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what type/ size of air compressor would i need to sand and spray a vehicle with?

deciding on weather or not i should (as a hobby) do the body work on my truck myself. looking at different air compressor on line and don't no what size or hp would get the job done.

Asked By: Jay Jay - 1/18/2011
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Ken D, sorry but your wrong. An air DA sander will leave less sanding marks on the steel than sandind it by hand will... More
Answered By: chevyraceman_383 - 1/18/2011
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The size of the motor for air compressors is a good indication of longevity and reliability.
Answered By: skyalert - 1/18/2011
 
You need to see what the air tool requires for air supply.It will be listed as CFM.Sanders are usually air hogs.If you get too small of a compressor you will have to wait for it to cycle and build up pressure in the tank again.I would say at the minimum you'd want a 3 horse 20 gallon tank compressor.I prefer regular... More
Answered By: Andy - 1/18/2011
 
The only air compressors that can handle body shop tools need a dual piston compressor with a large tank. If it's cheaper then $600 you don't have a big enough CFM output.
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Answered By: thebax2006 - 1/18/2011
 
Don't use the compressor, use sand paper, not as harsh.
Answered By: Ken D - 1/18/2011
 
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