20 gal. compressor with HVLP? - Impala Tech
Body Shop Paint & Body Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-26-2013, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: illinois
Posts: 20
 
20 gal. compressor with HVLP?

Guys, I want to paint my 69 convertible in my own garage. I've been told that using a 20 gallon air compressor will work with a lot of time and patience. I've got a good idea of how to make it happen but one can never get enough advice. That being said, please advise!!!!
DanTanner is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-26-2013, 02:28 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 12,428
 
It isn't the size of the tank but the flow rate at a set defined pressure that your paint gun needs. For some strange reason manufactures of air compressors only put their larger one or two stage single or dual piston compressors on top of their larger tanks (a flat pancake air compressor for doing roofing is an exception to this rule). You generally need a 33 to 40 gallon tank with a seven horse or larger air compressor to get enough flow to paint without striping or having the paint run (because you can get a wide enough fan without a lot of over-spray).

Though as you say if you are touching up a mirror or painting a motorcycle gas tank you might get by with a twenty gallon tank air compressor kit.

Big Dave
Big Dave is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-26-2013, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: illinois
Posts: 20
 
Ole Reliable (Big Dave), thanks for the info. You always seem to simplify everything man! Your brain is a resthaven for gearhead knowledge! Thanks.
DanTanner is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Impala Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome