|08-19-2012 02:57 AM|
|monster76||It crazy but keep your eye out on craigslist every once in a while tou can gind a commercial. Unit for pennies on the dollar of what it originally cost|
|08-19-2012 12:00 AM|
Well I just dropd a ton of cash on getting this shop up...pretty big 24x36 looks nice&all of the body tools &such so gonna have to make this compressor work for awhile.
Went&looked@a few today EXPENSIVE!Theres a 6 mo layaway@our local farm&tool supply so gonna go put something down&a comp&a few other things.Since Ive welded my first patch panel in Ive been in love with this stuff Almost forgot about making things go fast.Gotta finish up my g-body&I got a old bike Im gonna build then Im off to find me a gasser
|08-18-2012 07:02 PM|
I have a Campbell Housfield with 4hp and 13 gallon tank, It does ok with the cheep husky gravity feed gun for small stuff (a panel, priming, or jambs).
For the bigger stuff, (2 or more panels, and all over) I use a Croix turbine and accuspray model 60.
For a DIYer, at home mabe it would be less expensive to get a bigger compressor, with at least 80 gallon tank, 2 cylinder, 5 hp, 220 volt.
The main thing is to get the most air flow volume/min/psi. that you can afford. You want a high volume, at a decent pressure.
If you have a compressor that can keep up with 20+ CFM at 40 psi (at your altitude) it will run just about anything you have.
I keep the regulator on the compressor set at 8bar= about 120 PSI.
|08-18-2012 02:42 PM|
|cutthroatkid||Good question but my reason not so Good...my compressor is up ona work bench that runs the length of a wall&I have a step ladder to get up there to it...Im a short sawed of sob@around 5ft5 &I have a lifted truck&my old lady had to take it to get in the truck shes only 5ft|
|08-18-2012 02:22 PM|
|Lizer||then I have to ask, why did you keep spraying at those low pressures if everyone told you they were too low?|
|08-18-2012 01:58 PM|
Yes&doing one today with it@
|08-17-2012 11:51 PM|
|Lizer||so did you keep the same air pressure you had always been spraying at? (35 psi on gun, 35 psi on wall)|
|08-17-2012 07:44 PM|
|cutthroatkid||think I solved my issue it was not waiting the correct flash time. I shot a panel with a lite coat&waited a good while slick as snot|
|08-17-2012 03:33 PM|
|08-17-2012 03:25 PM|
|cutthroatkid||Nope didnt know to pull the trigger|
|08-17-2012 03:23 PM|
|Lizer||You need to set the gun pressure WITH THE TRIGGER PULLED. You will have to crank it up way higher at the compressor. Take it back up to 80 or 90 PSI. I'm assuming the 35 PSI you're telling me at the gun is not with trigger pulled.|
|08-17-2012 03:19 PM|
|cutthroatkid||Ok I had it on 35@the gun&35@the compressor|
|08-17-2012 03:17 PM|
On my Finishline III, to get pressure of 23 PSI with the trigger pulled, my wall regulator is set to between 80-90 PSI. I fine tune with the regulator on the gun.
|08-17-2012 03:05 PM|
|V8&4spd||Leave the pressure at the compressor high. Use one of those adjustable pressure regulators on the botttom of the gun. Pull the trigger on the gun and adjust the pressure to where you want it.|
|08-17-2012 03:01 PM|
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