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#1 posted 04-01-2013 05:01 PM

Hello all, thought I would add my 2 cents. I sold automotive paint and supplies for some time back in the early 90’s. One of the most important concepts in automotive paint is to have clean, dry air. Here is a little info that is important to know and a trick that will help.
When the compressed air leaves your tank, the water in it is still in vapor form (due to tempreture and the high pressure) and will stay in that way for about 25 feet down the line. So to make your water trap effective take an air hose around 25 feet long and connect it to the compressor. Next, loop it round and round, I just loop mine around the handle on my compressor, you could also loop and hang it on a hook in the wall. After this, connect the water trap, I have mine elevated a little above the compressor. This will be where you connect your tools with your regular air hose. The 25 foot or so of air hose gives the air time to cool down and the water to condense back into droplets. You will find that your water trap will actually trap water like it is supposed to. BennyG

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