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SATA 5500 OPINIONS

JC Daniel

Active Member
#1
I would like to know if any of you guys have used the new Sata 5500 spray gun? If so which nozzle did you use the "O" or "I" and what advantages did you see over the 5000?
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Barry

Paint Fanatic
Staff member
#2
I have feed back from only one person, he said its a base gun because to use the 5000 rp for base requires major adjustments.
That is all I know and from only one person.

So if this is true its not the hosier the 5000 is.
 
#3
I would like to know if any of you guys have used the new Sata 5500 spray gun? If so which nozzle did you use the "O" or "I" and what advantages did you see over the 5000?
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I only have the RP 5500 as a clear coat gun, later on I’ll try an HVLP for basecoat.

I have the 1.3 RP with the “l” nozzle, I haven’t been able to use it enough to dial it in 100% but I think the 5500 is everything the 5000 should have been. It is quieter, less overspray, and it does atomize better. Speed wise I’d have to do a complete or a couple of front clips to get a better feeling for it, I think I can spray about the same speed than with a Supernova WS400 Evo 1.4 so it must be a little slower than a 5000 RP.

I’m really curious to try a 1.2 RP in the “O” nozzle to see how it compares to a regular 5000.
 

Chris_Hamilton

Trying to be the best me, I can be
#4
I am as big of fan SATA as anyone but I can't see shelling out $1100 for a 5500 for what amounts to only incremental evolutionary changes.
 
#5
I am as big of fan SATA as anyone but I can't see shelling out $1100 for a 5500 for what amounts to only incremental evolutionary changes.
The l nozzle makes it a rather different gun though, worth the price over the 5000? Maybe, maybe not. It is by no means a revolutionary change and a bit over hyped at the moment.
 
#6
I watched a utube video about the 5500's from a guy calls himself "gunman"? I think he had a defective 5500 that sprayed more on one side of the fan.
I'll buy one if and when my 5000 wears out:rolleyes:.
 

JC Daniel

Active Member
#7
I appreciate the feedback guys, I have a 5000 rp and love it and was going to sell it and buy the 5500 but for now the 5000 will stay on board here.
 
#8
i have both satas 5000 digital in hvlp and rp in 1.3..
RP in 1.3 is a hoser and sometimes "too much" for everyday daily drivers oem finishes, hvlp is true to size ib 1.3 and outstanding....

i did not try new 5500 yet...

"I" pattern has been perfected by Iwata guns....Iwata has not released a new gun design since Supernovas ....so they are onto something with their wicked tulip design...the only critique of Iwatas is the lack of literature or suggestions on how to set up their guns from designers of the gun, sometimes it is time consuming and frustrating..

another spray gun that has outstanding I pattern, speed and superb atomization is German made Optima Trifity/Trinity 1100 lvlp with AS/Pro/"rp" air.cap....

I find Optima better designed, better ergonomics, less plastic parts, easy to use, true analog gun built in gauge, simly more robust gun than Satas...
 
#10
I have a 5500 I pattern 1.3 tip for waterborne base coats automotive and a 5000 rpm 1.3 I use for clear. I really love both guns for what I use them for and I use them daily. These guns are expensive but they are good quality in my opinion I also really love tekna I use the metallic blue gun with 1.3 tip and this is my favorite gun for metallic coats. There settings do need to be adjusted per product in my opinion. I do believe that the iwatas are worth there money for your career but honestly teknas are half the price and some good guns. I have one problem that I hope someone can help me with.

From time to time i get heavy fan pattern on the outer edges. And sometimes It goes away when I clean the tips and cap, sometimes it doesnt, sometimes it fixes its self, and I happens with both sata guns. I'm at a lost if anyone has any answers or tips that could help.
 
#11
I use a 5500 1.3 RP I pattern for clear and like it better than my 5000 RP. Seems like it lays down a little smoother a little easier. I do still use my 5000 wsb for light metallics and my 1.3 5000 for dark metallics and they both spray great. We're spraying envirobase for reference. I've never actually owned an iwata but always liked the way they sprayed. Only dislike was my co-workers who swore by them didn't get the same lifespan we got out of our Satas. Of course this was back when we were using 3000s and 4000s and spraying solvent born basecoat.
 
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