I have it narrowed down to the final three but occasionally keep reconsidering a fourth and fifth choice as well. I'm usually not this indecisive but the choice I make is something I will to have to live with for the long term. I spend a lot of time daydreaming about what the bike will look like with this color or that color, though in the end, I don't think I can go wrong any choice as long as I do a good prep and paint job (and anything is better than Dakar Scrambled Egg Yellow! )
Ideally, I should have several Beemers in my stable with each a different color, but that thought is only another pipe dream of mine.
FWIW, I guarantee that my color I end up choosing is going to look pretty cool, especially with the polished tank and rear rack (just learned that the rack is also aluminum so that is next to be stripped and buffed).
As for the Fuji Mini Mite 4 I'm excited about using it and look forward to the day I get all the sanding and prep work done on the tupperware at hand. It looks like the weather might turn sunny for a change so perhaps I'll get my chance to paint sooner than I've been expecting. I plan to spray outdoors or semi-outdoors just inside the doorway of my bike shed out back.
I don't know if you saw my other thread in the Campfire Forum in which I listed Roger Phelps's website: www.hvlpsales.com (Thread: HVLP turbine for painting bike)---you may wish to read that, too, if you have the time (sorry I'm always so long-winded)
I did a lot of searching and googling about HVLP turbine sprayers and found a lot of info that related to mostly furniture/woodworking usage. I did run accross a custom car builder or two that swore by the Citation/Accuspray w/ the 10G gun and built-in fresh air respirator. I was about to go that route when I stumbled upon Phelps's website...
It was all the great info given there, his informative how-to videos, a dozen or so assorted package deals with the MM4 plus different spray guns and accessories (at good prices, too) and free/low shipping cost that sold me on the Fuji.
Roger also offers the MM4 with a gravity feed (and pressurized!) Fuji spray gun instead of the usual siphon feed gun that accompanies the Fuji on all the other sites (including Amazon, where I first learned of the MM4). That may have well been the deciding factor for me---the gravity gun offered in lieu of the siphon gun at the same basic price.
Check out his website and you'll see what I mean. (No, I have no affiliation with him other than being a 100% satisfied customer). I called him up on a Thursday and the whole package arrived Monday in Hawaii. Everything was well-packed and looks very well-made. I got the stock 1.4mm air cap as well as a 1.0mm for the finest atomization possible.
Since I wouldn't have a built-in fresh air feed with the Fuji I went with the Breath Cool II with a 50-foot air hose and bump cap/hood. Available from an outfit in CT on ebay for around $350; another good deal IMO.
The hood is a tad cumbersome to put on; what with the ear cups and chin strap going over my eyeglasses but I've managed to get the hang of it. The fresh-air turbine is well-made and delivers plenty of filtered fresh air---I'ved used it several times while stripping the tank with methylene chloride. It's pretty loud, though. The neighbors around me for about a mile must think I have a jet parked in my back yard.
I will be posting a review of sorts on the HVLP setup and how I did with my first moto-paint job as soon as I get to that stage of my project, so please stay tuned and be patient.
I work slowly in my spare time AND when it's not raining here in Hawaii's high-altitude rain forest, which is not very often. Actually the sunshine was out earlier but now it's beginning to cloud up---so I better run outside and get some fine sanding done on the tank while I can.
Thanks again for your interest and let me know if you decide on the Fuji. Btw, I almost forgot to mention something important---the MM4 uses the exact same 4-stage Ametek-Lamb turbine that the Citation and Apollo and all the other top brands use in their 4 stage units---but at almost half the price---so this was another strong point made for the Fuji that absolutely clinched my deal.