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Offline windshear

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Compressor Recommendation
« on: May 12, 2017, 06:40:04 PM »
I looking for a basic model, to learn to spray paint with. Nothing fancy required, except maybe being able to spray a lot of items (many small diffusors) and possibly a few walls in time. What would you guys suggest in terms of size and power? Also what type of spray system would be a middle of the road for a non power user.

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Re: Compressor Recommendation
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 09:22:48 AM »
Like everything else in live when buying, what is your price range?
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Re: Compressor Recommendation
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 11:04:06 AM »
Just get the biggest and best for your budget. From my (limited) experience, a big compressor can do everything a small one can do.

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Re: Compressor Recommendation
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 11:26:26 AM »
The Mac-Afric brand from Adendorf are pretty good.

As are the smaller Ingersol Rand units also sold by Adendorf.
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Re: Compressor Recommendation
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2017, 11:44:42 AM »
IF you can afford it, the Ingersoll Rand is the best bang for buck.

Trade Air is also good through experience. The place where my wife is working has a 100L TradeAir. It is used in a carpentry business where stain, varnish, paint,sealer,etc are sprayed on a daily basis. I think that thing is more than 10 years old.

What I do know is try and get one that is not direct drive. Buy one that uses a pulley and belt drive system. They run less RPM on the pump making it last longer and less noise and have mostly high displacement.
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