You already have a capable compressor. Just need to dry the air.
Arizona should be pretty dry. I live in the mountains in Colorado. Average humidity is 20%. I drain the compressor and yield a few tablespoons after a session. Never had an issue with contaminated air. I don't run any kind of drying system but in Texas I did run a cold box as mentioned.
Traditional system works fine for me.
I love my Harbor Fright Black Widow HVLP HTE
Nice big hose. High volume, low pressure. Full pressure on the hose.
At the gun, the hose connects to a Harbor Fright red disposable water oil filter.
After the filter, a RTI 1/4" Mini Regulator. Very consistent pressure regulator. You want consistent pressure at the gun.
After the regulator, the gun.
Simple and it works.
3M PPS cups or similar
Hobby Air positive pressure system
I prefer 60ml rubberless syringes to measure paint and products. Easy to clean and almost zero waste.
Always completely disassemble the gun and clean it thoroughly after a session. Residue builds up and will ruin a paint job. Brushes, q-tips and toothpicks get into those little orifices.
I like tongue depressors for mixing.
I use big paint sticks to mix the can.
Make sure every item is labeled so you don't cross contaminate.
Then there's all the stuff needed to prime, sand, etc.
That's a whole other list.
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Last edited by wirejock : 07-14-2022 at 08:26 PM.