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Oil or Oil less compressor for painting?

Old 12-30-2003, 09:36 PM
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What type of compressor is best for painting, an oil or oil less? I recently got a 2 gallon 1.5 hp craftsman compressor and it is not an oil less type. Will this suffice for painting and some air tools? I have done a search on this and can't seem to get an answer, hence this post. Thanks for any in advance,

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Old 12-30-2003, 09:52 PM
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Default RE: Oil or Oil less compressor for painting?

It does not make to much difference what kind as long as you use a filter in line with the air supply! This stops contaminates from getting into finish. Spelling who cares.
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Default RE: Oil or Oil less compressor for painting?

Jeff, check out this thread:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_11...tm.htm#1201571

You may not need a water trap where you live. I live 30 miles away from you (in Lincoln) and I have never used one (see the thread for explanation). Just be sure you DO NOT use an in-line oiler.
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Default RE: Oil or Oil less compressor for painting?

Thanks for the replies. I guess I will stick with the compressor I have and make sure I have a filter on it. My concern was that compressor with oil will end up in the lines and eventually in the spray gun causing 'fish eye' finish. I have read on this forum that the oil less compressors are a lot more noisy and do not last as long.

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