’t need to change spray guns between different paint jobs.

Auto Repairs Direct also pride ourselves on our spray guns being manufactured using the same components that you’d find in a high quality branded gun, so it will perform just as well as something with a higher price tag and a brand. We sell spray guns that are high quality without the price tag of the big brands.

Different types of paint spray guns

Spray guns can be used for a variety of jobs, and there will be different spray guns that are better suited to different tasks so it can be a long effort to find the one you’re after that suits all your needs and will do the best job. Spray guns are not one size fits all, they are product specific guns. At Auto Repairs Direct we have a great range of spray guns and will help you find just the right one you need.

The two main types of spray guns that Auto Repairs Direct have available are the gravity spray gun and the suction spray gun. Both are hand held guns, each have its own advantages, and you might find one will suit your requirements better than the other depending on what you need it for. These spray guns are better suited to jobs that don’t require more than a litre of paint at a time because of the size of their paint pots.

Suction fed guns are starting to be fazed out more and more, with gravity guns outselling them. Gravity guns will use all the paint in the pot and you can see how much is left, whereas the suction guns can be harder to tell how much paint is left and you run the risk of the paint splattering as it gets close to empty. However they are best suited for work under cars where gravity guns lose their benefits.

GRP KR808 Professional Gravity Spray Gun & Pot 1.7mm

 
GRP KR808 Professional Gravity Spray Gun & Pot 1.7mm - Primer Gun

 

Gravity paint spray guns

Features: General application, less wastage, consistent finish.
Why Auto Repairs Direct?

            - Built to the spec of more expensive branded guns.
            - For less than half the price.

Gravity spray guns have the paint container on top of the gun. Auto Repairs Direct have a great range of gravity spray guns. Some of the features of Auto Repairs Direct gravity spray guns include, less omission over spray, higher paint transfer efficiency, solvent and water base use, and stainless steel components. The finish quality is improved over traditional suction feed guns; gravity guns have become more popular than suction spray guns over the years. There is no disassembly required to fill gravity spray guns with paint, and they’re easy to clean.

Suction paint spray guns

Features: Designed for under carriage body work with metallic paints.
Why Auto Repairs Direct?

            - Built to the specs of more expensive branded guns.
            - For less than half the price

Suction spray guns have the paint container at the bottom of the gun. With a collection of high quality suction spray guns, Auto Repairs Direct has you covered. The traditional spray gun design, the suction spray guns were the first to be widely used. The air pressure from the gun sucks the paint up through the tube and pushes it out the front of the gun. A lot of energy is used to deliver the paint. A suction spray gun works well with metallic paints and thinner materials.

Though gravity spray guns are more regularly used these days than the suction spray guns, there a still a few instances in which a suction spray gun can be better suited, such as any undercarriage work. This is because of the positioning of the paint pot, the gravity gun has its pot at the top, which gets in the way for undercarriage work and makes it more difficult to maneuver.

Because these two spray guns have the paint sitting in different places, there can be quite a bit of difference in the feeling of the weight of the gun, and if you’re already used to using a certain one, it can take some getting used to the manoeuvrability of the other design. The placement of the paint pot can also alter your spraying technique, so it’s worth considering which you think you’ll find easier to use.But majority of the time, people will go for the gravity gun.

Other spray paint guns on the market

HVLP (high volume low pressure) spray gun is another one on the market which does transfer 83% of the material, but the setup is more complicated. They require you to have certain sized compressors and certain amount of pressure going to the gun.

As well as air spray guns there are also airless spray guns. Instead of using air compression as air sprayers do, airless spray guns use pressure to push the paint out. Airless spray guns are mainly used in the decorative market, rather than automotive which is what Auto Repairs Direct specialise in.

 

How to use and choose the right spray paint guns

Auto Repairs Direct focus on high transfer paint guns, but also focus on specific guns for specific products. Spray guns are product specific and to ensure you get the right finish for your automotive project, you want to be choosing the right spray gun with the right nozzle size.

Different nozzles are suited to different types of paint application, from the primer to clearcoat, basecoat and solid paint:
             - 1.3mm nozzles are better suited for clearcoat application.
             - 1.4mm spray gun is more often used for base coat, (though you can use a 1.3mm).
               1.4mm a little bit more versatile because you can use it for base coat and clear application.
                Most people will have a base coat gun, solid paint gun and also a clear gun, but generally,
                the 1.4mm will suit base coat and the solid colour.
              - 1.7 or 2.0mm spray guns are more suited to the acrylic product range.
              - Mini touch up gun (1mm) for tight areas that a conventional gun can’t get to, like a door jam.

Many people will pick up a 1.8mm for primer, when actually they really need a 1.7mm. Just that small point of difference is important, so you want to make sure you are choosing the right spray gun. Auto Repairs Direct have the spray guns engraved with what they are specifically used for, such as a primer gun. To ensure you get the perfect finish you want to make sure you choosing the right nozzle size for each paint application, and if you’re not sure, that’s what we’re here for.

 

Get the best spray gun for your automotive project at Auto Repairs Direct

Spray guns are quick, and they make it easier to reach tricky areas, but especially when it comes to automotive paint jobs, spray guns will give the best results. Spray guns provide a much more even coverage of paint and higher quality results, though you need to make sure you don’t go too heavy over the same areas to ensure the paint doesn’t overlap unevenly.

Something else to keep in mind to ensure the perfect finish is all high transfer efficiency spray guns must have an air regulator to go in the gun so you can control the airflow to the gun. Attach an air flow gage to the gun and adjust that to the settings on the gun. If you don’t do that, if the airflow isn’t specific to that gun, you won’t get the best results.

At Auto Repairs Direct, we want to provide you with the best quality products and will help you find the right spray gun for your automotive paint job.

 

Please note the information provided in this website is General Information only, please read all product data sheets and safety data sheets before commencing any work. If pain persists show a professional.