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post #31 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-11-2019, 07:25 PM
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buying an air compressor will be cheaper than buying can after can after can.

Im not sure how strong it should be.
how much capacity (l/m) and how much max pressure (bar) should be fine ?

im thinking in getting this: (sorry its in swedish, just look at the details and numbers)

http://biltema.se/sv/Verktyg/Trycklu...pressor-15195/ Batteridriven kompressor
or this:
http://www.clasohlson.com/se/Kompres...24/Pr408310000 Kompressor Cocraft 24

will buy a filter too to be safe from condensation.

anyone using one of this?
Idk it's at least 6 yr old necro.....lol. Your basic run of the mill garage air compressor will be just fine as long as you periodically drain the tank/s. If you're extra worried you can get a moisture trap....all for the price of a data vac or whatever and have all the extra uses of a real tool.

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Idk it's at least 6 yr old necro.....lol. Your basic run of the mill garage air compressor will be just fine as long as you periodically drain the tank/s. If you're extra worried you can get a moisture trap....all for the price of a data vac or whatever and have all the extra uses of a real tool.

ignoring the necro, you should drain your tank regularly and have an oil/water inline filter on your line. they sell disposable ones for ~$2 at Harbor Freight if you wanna cheap out on it and they work fine.

no matter how much you drain the tank, try and use a paint gun without an oil/water filter

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ignoring the necro, you should drain your tank regularly and have an oil/water inline filter on your line. they sell disposable ones for ~$2 at Harbor Freight if you wanna cheap out on it and they work fine.

no matter how much you drain the tank, try and use a paint gun without an oil/water filter
Yeah I don't paint using them, but recognize the importance. I just think datavacs are overpriced and marketed to suckers.
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I use my compressor all the time for cleaning out components. The only time you would need to worry is if you have a large oil-lube compressor and you're running it super hard in a humid environment without training the tank. Other than that, most smaller (>40gallon) compressors will be oil-free and all you need to do is not run it super hard before hand and drain your tank regularly. No big deal about moisture separator for that small of usage.

On a side note about those harbor freight orange ball filters; as someone who sells auto paint and body shop materials, those filters do about as much to clean your air as a cigarette filter does to keep you from getting cancer. Buyer beware.

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I use my compressor all the time for cleaning out components. The only time you would need to worry is if you have a large oil-lube compressor and you're running it super hard in a humid environment without training the tank. Other than that, most smaller (>40gallon) compressors will be oil-free and all you need to do is not run it super hard before hand and drain your tank regularly. No big deal about moisture separator for that small of usage.

On a side note about those harbor freight orange ball filters; as someone who sells auto paint and body shop materials, those filters do about as much to clean your air as a cigarette filter does to keep you from getting cancer. Buyer beware.

Just get one of these in 2019 They're around 50€ a piece in sales for the xpert unit, which will be even more powerful than canned air.

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Hi,
Air compressors often throw water out not a good thing to use on electronics
Electric blower of any sort is better.

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