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Expert's Corner — gun

Filters for an Air Compressor

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Filters for an Air Compressor

You should be aware that moisture and oil can get into the air line and spray gun from your air compressor and mess up your work. This is one of the disadvantages of using an air compressor instead of a turbine to supply air. There’s no possibility of moisture or oil being transferred from a turbine. To reduce the possibility of moisture getting into the air ine, drain the compressor’s tank on a regular basis. Oil usually enters the system through deteriorated gasket seals, so you shouldn’t have an oil problem unless the compressor is old. To deal with both...

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TIP: Gun Stock Finish

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The most popular homeowner gunstock finish is probably Tru-Oil. You can get it at almost every store that sells guns. Tru-Oil is polymerized linseed oil. It is linseed oil that has been cooked at high temperatures in an oxygen-free environment (inert gases) until it just begins to gel, then rapidly cooled. The cooking causes the carbon atoms to begin crosslinking. So when the finish is later exposed to oxygen in the air during the finishing process, the finish cures very rapidly. After the cooking the oil is very thick so the manufacturer adds mineral spirits to make the finish easier...

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