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Old 02-18-2004, 10:28 PM
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Would this compressor work for most of body work? I dont have 220V or lots of $$

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Old 02-19-2004, 02:51 AM
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i think it should do. 11.1 cfm range is what you want for your airgun, i usually paint at 40-45 lbs. i don't use a HVLP. not familiar with the name brand or quality but the price sure is low. my compressor is a 2 hp(but it's 240volts) and puts out about 10.5 cfm and easily runs all 6 of my airtools- impact, DA sander, air rachet, etc. mine has a hard time with sandblasting big jobs though, if you have one of those or planning to get a blaster.
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Old 02-19-2004, 04:44 AM
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looks good.enough air flow, the only thing is that it is direct drive.not really bad, but down the road,you cannot swap in any motor like you can with belt drive. you will have to buy the correct replacement motor for that compressor.
at that price,even if you get a couple of years out of it.
a new 60 gallon tank for mine is 400.dollars. If i lived in the states,i'de have my tank.
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I have a 5 hp. that will not run a sand blaster or continuous
running tools like grinders. I have a second 5 hp. that turns on at below 90 lbs. Nothing worse than having to Wait on air. One of these days i plan on a 10 hp.
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Old 02-21-2004, 08:40 PM
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I don't see this compressor working well for body tools you need a compressor with a minimal 60 gallon tank with about 9 cfm at 90 psi to keep up
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I've painted using a smaller compressor. Even if it can handle it, it will be working non stop. You better have a first rate method for keeping water out of the lines! Whatever air that small compressor feeds your way will have had no chance to cool. When the moisture in your line does condense, it will happen when your air hose is lying on the cold garage floor. By then, you've already lost the fight.

An HVLP gun will save a lot of air too.

I would also suggest painting a bit at a time. Like the fenders, hood, doors, decklid, and the rest of the car seperate. Then your air can play catch-up.

Simple colors are better for painting in pieces to, for the purpose of avoiding "flake flop" in metal flakes or metallics. Candies and pearls would also be tricky.
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