air compressor

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  1. DCortez

    DCortez TGT Addict

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    I've always used canned air for my computers and guns. However, I'm going through a crapload. Anyone here use an air compressor for gun cleaning? I've never considered using an air compressor on my computer or guns due to water concerns.
     


  2. country_boy

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    I havent used a air compressor for gun cleaning but, you could try one of those air compressor filters that trap moisture. As long as the psi isnt a lot I wouldnt see why not.
     
  3. lonewolf23c

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    Install a filter at the compressor then connect the hose to the filter. The filter will filter out any moisture from the compressed air before it enters the hose. Note: Do not use an air-hose that you have used with an inline oiler unit as oil residue will still be in the hose. I suggest you purchase a new hose when you purchase the filter. This will safeguard from accidentally spraying oil into your guns or computer.
     
  4. DCortez

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    Sounds good, I'll google more info. I'd be more than happy to take canned air off my shopping list.
     
  5. lonewolf23c

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    You can find the Filters through http://search.harborfreight.com/cpisearch/web/search.do?keyword=air+filter&Submit=Go. I have 2 different setups, 1 is setup with a filter followed by an oiler that I use with my air tools, the other one is just a straight filter which I use for my paint sprayer. I have a portable air compressor with a filter on it just for the task of weapons cleaning and such.
     
  6. DCortez

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    Thanks Lone, I have a Harbor Freight in my neighborhood (Jersey Village).
     
  7. lonewolf23c

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    That's where I go to get most of my cheap tools that I can toss around without caring too much about them. I've had so many tools stolen from work I just buy the cheap "Made In China" junk now.
     
  8. country_boy

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    I like those cheap tools from harbor for custom mechanic tools, I make my own tools from them.
     
  9. tomharkness

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    I use a blow-drier for mine. With a few hand-made attachments I can funnel the hot air directly into parts that I want to clean out.

    I have also used WD-40 to blow out parts while in a field environment, but don’t really like to do that. It works in a pinch but I don’t recommend it as a normal action. I spend more time making sure that I wipe up all the WD-40 afterwards.

    I think I am going to try the Air Compressor thing. Need to get a proper filter first.
     
  10. lonewolf23c

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    Like I said I buy the cheap tools for work, but I still buy more expensive tools for my personal use at home. I seem to have the cheap tools at work seem to just stay in my tool box, seems that know one wants the tools that say made in Taiwan, China, etc.
     

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