So since I have the PP swirl coming, I figure I can either have Mike do it (who will hate me even more), have the shop that made it do it (~$150), or man up and learn to do it myself.
Option C is an excuse to buy a sprayer and a compressor, and I've wanted to do it for quite a while now anyway, so I figure I'll go that route. To that end, I have a bunch of questions:
I love Nitro finishes, and I see that Stewmac has it for about $20/qt here.
- Is Nitro harder to get right than normal clear?
- Do I need something special in terms of gun/tips?
- Am I better off using non-nitro clear when starting out for some reason?
In terms of guns, I have no idea what I'm looking for. I'd like something around a couple hundred bucks. Googling around, I found this airless one here:
[VIDEO]http://www.amazon.com/Wagner-0515034-ProCoat-Airless-Sprayer/dp/B004SUEYPK/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1332079352&sr=8-17]Amazon.com: Wagner 0515034 ProCoat Stand Airless Paint Sprayer: Home Improvement[/VIDEO]
Is that shitty? Am I better off buying a different gun and a small compressor? Keep in mind that I'm not looking to start a finishing business or anything - just clearcoat my own guitar, and eventually be decent enough at it to offer clearing jobs on the cheap for you guys here.
Actually, in googling some more, it looks like Nitro and swirls don't get along. So taking the above into consideration, I'd be using acrylic CC (if that matters).