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post #1 of 5 Old 09-22-2007, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Help me choose a compressor for my HVLP gun....

What is the minimum size compressor that I could get away with for my HVLP gun? Im getting my hardtop ready to be painted next weekend so I'm shopping around for compressors.

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post #2 of 5 Old 09-22-2007, 04:31 PM
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Look at yer specs on yer gun, and get a compressor that will hold that pressure all day long...Sears sells a Craftsman 110v oilless compress for just under $300, in either vertical or horizontal configuration, that I use...I have to let it catch up, but it does well for me...incredibly noisy, though, I prefer my Ingersoll Rand double tank gas powered wheelbarrow model...
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Just got my weekly Sears flyer in the LA Times...that compressor I refer to is now on sale for $279.00... Stock number is 16760 or 16761, depending upon whether you want the vertical or horizontal tank configuration..it comes with some freebie tools, it's really a good deal. It's also horrendously noisy...I got it because I figured it would be quieter than my I-R gas model...wrong...Like I said before, I have to let it catch up, but I'm also pushing the pressure on my gun because I'm an aggressive painter...if you haven't been doin' this for a while, you might not have my problem...in any case, it's no big deal to let it catch up.

Now, if you want a better unit, in gas power, I bought my I-R wheelbarrow model from Home Depot several years ago for $700 or so...it completely holds pressure, even when I'm runnin' my longboard sander...it's highly portable, and spools down to idle when it reaches pressure...designed for construction job sites, and it has two outlets for multiple nailers... If you've got the scoots, I'd recommend it, it's also got a Honda engine on it...

Right now, mine is deadlined, I loaned it to a bonehead buddy, whose helpers on a roof job they were doin' dropped something on it, breaking off the compressor filter (no biggie) and the unloader valve (biggie enough to P/O the Pope)...and I've been playing heck to get another unloader for it...
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post #5 of 5 Old 09-23-2007, 11:44 AM
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Yeah, that's true...should be over in Paint
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