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Spray Gun Tip Size Chart**Updated 2-6-18**

K2ConceptsK2Concepts Posts: 12,946Administrator El Jefe
edited February 6 in Tips and Techniques
Here you guys go...I'll attach a downloadable PDF to the body of the thread...

Spray Gun Recommended Tip Size Chart

1. Primer Sealers & Adhesion Promoters
1.2, 1.3, 1.4
Air Pressure Start Point: 25 to 30psi
(Adjust As Needed)

2. Primers & High Build Primers
1.4, 1.5, 1.8, 1.9, 2.0
Air Pressure Start Point: 30psi
(Adjust As Needed)

3. Solvent based paints
1.2, 1.3, 1.4
Air Pressure Start Point: 22-28psi
(Adjust As Needed)

4. Water Based Paints
1.4, 1.5
Air Pressure Start Point: 30-40psi
(Adjust As Needed)

5. Clear Coats
1.2, 1.3. 1.4
Air Pressure Start Point: 19-30psi
(Adjust As Needed)

6. Activators
1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.8, 1.9
Air Pressure Start Point: 14.5psi
(Adjust As Needed)

Mini Gun Recommended Tip Size Chart

1. Ceramic Coatings
0.5, 0.8
Air Pressure Start Point: 18-22psi (2” Fan at 6-8”)
(Adjust As Needed)

2. Solvent Paints and Clears
1.0, 1.2
Air Pressure Start Point: 19-30psi
(Adjust As Needed)
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  • SkinGripz_HGSkinGripz_HG Posts: 382Member, Business Ninja ✭✭✭
    You are the man !
  • onehitwonderonehitwonder Posts: 2,679Member, Business Ninja ✭✭✭✭✭
    Smart
  • jtagliajtaglia Posts: 2,275Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks Jim
  • UndercoverCoatingsUndercoverCoatings Posts: 558Member, Business Ninja ✭✭✭
    morale of the story? get a 1.4 and use it for everything all the time. lol
  • PTC_HydroGraphXPTC_HydroGraphX Posts: 1,107Member ✭✭✭✭
    @K2Concepts Thank you Jim!
  • K2ConceptsK2Concepts Posts: 12,946Administrator El Jefe

    morale of the story? get a 1.4 and use it for everything all the time. lol

    lol...Uhh no...I don't think I would do that if I were you...
  • UndercoverCoatingsUndercoverCoatings Posts: 558Member, Business Ninja ✭✭✭
    Yeah, me either! I can only see bad things coming from that.  
  • SkinGripz_HGSkinGripz_HG Posts: 382Member, Business Ninja ✭✭✭
    Two .7's duct taped together should work too, no?
  • K2ConceptsK2Concepts Posts: 12,946Administrator El Jefe
  • UndercoverCoatingsUndercoverCoatings Posts: 558Member, Business Ninja ✭✭✭

    Two .7's duct taped together should work too, no?

    that way you can do basecoat & clearcoat all at once
  • SkinGripz_HGSkinGripz_HG Posts: 382Member, Business Ninja ✭✭✭

    Two .7's duct taped together should work too, no?

    that way you can do basecoat & clearcoat all at once
    Time is money man ! :)
  • SkinGripz_HGSkinGripz_HG Posts: 382Member, Business Ninja ✭✭✭


    Love it !
  • SOHydroSOHydro Posts: 253Member ✭✭✭
    Thanks for posting this chart Jim, that helps me a lot for Clears and different primers.
  • Dinnetta_gobigbrainDinnetta_gobigbrain Posts: 194Member, Business Ninja ✭✭✭
    Why not use 1.4 for everything? We have 1.4 for clear. 1.4 for activator. 1.3 for paint. So close! lol
  • K2ConceptsK2Concepts Posts: 12,946Administrator El Jefe

    Why not use 1.4 for everything? We have 1.4 for clear. 1.4 for activator. 1.3 for paint. So close! lol

    Well you could...I believe the chart says you can use a 1.4 for solvent based paints...

