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Old 02-22-2010, 01:50 PM   #1
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I went to NorCal Hobbies in Union City, CA and they had a air compressor that was fairly large and it could clean the car in a matter of seconds with high pressure that got into every nook and cranny.

i'd love to have a small portable cheaper one but I am not sure if they make one, what are my options and where can I get something that has that pressure in a smaller size besides and aircan(aircan is weak btw)?
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Here's one for $80 bucks. you wouldn't be able to run it for long periods under high CFM tasks (sanders, grinders and other high volume tools) but for a cheap compressor to blow your cars off with should work fine.
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...5206000P?mv=rr
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I went to NorCal Hobbies in Union City, CA and they had a air compressor that was fairly large and it could clean the car in a matter of seconds with high pressure that got into every nook and cranny.

i'd love to have a small portable cheaper one but I am not sure if they make one, what are my options and where can I get something that has that pressure in a smaller size besides and aircan(aircan is weak btw)?
i take this to the track.
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=95275



it goes on sale for $59.99.
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i take this to the track.
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=95275



it goes on sale for $59.99.
Damnit man 12,454 posts thats the most i have seen on here!!!
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Forget the pancake ones and the minis. This one will do the job for you:

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...5310000P?mv=rr
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Forget the pancake ones and the minis. This one will do the job for you:

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...5310000P?mv=rr
Well, I wasm looking to spend much less then $100.
Reliable. And Quiet is a plus.
Maybe I am asking too much for my budget.

Im debatng on these:
http://www.amazon.com/Campbell-Hausf.../dp/B000BOCBAM

Or

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=95275
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i take this to the track.
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=95275



it goes on sale for $59.99.
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Forget the pancake ones and the minis. This one will do the job for you:

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...5310000P?mv=rr
AreCee been here May of 2003, Hebiki August of 2003!!! Hebiki must be retired!! lol!!! Who word will you go for?? Replies on the threat? Or Price??
lol!! you decide!!! lol!
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Well, I wasm looking to spend much less then $100.
Reliable. And Quiet is a plus.
Maybe I am asking too much for my budget.

Im debatng on these:
http://www.amazon.com/Campbell-Hausf.../dp/B000BOCBAM

Or

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=95275
oh crap.. ignore the one i posted if you want "quiet"... that thing wakes up the dead when i turn it on. (well its not THAT loud, but its loud.)

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AreCee been here May of 2003, Hebiki August of 2003!!! Hebiki must be retired!! lol!!! Who word will you go for?? Replies on the threat? Or Price??
lol!! you decide!!! lol!
now if i only had a $1 for every post. the sears one for $99 ive seen at the tamiya track. thats a nice unit also.
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Damnit man 12,454 posts thats the most i have seen on here!!!
check out how many posts Marcos.J has.. he puts my count to shame.
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Well, quiet is not the big of an issue just a plus. If it's a air compressor most likely going to be loud.

http://www.amazon.com/Campbell-Hausf.../dp/B000BOCBAM

Or

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=95275

What do you guys think?
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Forget the pancake ones and the minis. This one will do the job for you:

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...5310000P?mv=rr
This is the one I have and use around the house! It is great, you just have to watchout when excessively running it, mine for some reason blew the head gasket which I fixed for 2 bucks! Other then that it is great!
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Does anyone use a CO2 tank? like a 5 lb tank or 10 lb? That would be nice and quit plus no water for painting...
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oh crap.. ignore the one i posted if you want "quiet"... that thing wakes up the dead when i turn it on. (well its not THAT loud, but its loud.)



now if i only had a $1 for every post. the sears one for $99 ive seen at the tamiya track. thats a nice unit also.



Yes, Hebiki is right, that one is LOUD......I had it and everyone made fun of me at the track!

I think the pancake compressors are louder than other ones......I bought this one and it's not bad at all and it runs off my Honda 1000 watt generator with no problems at all....

attached is what I got at Home depot a while back within the past 6 to 8 months.......Under a 100 dollars and it's not as loud as the one that Hebiki posted.............
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Here's one on ebay with some accessories
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=263602_263622

And here is the one from Home Depot but it looks like it's not available everywhere.
http://www.homedepot.com/Tools-Hardw...distance_1=100


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