Picking YOUR Air Compressor For Automotive Painting – DIY Garage or Shop Air Compressors

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Hey, it’s Tony from LearnAutoBodyAndPaint. Today’s topic is all about Picking YOUR Air Compressor For Automotive Painting – DIY Garage or Shop Air Compressors.

In this video, let’s talk about large air compressors that you may want to look into for a complete paint job and an air compressor which is good enough for die grinding, sanding and painting in your car garage. In this case, you will need to get at least a 60-gallon air compressor.

If you want to learn more about smaller air compressors for mobile repairs, motorcycle projects or single car panels, check out a video I did recently.

I recommend a 60-gallon 5 HP air compressor, if you are painting a full size car in your garage or shop.  You will need one that puts out at least 15 CFM at 40 lbs.

The larger air compressor you have, the more reserve time you’re going to have. You will have more back up volume to spray with larger air compressors.

What’s the difference between a single stage and a 2-stage air compressor?

A single stage air compressor has just one cylinder. It just pumps one time. It will take a longer time to fill your tank compared to a 2-stage air compressor.

On the other hand, we have different types of 2-stage air compressor. Check out a video as I show you a type of 2-stage air compressor.

Continue watching the video as I show you more about air compressors.

Now, here is the one that I have. I have the BelAire 5 HP 60-gallon air compressor. It looks like it only has one cylinder but in reality, there’s one big cylinder and another small cylinder next to it.

The CFM of this air compressor is 15.3 at 90 PSI and almost 16 and a half at 40 PSI. It means it is giving you a lot of air pressure pump.

If you are into brand names, Quincy is a pretty good brand and it is fully American made.  Another is the Husky brand. However, if you compare it with the Quincy, it is cheaper but it is only delivering 10.2 CFM at 90 PSI versus the air compressor that I have. It’s the same tank size but the compression of the motor and how everything works is different.

If I had a second choice apart from the BelAire, I would look into Quincy and also the Ingersoll Rand.

If you can get yourself a 2-stage compressor, I recommend it. Although you can also do it with a single stage air compressor.

However, you have to look for an air compressor with at least a 15-18 CFM at 90 PSI.  That’s what I recommend.

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Other Helpful Links:

Best 20 – 30 Gallon SMALL Air Compressors for Auto Painting!

What Size Air Compressor Do You Need To Paint a Car?

How To Set Up Air Compressor for Your Garage Part 1

HVLP or LVLP Spray Guns for Automotive Refinishing – What’s Best for You?

How To Set-Up Your Air Compressor – Part 2

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