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Old 11-05-2009, 09:52 AM
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Will this compressor work for painting a car?

Was wondering if this would work to paint my car?

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=65204


I was thinking that this might be an alternative other than a 60gal. 240v compressor I was looking on getting.



Any thoughts/opinions would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 11-05-2009, 09:58 AM
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No question about it, that thing puts out more air than a lot of big shop compressors! The bigger question is how much do you plan to use it? The reason I ask is that the fuel bill is going to very high and if you intend to use this as a general shop compressor it is going to break you up in a hurry. An electric compressor of comparable performance would much, much cheaper to operate. Of course this one also has the advantage of portability that will allow you to use it out in the boonies where there is no electrical power.
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:27 AM
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Old Red thanks for the quick response! How much fuel would you estimate it would use to paint our car? I like the portability factor and the fact that I can put it in the back yard so as not to bother the neighbors much but wondering if it would be feasible in the long run? I was and still am leaning to a quality (and very quiet) 60gal. compressor that might fill my needs better.
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:03 PM
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Compressor......

HI,Home Depot has a HUSKY 220 Volt compressor for $499.00,i have had one for over 3 years,works great,runs all my air tools and blows enough air to paint also.
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The cost of just running it to paint a car is going to be very little but over the long run it adds up to a lot, I mean we are talking dollars per hour vs pennies per hour to run it. Again if you have a need for air out where there is no electricity available then that gas powered outfit is the way to go. For general shop use it could still be fairly economical if you only started it and let it run during the time you actually are using the air but this becomes annoying and long periods of idling will add up in fuel costs. Add that to the fact the gas engine will not last as long as an electric motor and the cost per hour of use gets quite high compared to the electric compressor, still these things do have their uses and you know what you need it for so for your needs it may be just the thing.
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