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#1 posted 11-03-2015 02:03 PM

As others have noted, the big problem with using a small compressor/tank combo with a spray gun is the lack of air volume. The compressor will run almost constantly to try to keep up with supplying all the air the gun is using. That being said, it really comes down to what kind of project you want to spray. Something small, like a box or a guitar, will be no problem because you don’t need to use the gun for more than a couple of minutes at a time. But try spraying a large piece of furniture and you’ll likely burn up the compressor.

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