Devilbiss DV1 Paint Spray Gun (Basecoat & Clearcoat)

Redesigned from the ground up, the Devilbiss DV1 spray gun can be considered the new benchmark for automotive refinishing spray guns. The gun body (appearance), nozzle system, air caps and air valve have all been completely redesigned.

Spray Gun Body – complete new look

The spray gun body, made of anodized aluminium, has been completely redesigned and shows hardly any similarities to its predecessors. And with a weight of only 470 g [16.6 oz] (without gravity cup), the Devilbiss DV1 is now the lightest in the group of premium refinishing paint guns. The gun is available in either a matt black ‘Clear Coat’ finish (Devilbiss DV1-C) or a matt silver ‘Base Coat’ finish (Devilbiss DV1-B).

Fluid Tips – wider range in new design

The design of the nozzle system (fluid tips) is also new. The fluid nozzles are available in the sizes from 0.9 to 1.5 mm (0.9, 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 and 1.5 mm) for the Base Coat model and in 1.0 to 1.4 mm (1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4 mm for the Clear Coat Model. Each single nozzle size can be operated with the same needle, i.e. there is no need to change the needle if the operator changes to a different nozzle size.

Devilbiss DV1 Review

Air Caps – HVLP (High Volume Low Pressure)

Air caps are available as DV1-B, DV1-B PLUS, C1 and C2: The DV1-B is dedicated to typical “HVLP applications” while DV1-B+ (DV1-B PLUS) is made for high efficiency performance at low pressure equivalent to today’s ‘High Efficiency’ air caps. The air cap now also has a quick-release thread for quick removal and replacement.

Air Cap ModelAtomizationAir ConsumptionPattern Size
DV1-B HVLP 400 lpm [14.1 scfm] 330 mm [13 in]
DV1-B+ HVLP 300 lpm [10.5 scfm] 325 mm [12.8 in]
C1 HVLP 285 lpm [10.0 scfm] 325 mm [12.8 in]
C2 HVLP 320 lpm [11.3 scfm] 310 mm [12.2 in]

The gun also features a new coaxial air valve design: The air inlet and air control valve are now combined for a smoother air control which is 12 times more precise, according to Devilbiss. The Devilbiss DV1 is also available in a ‘digital’ version with a digital air gauge.

Devilbiss DV1 Air Pressure Recommendations & Gun Settings

@gun handle @digital gauge
DV1-B 2.0 bar [29 psi]1.0 bar [15 psi]
DV1-B+2.0 bar [29 psi]1.5 bar [22 psi]
DV1-C12.0 bar [29 psi]1.5 bar [22 psi]
DV1-C22.0 bar [29 psi]1.5 bar [22 psi]

Are any limited or special editions of the Devilbiss DV1 spray gun available?

In the beginning of 2022, Devilbiss introduced a special edition of the Devilbiss DV1 ‘Basecoat’ in a black matte finish (which looks similar to the standard Devilbiss ‘Clearcoat’ version).

Note: there are some blue- and purple-colored DV1 spray guns offered in the market. These are usually fake spray guns from China which feature inferior coating results. Do not buy them.

Devilbiss DV1 Spray Gun for Sale

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Devilbiss DV1 Spray Gun

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