Best Clear Coat Spray Gun for cars: SATAjet 5000 vs. Devilbiss GTi-PRO LITE vs. Sagola 4500

What is the best automotive paint gun for basecoat and clearcoat?” is a common question among refinishers. The SATAjet 5000 B, Devilbiss GTi-PRO LITE and Sagola 4500 Extreme are considered the best automotive paint guns for refinishing and body work. This article provides information and a review. Since the Tekna Prolite is identical in construction to the GTi-PRO LITE, it can also be considered a Tekna Prolite clear coat gun review.
Note: It is NOT intended to select or award the “Best Refinish Gun,” but to provide technical information for comparison.

Note: An updated article is available that reviews the best automotive paint spray guns that include SATAjet X 5500, Devilbiss DV1 and Sagola 4600.

Table Comparison: SATA 5000, Devilbiss GTi-PRO LITE and Sagola 4500

 Model  SATAjet 5000 B RP/HVLP  Sagola 4500 Xtreme  GTi-PRO LITE
 Atomization Technique  HVLP, RP  HVLP, EPA  HVLP, HIGH EFFICIENCY
 Nozzle Sizes  HVLP: 1.0, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.7, 1.9, 2.2 mm
RP: 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 1.8, 2.0, 2.5 mm
 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.6 mm  1.2, 1.3, 1.4 mm
 Body Material  drop-forged aluminum, chromed  forged aluminum, anodized  forged aluminum, anodized
 Air Consumption (max.)*  RP (290 lpm/10 cfm)
HVLP (430 lpm/15 cfm)
 LXT 01 (255 lpm)
LXT AQUA (280 lpm)
LXT HVLP (400 lpm)
LXT CLEAR (330 lpm)
 HV30 (465 lpm)
TE10 (275 lpm)
TE20 (350 lpm)
 Cup Capacity  600 ml [20.3 oz.]   650 ml [22 oz.]  500 ml [17 oz.]
 Weight (with cup)  528 g  695 g  629 g
Air Pressure Gauge Precision:  ± 0.10 bar (digital)  ± 0.2bar (digital)  ±0.1% (digital, “separate device” DGI-501)

Features & Technical Specification


  • Designed in cooperation with Porsche Design Studio
  • Gun handle of digital version is identical in size to standard model
  • Body surface is pearlchrome coated for easy cleaning
  • Optimized round/flat spray control, i.e. switch over from round to flat can be realized with ½ turn.
  • Air cap quick change system, removal of air cap with one turn only
  • Service Manual (*.pdf, source: manualslib)
  • WEB:


  • “gasket-free”: there are no gaskets (interior or exterior) at the closures between air and fluid
  • Single piece packing gland: design avoids early breakage of gland, easier cleaning
  • Parts Breakdown (*.jpg, source: Sagola)
  • WEB:


  • 25% lighter than its predecessor GTi-PRO
  • Coaxial linear air valve eliminates need for separate air and fluid control valves
  • Traditional needle packing replaced by self-adjusting system
  • Service Manual (pdf download, source: Devilbiss)

Video Review: Sagola 4600 Spray Gun

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