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Any suggestions on what I should look for in a compressor for painting?

I found this compressor at a reasonable price:

Features:

* Ultra quiet (54db) - can be used unobtrusively in the home

* Maintenance free oil-less piston design with lightweight aluminium construction

* Built in carry handle - light and easy to transport

* Pressure gauge and Professional Regulator - fully adjustable to 0 psi

* Water trap and air filter

* Rubber feet

* 1 year warranty

Specifications:

* Motor - 240V 50Hz 1Ph

* Power rating - 150W

* Rotational speed - 1450 rpm

* Maximum pressure - 57 psi

* 1/8 BSP male outlet

* Air displacement - 23 litres/min

* Weight - 3.6kg

Would this be suitable for spraying guitar bodies with a spray gun?

Thanks,

Nick

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Any suggestions on what I should look for in a compressor for painting?

I found this compressor at a reasonable price:

Features:

* Ultra quiet (54db) - can be used unobtrusively in the home

* Maintenance free oil-less piston design with lightweight aluminium construction

* Built in carry handle - light and easy to transport

* Pressure gauge and Professional Regulator - fully adjustable to 0 psi

* Water trap and air filter

* Rubber feet

* 1 year warranty

Specifications:

* Motor - 240V 50Hz 1Ph

* Power rating - 150W

* Rotational speed - 1450 rpm

* Maximum pressure - 57 psi

* 1/8 BSP male outlet

* Air displacement - 23 litres/min

* Weight - 3.6kg

Would this be suitable for spraying guitar bodies with a spray gun?

Thanks,

Nick

I'm not sure what compressor you have here. But the main thing is to get a proper CFI rating So generally, a good compressor for spraying HVLP will be about 9 cfi at 40 PSi or thereabouts.

Compressors that put out something like 4 CFI at 40psi will work but typically don't allow you to get the optimal spray pattern out of your gun. I use two spray guns. One is a $200.00 Sata that can do touch up to a full guitar body final coat.

I also have a 50 dollar average run of the mill gravity fed gun that I use for doing clears. And neither gun works as well when I tried them on a small donut style compressor. I hope this helps

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I'm confused :D

It says it's "ultra quiet", yet in the very next line it reads "oil-less".

If it's truly "oil-less", I seriously doubt it's very quiet. :D

I agree this thing prob sounds like a jackhammer. HVLP guns will need a lot of air so you need the highest CFM and largest tank that you can afford. A large tank can make up for a lower CFM rating but only on small objects that do not require the compressor to cycle on during spraying. 30 gallon tank would be a miimum in my book.

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