Sata 5000 HVLP$800
Transfer Efficiency9.5 /10
Spray Pattern9.3 /10
Ease of Disassembly9.0 /10
Overall Satisfaction9.0 /10
- Delivers an incredible finish with ease
- Comes in non-digital version at a lower cost
- Durable build quality
- Easy to operate at different distances
- Easy to operate at different pressures
- High cost to purchase
- High cost to add multiple tip sizes
The Sata 5000 HVLP is a suitable gun choice for the application of basecoats, clearcoat, and sealers and this gun does a fantastic job of doing all of these things well. The first thing you will notice is the matte finish, known as “pearlchrome” by Sata. It really does look terrific, but how does it handle paint? The spray pattern resembles something more similar to the 3000 that the Sata 4000 and is what makes this gun unique is how tightly the core delivers wet material. You will end up less dry spray around the edges at various distances because of this, and this will also result in less sand-piling. When it comes to high metallic colors, this gun lays it down effortlessly with little work required. The 5000 continues with the incredibly high build quality we’ve known to receive from Sata, this gun is durable and will likely last several years, even for a production painter.
The only downside is the price-point can be high by comparison to other mainstream paint guns, and so will and additional fluid tips or replacement parts. You can get this gun with a digital gauge built into the body, or a screw-on digital adam, or with no regulator at all to save on cost.
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