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how many gallons and PSI do i need in a compressor to paint a car?

wanna start gettin into auto body. ganna go to school for it but cant till the following semester. any advice to get me started?

Asked By: - 11/3/2010
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It stands clear that no one that answered your question knows much about air compressors or painting... More
Answered By: chevyraceman_383 - 11/4/2010
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Post what vehicle: Ford Excursion or Cooper Mini.
Answered By: Karl Kern - 11/3/2010
 
Automotive paint guns don't use high pressure (anywhere from 5-30psi) depending on the job. Just about any compressor will work as long as you use an air dryer. Water/oil/anything and paint don't mix.
Answered By: Lab - 11/3/2010
 
I'd go with a 20 plus gallon compressor with maybe 3-5HP motor. Most spray guns have low consumption rates but more is better in air compressor air storage... More
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Answered By: CactiJoe - 11/3/2010
 
i've heard you need at least a 5-10 gallon tank. And preferably 100-150 psi. And 2-3 CFM
Answered By: æ - 11/3/2010
 
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