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I've got an Ingersol Rand spray gun that I like. But I'm not sure if I can change the size of the spray tips...and I really don't understand the need for different size nozzles. If you know spray guns, can you post a comment about my questions & give some advice also. Thanks.
 

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What are you painting, and how expensive is the paint??

I paint little and BIG stuff (relatively), I use cheap paint (TSC) and rather than change nozzles, I thin the paint differently,,,,

 

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My Paasche airbrush is just a miniature spray gun and I have three different nozzles for it. Use a big nozzle for big areas; otherwise you'll be spending lots of time painting and the coverage will be streaky with a small nozzle.

As CADplans stated; paint type, quality, amount of thinning, etc are all part of the equation.
 

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What are you painting, and how expensive is the paint??

I paint little and BIG stuff (relatively), I use cheap paint (TSC) and rather than change nozzles, I thin the paint differently,,,,

Painting tractor parts-Restoration work & maintenance work. Large sheet metal parts, fiberglass hoods, etc. Quality paints like Valspar automotive paints for John Deere green & yellow.
 

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There are lots of threads on other sites about painting- but the most important (in my experience) is to closely follow the paint thinning instructions
from the paint manufacturer and PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE. I have used a piece of sheet metal from an old appliance and when the paint is
right I have not messed up anything I really need to paint. If you read the adjustment section of your paint gun manual, you can fine tune the spray
pattern for different conditions. Good luck!
 

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As a former commercial painter, it pains me to say this, but I buy Harbor Freight LVHP guns and treat them as single use and junk them each time.

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