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Old 8th June 2009, 16:09   #1
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please tell me where can I get low cost air compressor for car painting. I see one adv. in ebay "Professional paint spray gun 120W" eBay India: Professional paint spray gun 120W good quality product (item 150349403378 end time 11-Jun-2009 02:05:00 IST)

Is it useful for spray painting jobs, or at least patch works?
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Hi Vin,
Even I am interested in buying one of this kind. People who have already used this, your opinions please
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But why on earth, you guys wanna do it yourself.

Easiest would be to buy a can of Com-Paint and start.

And i am sure after using them for a couple of times, you will gather enough expertise to paint all minor stuff at home.
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But why on earth, you guys wanna do it yourself. Easiest would be to buy a can of Com-Paint and start. And i am sure after using them for a couple of times, you will gather enough expertise to paint all minor stuff at home.
Sunny, have tried my hands both on COM paint and the cmpressed air spray gun. As you said, the COMpaint is only for "minor stuff", and also needs some experience to adjust the flow, & spray direction simultaneously. I find, a proper spray gun is many times more comfortable than the aerosol can.
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Sunny, have tried my hands both on COM paint and the cmpressed air spray gun. As you said, the COMpaint is only for "minor stuff", and also needs some experience to adjust the flow, & spray direction simultaneously. I find, a proper spray gun is many times more comfortable than the aerosol can.
I dont think this will be considerably better than the aerosol, as this itself is meant for minor stuff only and not for bigger jobs.
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I too am looking for a small low-cost compressor to be used with an Airbrush. Can anyone help?
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I too am looking one for my home garage, any suggestions guys ?
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I too am looking for a small low-cost compressor to be used with an Airbrush. Can anyone help?
Sam.Many years back PILOT SPRAY GUNS manufecturers had developed a Compressor less spray gun, it was like any conventional spray guns but slightly large in size and made of HDP plastic, I had one in late eighties. It used to make a growlling sound when used and worked very well. I used it for many years then someone took it to use and never returned even I forgot whom it was given.Kindly go to their web site www.pilotindia.com and check their spray gun Type P70/E 88. you will get all your answers. REGARDS.....Go ahead and start painting without Air Compressor.
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Bumping this old one up again,
With great difficulty we find affordable proper paint shops for cars these days, Is it practical to buy a compressor and paint / maintain your own cars or cars of only fellow members? I wouldn't mind bearing the expensive of buying a compressor and a paint gun.
I know there are several other so called "crazy" people who like to maintain their cars in pristine condition like I do.
How expensive / practical is this ?
I am tired of paying 3,000-5,000 K for a paint job for every panel.
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Hey captain. Small compressors will not be able to maintain the flow. Also a good quality gun would cost much. You will need a decent booth. Else you will end up sanding all the dust andaint job would look ugly. If you were in US I would agree. Might be able to paint a whole car in the backyard. Try to rent a booth if possible. Do research. Youtube is your best friend.
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Bumping this old one up again,
With great difficulty we find affordable proper paint shops for cars these days, Is it practical to buy a compressor and paint / maintain your own cars or cars of only fellow members? I wouldn't mind bearing the expensive of buying a compressor and a paint gun.
I know there are several other so called "crazy" people who like to maintain their cars in pristine condition like I do.
How expensive / practical is this ?
I am tired of paying 3,000-5,000 K for a paint job for every panel.

Buying a compressor and paint gun is not sufficient. You need the skill to use them to spray paint properly. Professional painters have many hours of painting under their belt and are expert. If we end up doing it, we will do more bad than good.

Also painting involves sanding to remove original paint.Prepping it with primer. Removing dents if required et al. And proper masking is a must so that you wont have paint overspray!
After painting you need to heat the paint so that it cures properly. Remember curing under heat is a important factor for gloss of the paint. Then you must purchase a clear coat. Applying clear coat is trickier than applying paint!

IMO, its not worth at all. Better pay for professional services than endure this head ache
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