is air control equipment necessary?
of adhesion, dust, fish eyes and other problems on coated surfaces
are usually the result of problems in the compressed air supply.
These mistakes are expensive. They can be avoided with professional
air filters. Raw air, piped directly from an air source to a
spray gun, is of little use in spray finishing. Raw air contains
small, but harmful quantities of water, oil, dirt and other
contaminants that will alter the quality of the sprayed finish.
Air filters filter out these contaminants before they get on
your paint job. Air entering the filter is swirled to remove
moisture that collects in the baffled quiet zone. Accumulated
liquid is carried away through either a manual or automatic
ultimate goal of air filtration is to remove all oil, dirt and
water from the air while maintaining good CFM air flow. The
goal of our Water and Air Filters is to get your air to .01
micron filtration (the lowest you can go). This is the level
that professional spray booths operate in. However, if you are
a professional but do not have a sealed shop environment do
not feel you have to get a .01 filter (you do not have to go
this clean), any 1-10 micron filter will work to your satisfaction
and will be good enough for most users. If you do seal your
spray booth in the future or are a very particular painter,
you can always add a 2nd filter - a .01 Motorguard Filter system
for around $50.00 later on. Please look at our favorite filters
at Our Recommendations.
Also: Do not feel you have to make a serious investment at this
time, please come back or , we have serious hobbyist
and professionals that use only the $10.00 category filters
and they are happy with their results.