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Username Post: Air Compressor        (Topic#359612)
sting199 
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Reg: 12-12-19
01-27-20 03:18 PM - Post#2785296    

What size air compressor is needed for auto painting. retired now, gonna try a new hobby!



 




65_Impala 
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01-29-20 07:54 AM - Post#2785398    
    In response to sting199

Get one bigger than you think you need. A small 2-stage is probably about right for painting a whole car with todays HVLP guns and water based paints. You'll need some kind of decent air dryer too.




 
RAM_51 
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Loc: Yakima, WA. USA
Reg: 12-28-02
01-31-20 01:22 PM - Post#2785533    
    In response to sting199

I bought this Craftsman Professional [DeVilbis] 80 gal. 2-Stage [2 cylinder], 230 volt, 5.4 Hp motor compressor from Sears a few years back. I've had it attached to my bead blast cabinet and it kept up with that pretty well. I have not used it to paint anything yet, but it should do okay. It set me back about a grand if I remember correctly.

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gcrkfrd 
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02-02-20 07:45 AM - Post#2785679    
    In response to RAM_51

My neighbor, painted a 55 Wagon Three years ago, with tractor paint, using an antique Electrolux Vacuum cleaner, and the thing still looks good.

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Ray P W 
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Reg: 09-30-15
02-07-20 05:14 PM - Post#2786082    
    In response to gcrkfrd

Sting199,

Back in the early 1970s I bought a 1 HP Sears air compressor and a small Binks gun to paint my '36 Chevy pickup. I had never painted anything but a bicycle frame with a rattle can when I was a kid. It is a small spray gun that the compressor could keep up with but it put out a fan of paint plenty wide and wet for me.

The results were good enough for the home restored '36 to win Class T-2 (1929-36 trucks) at the 1976 VCCA National Meet in Colorado Springs competing against high dollar trailer queens brought to the meet in enclosed trailers with a pickup driven to the meet from Southern California.

Incidentally, I still have the compressor and the '36 and they're both still going strong. In all these decades all the compressor has needed has been a belt replacement.

Ray W





Edited by Ray P W on 02-07-20 05:15 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
emilymoore 
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Reg: 03-12-20
03-12-20 05:53 AM - Post#2788474    
    In response to Ray P W

I bought this Craftsman Professional [DeVilbis] 80 gal. 2-Stage [2 cylinders], 230 volts, 5.4 Hp motor compressor from Sears a few years back. I've had it attached to my bead blast cabinet and it kept up with that pretty well. I have not used it to paint anything yet, but it should do okay. It set me back about a grand if I remember correctly
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