What did you do to your Gen3 today?

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    Also speaking from experience, you have to really know what you are doing in order to get a cheap spray gun to do a nice finish. When I worked in a spray shop my boss always bought cheap harbor freight guns, it’s so much harder to paint with cheap equipment, to the point of extreme frustration lol. If you are serious about it, invest in a good quality gun, you learning curve is so much easier when your gun will lay a good pattern without much adjustment. Then you only have to worry about your technique
     
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    Also a hint on prepping a panel, when it comes to sanding out a scratch, do not just sand the scratch, get a long sanding block and smooth it out...

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    This is how much sanding was needed to take one scratch out of this bed...
     
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    cheap guns are fine, but you will have a ton of wet sanding and polishing to do, same principle as rattle canning, to me the finish work doesnt bother me, just make sure that you use quality paints, no autozone duplicolor crap, some good PPG paint will make a world of difference, and since you would be very green with no experience in trying to paint a vehicle, then i will suggest a few extra coats of clear so that you have more material to wetsand when done for the final polish
     
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    Yeah they work ok, but it’s a major pain, 2 years of spraying with harbor freight and guns bought at an auction are my proof lol. Yeah they work, I sprayed tons of doors and trim, but it fought me every step of the way. When I got ahold of a quality gun the paint just flies on
     
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    absolutely, spend the money fort a Sata gun and call it a day, we repainted my silver truck a year ago and it has never been cut or polished, it literally left the paint booth and we assembled it, and it looks great...

    here is a pic a few days after it came out

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    No polishing what so ever

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    Painting a car is an art to me takes skills and you know if you have them or not but I strongly suggest getting the body panels you need and change yourself really easy primer them and give a little try to paint it even if it isn’t good your going to repaint the truck anyway just make sure there primered


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    But I say get the truck mechanically good so you can safely drive everyday lol then start with the body last thing you need is a fresh looking truck that is broken and can’t drive lol


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    I second this......kinda..... I once bought a harbor freight paint gun, and I sucked with it. I then bought a $40 Neiko (I think that is how you spell it) and painted the fenders and hard top of my dads jeep and it turned out great!


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