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I got a quick question from one of our VIP members. He’s painting door jambs on his car and didn’t want to buy a smaller touch-up gun to get into those tight areas.
So he asked me, “Tony, can I use the regular 904HE to do my door jambs?”
I’m like, “Yeah, absolutely.”
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All you have to do is narrow your fan width. But you have to understand that when you narrow your fan width, you’re going to get more of a stream-lined pressure that’s going to come out at a stronger pace.
So at regular fan width, that almost-wide-open, you will be spraying at about 28 to 29 PSI when you’re doing basecoat/clearcoat.
When you narrow that down to about a 2.5 to 3-inch fan pattern, you should lower your pressure down to about 24 to 25 PSI.
And don’t get too close to your door jamb. You should be about, I would say, 8-10 inches away because it’s going to be tight in there that’s why you still want some pressure so you can blow the paint in there.
Make sure you watch the video because I show a live demo on the correct spray gun setup for painting door jambs. I hope you like it!
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What other quick questions do you have? I’ll see if I can make videos about them so everybody else can benefit. You know how I always love to hear from you guys.
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4 thoughts on “1 Tip: Adjusting Your Spray Gun – Automotive Spray Gun Setup For Painting Door Jambs”
Good to know that. would that be the same case with primeing?
Yes. You got it.
How many types of spray guns do we have? and how do the functions differentiate?
hey Will, For automotive spray guns we have two main types. Gravity feed (where the cup is on top) and the siphon feed (where the can is at the bottom of the can). Just check out the blog here, we have TONS more info and videos on spray guns. Also check out the newly updated spray gun shop here and get your hands on the amazing Warwick spray guns that we use here at the LABAP Headquarters.