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Old 03-20-2010, 09:19 AM
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compressor blowing oil. HELP!

I painted a bedside a few days ago and the paint was full of "fisheyes". After hunting for an answer, I found out the check valve in the air transfer tube was stuck open and causing oil to blow into the air tank from the air pump. I fixed the valve, but what can I do now to prevent any more oil from contaminating my paint jobs? Can the tank be cleaned out? Is there any kind of industrial strength filters that would stop the oil from reaching the paint gun? I really need help on this, so any advice would be greatly appreciated. By the way, I wasn't using any kind of filter on my compressor before, just an air hose straight from the compressor to the gun. I don't paint that often and thought I wouldn't need one. Before the vale stuck open and blew oil in the tank, I never had any problems with contamination in the paint. Again, all suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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