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Old 02-22-2007, 11:05 PM   #11
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Don't forget an air-water separator
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:30 AM   #12
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Sorry to hijack a thread here, but....would the bus' onboard air dryer be sufficient? I'm not Boyd Coddington and don't require an exceptional paint job, but I would like to do something about my BAD rolled on job that was done just to make things legal. Also...what do most guns require you regulat the pressure at. Anything below 90 and I don't think it would be an issue as my compressor would cut in before then. It might take a while for the compressor to catch back up after a long panel coat, but I don't mind waiting.
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:26 AM   #13
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Frankly, I'm not sure if its technically required to have an air-water separator after the on-board air dryer or no, but I feel its cheap insurance to make sure water has all the opportunity it needs to avoid mixing with your paint and not giving you the best chance in getting the kind of paint job you're expecting, or desiring
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Old 02-24-2007, 09:01 PM   #14
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I didn't use one, everything came out just fine! Get a HVLP spray gun (High Volumn Low Pressure) that way you don't have to worry about the small unit keeping up. Get a regulator to adjust air pressure with... The low pressure system also limits overspray which equates to less wasted paint...

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Old 02-25-2007, 09:25 AM   #15
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I'll second the HVLP sprayer, thats what I used and it went well. Also, I didnt use an air-water separator. Paint went on just fine, no problems.

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