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Janspeedcapri

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DO i need a filter/moisture separator?
« on: August 24, 2008, 13:49:41 PM »
the schutz gun i just bought said so but is it realy needed? if it is then i can't get on with anything for days until it arrives and i figure out how to connect it! the humidity in my garage is like 29% and if I make sure the tank hasn't got any condensate in it will it be o.k for shooting stoneguard?



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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2008, 16:58:35 PM »
You can actually buy, (for not a lot of money), a water trap that you can fix onto your spray gun. I have one on mine and it works just fine. try your local paint suplier, they should have one. Hope that helps, Ray

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DO i need a filter/moisture separator?
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2008, 18:22:47 PM »
Its a good idea to have a water trap inline after the compressor regardless of what you're shooting. I have one with a built in pressure regulator. Water has a habit of sitting in airlines, espesially if you run low pressures. Even with this though, I've had water bleed through when the humidity has been high. Any moisture is a bad thing. The more you can do to stop it , the better.


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Janspeedcapri

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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2008, 20:50:54 PM »
Ordered an inline "minifilter" - £5.99    while i was at it I ordered a 125mm orbital disc sander by silverline (i only by the best) - £19.99 and 30 120 grit discs - £5.40 - all from this place which i think is very reasonable on prices and seems to have just about everything - http://www.transtools.co.uk/store/index.php]http://www.transtools.co.uk/store/index.php

as always, thanks for advice lads  

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DO i need a filter/moisture separator?
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2008, 23:33:11 PM »

When I spray I have 3 water traps running in a row but in the right conditions water still manages to squirt out of my gun at the worst possible moment  

Really are a must as alot of air tools & joiners etc will rust away from the inside out.

They are not 100% so still strip stuff & clean oil it etc.

& say a short prayer before spraying espically if it's hot weather.
Dave

Janspeedcapri

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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2008, 10:17:27 AM »
I drained the compressors tank at the bottom and half a cup of water was in there  should be better without that  

Your right tho dave - I ruined a blasting gun in one day with an 80cfm diesel compressor i hired. water was spluttering through it all day and it wore the gun clean away...bit like a water jet cutter i spose

 

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