Just to be clear, you don’t need DuPont if you’re spraying on foam. In fact, if it’s EPS, the paint would attack it. Black artist’s acrylics are fine. Just put it on in thin passes, not too wet. Sata is a very good gun if kept clean. We’ve got one here I’d love to rehab one day.
Thanks, duh I also failed to mentioned its PUPE.
Sata - yeah I got a bargain on ebay, and being a bargain, it also needs some rehab! But it works, just has a slight leak on the seal so some air escapes but other than that it's a cracker, nice old one when stuff was made proper!
PS - I bought an ultrasonic cleaner (big one for engine carbs) and found that's a friggin good way to clean spray guns after use, drop em in hot water in the cleaner with a few drops of washing liquid, the waves get inside all the jets and tight spaces. Then comes the wife's jewellery :)
If you are just going to paint the rails you wont get any better results with a spray gun than you would with a can of Montana Gold black paint , its not the paint its the painter .
Probably true but I am sick of throwing away cans, have had several with crap nozzles (spitting or failing), several cans with not enough gas to dispense all the paint, and I have a lovely spray gun sat doing nothing so it makes sense to use it.
"its not the paint its the painter" - Much truth in that but not true as an absolute statement. Perhaps better said as "it's not all about the paint, it's more about the painter". A good painter chooses his materials and tools carefully too.
for just rails paint i use 18mm masking tape both sides and i paint with large posca pens and/or small foam roller and flat acrylique from artist or children stores.
Thanks. Posca sounds more expensive but I bet they look good. Actually I have seen your boards and I know they do. Thanks