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KKOG

New Member
#1
I took some autobody classes 15 years ago, but had to move on. I would like to get back to painting some new projects.

I have a Sata RP 1.4, Sata Minijet 1.0SR, and a Sata KLC 1.7, all in great condition. I understand that these guns are probably not the best for the current basecoats.

Looking to get either a new $280 nozzle set (1.2 RP, 1.3 RP) for the Sata RP, or a Devilbss GTi or Tekna Basecoat ($400, $500).

I'll probably use mostly SPI products except for Basecoat, which will either be PPG or Cromax.

What recommendations can you make for shooting Basecoat?
 

Chris_Hamilton

Trying to be the best me, I can be
#2
Is the RP a 2000 or is it the previous model? If it is a 2000 RP then you can shoot most basecoats just fine with a 1.3 nozzle/needle set. If it is an original RP then I'm not as certain as I never shot with one of those. Solid colors should be fine with what you have now (1.4) metallics and pearls would do better with the 1.3.
 

Chris_Hamilton

Trying to be the best me, I can be
#4
My bad, always thought there was model before that one. Guess I called it a 2000 RP when it was actually just RP, That gun should spray most basecoats just fine with a 1.3. Solids would be ok with the 1.4 It will use more paint most but it is still an excellent gun.
 

KKOG

New Member
#5
The RP is the blue handled one. I think the next version was the 2000 RP, and judging by part numbers they both use the same nozzle sets. So I could save a little bit by getting a 1.2 or 1.3 nozzle, but would a new gun be better?
 

KKOG

New Member
#7
Thanks for everyone's input. I'm still planning to use the RP 1.4 for clear, but what about shooting base coat? Would it be better to get a 1.2 or 1.3 nozzle set for base?
 

Chris_Hamilton

Trying to be the best me, I can be
#8
Basecoat like I said above use a 1.3 if you can still get one. If you are planning on shooting a solid color then the 1.4 will work fine. 1.3 would be better with a metallic.

I know some guys may have a different opinion! But... I've been using a rp 1.4 for universal clear for the past 5 or 6 years and prefer it over my 4000rp!
Agree with you. I used mine for years much better than either the 3000 or 4000. Only until I tried the 5000 did I switch. It is still a great clear gun.
 
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