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  • Why the hugh cost on pro guns?

    I've been shooting solvent based finishes for some time now so I understand what a good HVLP gun is and what you can expect for one that will just get you by. What I haven't been able to find out is why should a pro powder coat gun cost over $1000 to $3000? I saw that Eastwood has come out with what they are calling a pro gun for around $700 and this seems like the low end of the scale. Since so many folks get great results with $100 guns, would one expect to get 2, 3, 5 or 10 times better results from a $1000 gun? Show me what I'm missing here.

    Thanks in advance!

  • #2
    pro gun say it all they are 10 time better than a hobby gun and the hobby gun can put out some nice work ...

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    • #3
      I have a gun where you can control the KV from 15-100 KV to get a better adhesion of powder
      you can change the deflectors to meet some wierd paterns and deep gaps on parts
      but It works only with 2Lb cases of powder so I moslty use my hobby gun
      but as far as a better finish , I don't see much diference except for deep gaps .
      like some one said in a post earlier " powder has to do more with a good finish than people think"

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jtagger19
        like some one said in a post earlier " powder has to do more with a good finish than people think"
        Would that be this post?
        Originally posted by Noob2PC
        I am however discovering that the Powder makes a huge difference. Using a discount Tool place powder it has a tendancy to produce poor results where as the CASWELL powder I have works great every time. I think the Powder is a much bigger factor then most people think.
        http://www.caswellplating.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=2806

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        • #5
          I have only 2 good reasons for justifying my pro guns.
          1 companies require specific coating thickness(mil) which can be dialed in with voltage adjustments.
          2 image, customers think that the best equipment is required for a high quality job.

          Example- Do most people prefer steak or hamburger helper?They both fill you up but you can see the difference. With powder the differences aren't as drastic but the general public doesn't know that.They simply want to believe because it looks like steak, then it must be steak.

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          • #6
            Noob2PC yeah that's it , I was close

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            • #7
              dale what type of steak gun do you use, how much?
              Thier are only two real sports!
              boxing and auto racing
              all the rest are just games.

              Drive it like you stole it!

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              • #8
                I have a HC pro, and 2 Nordson guns.I have used many hobby guns over the last 5 years.As for how much, its just too painful to think about

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                • #9
                  I started with a cheapo gun and now I run with a Gema easy system. I love the gun, but hated to pay the price. Pro gun give you better control, at least I think so.

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