Newbie from Iowa here.
I run a small family owned moving business that I started with my father and brothers 2004. The business keeps us super busy in the summers and my full time guys busy in the winter. We are always looking for other revenue streams though cause depending on guys to show up for work is nerve racking, especially with young guys. Because of that we also rent Budget trucks, have a resale shop, and comic book store(my little brothers obsession).
I started looking at hydrographics as a new revenue stream and still have hopes to make that happen in the long run but know that is not in my near future.
Initially I purchased aerosol base coat, activator, clear, and a few films. Just to see if I liked doing it or could. I really like the "art" of the process, and even though I see many imperfections, the response from others at the results is gratifying.
I have now started working on getting the proper tools together to do it right. I purchased a devilbiss starter kit that has 2 guns and three tips. Have some OHW paint kits coming, Superbrew activator, k2 clear, and some films.
I plan to to try and attend a class but being so new to all of this I may sign up at a local community college for their automotive painting classes first to get the training with spay guns. Nice thing about having the resale shop is that I have an endless supply of crap to paint and practice with.
I am going to set up diy tank that at least heats the water and clears the surface and hope to buy a real tank in not to far off future.
The information from this forum has been grea and I look forward to getting everyone's advice on what to spend my money on going forward.
I guess my first question is going to be about the spray guns I purchased. The paperwork states 30 psi inlet pressure delivers 10psi air cap pressure at 13 cfm air volume. I don't know what that means. I just want to make sure I purchased the right spray guns.
Sorry for such a long post. Thanks.
Ps is it just me or is it really tough to post using a mobile phone? Think I may have to post from my desktop in the future.