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Old 04-09-2009, 06:45 PM   #1
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Default Favorite current airless spray guns?

I replaced my ever failing Titan LX80 guns awhile back w/oddly enough, the SG20 Graco guns from Home Depot. They have been doing really well w/the occasional spitting after a few hundred gallons.

They're being discontinued so I'm looking for a replacement LIGHTWEIGHT, long lasting spray gun. So far I've been considering the following:

Graco FTx....$120
Graco Contractor Gun (redesigned needle supposedly w/pistol type grip)
Spraytech G10-XL $89 (special)
Spraytech G12-XL...$125 (pistol grip G10 according to the site, gleempaint)
ASM/Graco Contractor 500...$80 (sale, closest replacement to the SG20)

I'm going to go try the pistol grip Contractor gun just to get a feel for it before I decide to buy anything. I think I'll prefer the traditional barrel style but who knows.

What's your favorite airless spray gun and how does it do regarding time between needle replacements/rebuilds and spitting?

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Old 04-09-2009, 07:18 PM   #2
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For me it's the G10 without a doubt. (although I might not mind trying a G12) At any rate I think that 's an awesome gun.
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I use the new contractor gun
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I've got a few guns hang-n around the shop, but at the moment I have the never failing LX80 on my sprayer plus a new one in the box... Been using the one I have on the sprayer for about a year now. No issues yet.

My post may not have helped you, but thanks for the opportunity to chat.
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I amite I am a Grayco man in general. Demo when the new Graco Contractor Gun came out. Of the three contractor guns The current one and the first one I like the best. I might be old fashion but like the older one just a little bite better.
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I like the current one best. The contractor2's was giving me problems with leaking after awhile.
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:35 PM   #7
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"I miss the Graco silver guns, they were my favorite, the G10 is nice . I like the Contractor 2 with the flat tips. I prefer a two finger, as far as spitting, you gotta learn to play it like a bad golf swing"
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I think I'm going to still go check out the redesigned Contractor gun to get a feel for it but I'm going to also order a G10 gun to try out as well...

I really wanted to consider the Tritech guns that are advertised in the American Painting Contractor mags (14oz) but at their site, they only list accessories under their products listing so I dunno...

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For comparison
http://store.spraymallstore.com/guaipaspmogr.html
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Can't speak on Tritech guns but Like there tips.
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The 'new' graco contractor gun by far. I have 3 G10s, 2 contractor IIs and 1 2 finger 'new' contractor gun. I love it. Next time i need to get another gun, its gonna be a contractor again for certain.

Why didnt they think of a more original name other than "new" contractor gun. wtf?
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I've got 4 Graco Silvers, 3 "new" Contractors, a Contractor II, a couple of LX80's, and a couple of Airlessco's. I guess I just like the Silvers', simple, easy to rebuild, and last forever.

What gets me anymore is that the rebuild kits are darn near up in the new gun price range on some of them. I just bought 2 LX80's for [email protected] and I think their kits are in the same range.
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I have the new Graco Contractor gun and it seems to have a stiffer spring so if you are spraying a lot you might get a sore hand. The selling point is that the needle is isolated to keep from having spitting issues
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I have the new Graco Contractor gun and it seems to have a stiffer spring so if you are spraying a lot you might get a sore hand. The selling point is that the needle is isolated to keep from having spitting issues
It's a Graco and if you use their tips and guards, they're gonna spit. If you ever talk to anybody at their factory who's honest they'll tell you it's been an ongoing problem with them for some time, especially the RACX tips and guards.
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I use Spraytec's GX-10, so go ahead and laugh it up, but don't knock it till you try it
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I use Spraytec's GX-10, so go ahead and laugh it up, but don't knock it till you try it

I'm not laughing...Three airless sprayers, Three GX10's....Love em
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I've noticed that my second SG20 spray gun started spitting almost right away when spraying s/gloss paint (like Pro Mar 400/200) through a small 311 tip every time you release the trigger...

I spray about 10 gallons a day so I want something that's pretty light and easy on the hand. That was the deciding factor for getting these SG20 guns but I need something a little longer lasting.

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Anybody know a spot for graco and titan gun rebuild kits?
Oh, and they should be cheaper than S/W?
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It's a Graco and if you use their tips and guards, they're gonna spit. If you ever talk to anybody at their factory who's honest they'll tell you it's been an ongoing problem with them for some time, especially the RACX tips and guards.
Yup, so true. My new contractor gun spit like crazy when I use RACX. It stop spiting when I switch to RACX-FF but FF is only good for door and trim.
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