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#1 Alc ONLINE  

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Posted August 30, 2016 - 08:44 PM

I wanted to spray the frame on my GMC pick-up  and was looking for how my regular  full size  spray gun can be changed to pressure feed. Thought this way I could spray in all directions , maybe ?  Anyway I came across someone who added and extension to his touch-up gun . I looked at mine and it was made the same , what I  did ,,unscrew the gun from the cup and add a vacuum hose with the proper pipe fittings . It worked great !  I could turn the gun in any direction  with one hand and just hold the cup as close as possible to vertical . About a foot  lower and it didn't want to siphon but I was spraying Rustoleum  and maybe if thinned a little more it might not have had any problems .No way could I have gotten around the exhaust and driveshafts  using it upside down with a full size gun or even the touch-up gun with the cup attached  .   Went I painted my Ford tractor there were times I couldn't  get under and behind to paint but this would have gotten those areas and then I could have used the bigger gun on the wide open parts .  The only drawback would be the small cup size , it was a pita climbing out so may times to fill

 

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Edited by Alc, August 31, 2016 - 05:30 AM.

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Posted August 30, 2016 - 09:06 PM

Great innovation AL



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Posted August 31, 2016 - 04:26 AM

Cool idea Al. Neat way to use what you already have.

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Posted August 31, 2016 - 05:08 AM

Great idea!



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Posted August 31, 2016 - 05:33 AM

Thanks guys but this was just something I stumbled on and like most of us we don't paint for a living or like me only once and a while so everything we can find to make a job easier we pass the info on to each other


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Posted August 31, 2016 - 12:38 PM

Good idea - thanks for sharing.  I would suggest you use a good quality hose and clean it out really well before and after each use - otherwise you could end up with contamination from the hose that could react with the paint - just a thought. You could use the smaller spray head with a quart paint cup so that you did not have to refill it as often but it will be heavier to hold.



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Posted August 31, 2016 - 05:04 PM

  Thanks, Al !! I have a small gun like your's and have done small tight jobs where the hose would really help.

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Posted September 08, 2016 - 07:41 PM

Great tip Al! I'm cleaning up the front section of a GMC frame for some paint too. I don't have as many obstacles but I may steal this idea anyway!

 

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Posted September 14, 2016 - 03:05 PM

Wow good idea jest wants me to get my tractor out to my grandfather shop to sandblast it so I can repaint it

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Posted September 20, 2016 - 03:42 PM

Smart! I use that small gun for GT painting. Would a grease gun extension work?



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Posted September 20, 2016 - 08:14 PM

The ends I used were " pipe swivel " not sure if you could get it seal but heck give it a try !

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Posted September 21, 2016 - 05:50 AM

Here's a cross section of a pipe swivel , it doesn't use the tapered threads to seal but the cone shaped inside this way you tight the nut without having to turn either attaching pipes . you also need to have a male pipe fitting with a taper to match the cone

 

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