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08-19-2012 01:57 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
08-18-2012 11:00 PM
cutthroatkid 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 06:02 PM
st3gamefarm 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 01:42 PM
cutthroatkid Good question but my reason not so 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 01:22 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 12:58 PM
cutthroatkid Yes&doing one today with it@
100@comp 35@gun
08-17-2012 10:51 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 06:44 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 02:33 PM
Originally Posted by cutthroatkid View Post
Ok I had it on 35@the gun&35@the compressor
maybe try uping the compressors pressure, i run my compressor @ 90 psi and bring it down at the regulator on the gun. but all my compressor are gas not electric. i have a 9 gallon 5.5 hp ridgid air compressor and an IR 25 gallon 13 hp compressor for work i usually use the smaller compressor since i don't feel like changing the settings on the larger 1, i run that @ 180 psi for the air tools and the smaller is usually at 125 but i tone it down to 90 psi and i painted my whole truck with the air compressor i had to run a massive water separator because it produced lot of moisture but it would keep up with my paint gun no problem.
08-17-2012 02:25 PM
cutthroatkid Nope didnt know to pull the trigger
08-17-2012 02:23 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 02:19 PM
cutthroatkid Ok I had it on 35@the gun&35@the compressor
08-17-2012 02:17 PM
Originally Posted by cutthroatkid View Post
35psi at the regulator
Yeah, way too low. If your gun tip pressure is supposed to be, say, 23 psi with trigger pulled, and your compressor is only set to 35 psi, your pressure is going to be WAY below that with the trigger pulled. You're hardly atomizing it.

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 02:05 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 02:01 PM
Originally Posted by Lizer View Post
well the compressor is way too underpowered. But what does the regulator at your gun say for PSI with the trigger pulled?
35psi at the regulator
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