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#1 dragline



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Posted 28 January 2006 - 01:46 PM

Any input appreciated: when using a compressor for spraying is there any difference between using an oil free compressor as opposed to a oil lubed compressor?
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#2 cheesehead


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Posted 28 January 2006 - 03:12 PM

go oiless. an oil bath compressor doesn't run as good in cold weather and they will blow oil into your air lines. not a good thing with paint.

#3 jklett



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Posted 28 January 2006 - 10:45 PM

Oil-less are somewhat better for painting but I gotta warn you they are MUCH louder than oiled units. If you go oil-less do yourself a favor and get the biggest tank(most gallons) you can afford. It'll run longer to fill initially, but it'll run less often during use than a smaller tank will. Just my experience.

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 06:06 AM

i use a oil sump compressor for volume. 5 hp. 60 gallon. they are consistent and last years.. it depends if you have the room and need for volume air, and if you have a 220 line