    But that's not the purpose of the chart...the chart was so people could use it as a guide for what they have...like "Hey Jim, my cousin gave me a 1.3 and a 1.8 gun...what are they for?"...Well now he can look at the chart and decide if he wants to stick with those guns or maybe just buy all 1.4's?...Or maybe his cousin gave him a bunch of 1.9 guns and he wants to know if he can use them for paint and clear?...Well now he just has to read the chart to find out if a 1.9 should be used for clear...

    And just for the record? I learned how to shoot clear with a 1.4...I hate using a 1.4 for clearing now and prefer a 1.3...so now if someone wants to know if he has a choice? It's all right there in the chart because what works for one individual? Doesn't always work for everyone...

    So the chart is just a reference...nothing more... =)
  • fireboy233fireboy233 Posts: 2Member
    Can someone tell me what the deference is with the patern on the different guns 1.4,1.3 and so on
  • IceMasterIceMaster Posts: 1,310Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2016
    @fireboy233 - don't think there's any difference in the pattern. The difference is that say a 1.3 allows less fluid to flow through then a 1.8

  • Jakev101Jakev101 Posts: 2Member
    @K2Concepts I saw in another thread (which lead me to this one) that you suggest to someone starting out to buy 4 guns (one for each function primer, clear, activator, and paint). I am considering doing just that (from the k2shop) but was struggling with what tip sizes i should get. I'm going to assume you might say get all three sizes available (1.3, 1.5, 1.8) but what about the fourth? And also which application would you recommend for each function. Thanks in advance!
  • MidOhioHydrographicsMidOhioHydrographics Posts: 9,081Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator
    @Jakev101 that very info is at the top of this page... Just scroll up. It has tip sizes listed under each gun use.
  • WileECoyoteWileECoyote Posts: 6,022Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator
    @fireboy233 Essentially there is no difference in pattern, or they should be close, in any gun. The object is to get an even, "cigar shaped" pattern. The smaller tip is simply that. The orifice in the center, that allows the fluid stream to come out when the trigger is pulled, is smaller. This makes a smaller stream, that requires less air pressure to atomize it. Less air escaping from the gun causes less overspray (wasted material) and a flatter finish on the part (less buffing). The object it to use the smallest tip size possible for every project. The problem is, that larger parts require more material, and using a smaller tip will waste less, but will also take longer to cover. So it is a balancing act, that you need to play with to figure out your optimal point. You should constantly be re-evaluating your tip size as your skills improve. if you started out with a 1.8 for painting, try a 1.5 a year later. We had LOTS of painters tell us how "AWESOME" they were, so I would give them a test. Take their 1.5 tip off and replace it with a 1.4. Then remove the lockout on their air regulator and turn it down 10 pounds. Then tell them to "adapt"... Good painters make it work, trigger pullers can't. There is no optimal tip size for anything, but their is for your skill set... right now.
  • PetePete Posts: 6Member
    Agreed.As a lifelong spraypainter i've worked out there are paint sprayers and spraypainters,a substantial difference lies between the two.If you have the spraypainting side nailed down it makes all the dipping you do very easy.
  • danielbaldeondanielbaldeon Posts: 6Member
    Gracias Jim  desde Perú - Lima 
  • IceMasterIceMaster Posts: 1,310Member ✭✭✭✭

    Gracias Jim  desde Perú - Lima 

    ^^ what did he say???
  • CowgirlCowgirl Posts: 20Member
    He said..... thanks Jim from Peru - Lima
    Google translate ;-)
  • K2ConceptsK2Concepts Posts: 12,946Administrator El Jefe
    Mi casa es su casa...
  • CowgirlCowgirl Posts: 20Member
    Yeah, like that.  ;)
  • K2ConceptsK2Concepts Posts: 12,946Administrator El Jefe
    LOL...
  • danielbaldeondanielbaldeon Posts: 6Member
    edited October 2016
    hola necesito orientación por favor, gracias por la ayuda muchas gracias
  • danielbaldeondanielbaldeon Posts: 6Member
    It is my Firth dive
  • danielbaldeondanielbaldeon Posts: 6Member
    First
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