Automotive Spray Gun Setup Tips – Day 1 Boot Camp

HVLP Automotive Spray Gun Adjusting Tips

Looking for great spray guns? Be sure to stop by ZooLaa.com it’s where we pick up our paint guns and pearls at great prices.

They bring you the best high-quality products at low cost. I mean imagine getting a SATA or Iwata quality spray gun for 1/3 the cost? That’s exactly what they bring to you.

Well, let’s move on to todays auto body lesson, shall we…

Welcome to the 7 day boot camp video series.

The video above will give you a quick run down on how to adjust your spray gun.

The main settings are your fan width, material flow and your air pressure setting. Getting all of these right will help you on your way to a nice atomized and glossy finish.

Of course, depending on your spray pattern and how you operate your spray gun will also play a big factor on how your job comes out.

But don’t worry. We have you covered. If you’re new to this, we’ll take you through all of those steps at a later time. We have more videos on this in greater detail that most professionals and hobbyists don’t really talk about within our optional LABAP VIP course here.

Cleaning Your Spray Gun is a MUST.

Cleaning your automotive spray gun is a very important factor for the longevity of your gun.

It’s true. If you have a clean gun and keep your spray guns clean, you can have a spray gun that lasts years. My pops handed down to me a few spray guns and I still use the primer guns till today.

When you purchase a new spray gun, you basically need to clean it out to get all of the new oils out. All you really have to do is take the gun apart, rinse some lacquer thinner through it, wash it out and put it back together.

Make sure you run the thinner out the tip of the gun by pulling the trigger.

HVLP Spray Gun Demo

Here’s a video below of some of the new Warwick spray guns that we have tested out and sprayed at the LABAP HQ. They are very reasonable in price, they are made well and are a good starter spray gun.

The new ATOM spray gun line has been outperforming the Warwick in recent shop tests. You can also check out the ATOM spray gun line here at ZooLaa.com. We will be adding more videos on the ATOM soon.

Warwick Spray Gun Review

I quickly cover the Warwick spray gun line above.

Hope you like it. If you want to learn more about these good spraying affordable spray guns you can learn more and purchase one at the best prices at ZooLaa.com a great spray gun and pearl store with many new auto body refinishing products.

I hope you enjoyed this post. I’ll see you in the next!

Talk soon!


11 thoughts on “Automotive Spray Gun Setup Tips – Day 1 Boot Camp”

  1. Yes I did enjoy …. currently have 4 guns ( sub par )
    An Aero Pro HVLP
    A Ingersoll Rand
    A HVLP
    higher pressure
    & Access to a DEVILBISS FINISHLINE …. But I need to get the niche of the actual
    Paint VOLUME
    setting ….. Any help is … As always …
    Appreciated .
    Thanks Alot !!!

  2. I have very limited experience with spray guns but I find a clean cheap gun sprays better than a dirty expensive gun. Also, spraying technique adds a lot for a good finish. Keep the gun moving.

  3. 1 . 3 for base coat is that ok? and 1.4 for clear coat is that ok? i am going to spray a 1965 elcamino misty blue is gray ok for the primer coat ? its been a few years for me .

  4. You are making my life so much easier, I’m an artist and paint portraits of old muscle cars. I am now painting actual card. Trying to finish my Clear coat on my 78 z 28. I’m using Urekem system Tangier orange. I was told you have to get Clear sanded and buffed before 24 hrs is up. Is this true? I have read you can’t begin until 24 hr after . please help.

  5. Thanks for your help i’am trying to put a new paint job on my 87 Chevy Silverado. I was just wondering if you could help me out with a problem I’m having. Which is I don’t know what’s the minimum gallons I can use for an air compressor I don’t have a lot of money so do you think a 60 gallon would suffice?


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