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Old 06-12-2002, 05:16   #1 (permalink)
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painting question

I'm going to buy a compressor this week, and im wondering what specifications are required for spray painting.. and is it best to buy a new one? is it ok to buy a used one, can and does anything go wrong with these things?
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Get a minimum of 10 CFM as most spray guns require at least 8 CFM. Second hand are OK but make sure that it works and can maintain a high pressure before you buy.
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Get a minimum of 10 CFM as most spray guns require at least 8 CFM. Second hand are OK but make sure that it works and can maintain a high pressure before you buy.
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Just bought a 17cfm Peerless for $980. It is perfectly suited to the type of work you need it for, we use it with all our air tools as well. A quality gun is going to cost you at least $250.
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Make sure it's belt drive and NOT direct drive. Another thing to bear in mind is to consider cast, as they last longer and can be fixed. Aluminium ones, i believe are cheaper though.
My son uses compressors all day long, and has a very good run out of "Westair" compressors.
He's a roof carpenter. 12 cfm cost him around $870.00 from memory.

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PS. Don't forget a regulator and water-trap.
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I had a feeling that most spary guns actually require 12CFM minimum, so try to get a 15CFM comp. I bought a clisby comp through work years ago for about $500 bucks and it works great, the only thing it wont run is the jitterbug sander for a long time, it also struggles with my desoutter file, but works great on a spray gun , both pressure pot, and siphon type.
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Just bought a 17cfm Peerless for $980. It is perfectly suited to the type of work you need it for, we use it with all our air tools as well. A quality gun is going to cost you at least $250.
Just ordered a 3 piston cast iron (dont know what that means) 17cfm compressor that retailes for $1130, i have a friend in the business and got it at cost for $830...

will pick it up tomorow..
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now that i have my compressor, where am i to find a good gun?

i presume the ones sold at hardware stores are no good as there too cheap..

My friend told me not to buy one from his shop as they are crap, cant argue with that...

thanks for your help people
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Check out your local panel beaters for the best advice.
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I can recommend Automotive Paint Tools and Equipment 14 Gibbs St Cannington. Worth a visit just to ogle at their various and unusual panel beating spoons and other tools.
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