Husky 20 Gallon Vertical Portable Compressor for painting?

by jr
(mayaguez, p.r)

looking to paint my car as i do not have a lot of money i was looking to buy Husky 20 Gallon Vertical Portable Compressor 20 Gallon 1.8 HP, 155 PSI, 4.3 SCFM @90 PSI and looking at Husky HVLP and Conventional Spray Gun Kit 5.1 SCFM @ 40psi. can you help me as i do not know if the spray gun will work with the Compressor


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Bill says...

Hey JR.

I wish I could find a formula that would let me (and by extension the thousands of readers on this website) that would allow me to convert compressor outputs.

I have never found that formula, though I have been looking a long time.

So, here's the straight goods. I think that compressor output figures are similar in accuracy to the mileage numbers they show for new cars. Theoretically they should get those numbers, but in real life???

I mention this as theoretically your air compressor is close to big enough. Having a 20 gallon tank will help as the larger the reservoir of pre-compressed air you have, the more you can spray before you have to wait for your compressor to catch up.

If you were buying an industrial air compressor, the tech people at that supplier could tell you for sure. Since you are looking to buy from a big box store... it's sometimes hard to talk to folks that have any idea about some things they sell, you know.

Wish I could tell you for sure. If it were me, I wouldn't buy the 1.8 HP compressor, as I would feel it was too small.

Good luck.

Bill

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