What type of Water Separator

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What type of Water Separator

Post by Emmagray » Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:21 am

My husband and I are in the process of setting up a little powder coating outfit in our garage to do Yeti cups for my business. We have a Porter Cable 150lb PSI 6 gal compressor and just bought a Eastwood Dual Voltage Powder Coat Gun. We are new to this but understand that we need a water separator. Looking for guidance on the kind to buy and anything else that will help us as we start this new little adventure.

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Re: What type of Water Separator

Post by jtsmith » Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:19 pm

Check tptools

I use a sharp separator, similar to this. Note it has a nice regulator already installed.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/In-Line-Water-S ... 74&vxp=mtr" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

with a toilet paper roll coalescing filter after that. Just replace a roll of tp once per month or so.

http://www.tptools.com/1and2-Coalescing ... l?b=d*8081" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Then a small disposable unit right on the air inlet of the gun, like this


http://www.tptools.com/Economy-Spray-Gu ... ine+filter" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This should keep you moisture free.


I also have a main line regulator and huge water seperator right off my compressor, however it is larger and used also for blasting, which creates much more moisture due to huge air volumes used for this.
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Re: What type of Water Separator

Post by Emmagray » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:07 am

Thank you!

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Post by hjeades » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:48 pm

If it was me on that compressor setup I would run a desicant dryer rather than a water trap. Both would be ideal with the trap installed before the desicant. Water will get passed the trap and you will still have the issue. A desicant dryer will remove the water. The bigger better one you can afford is best. Below is a link to one Home Depot sells. It would be from the lower end of the scale. It will work fine just keep an eye on your desicant media and when it's ready change it out or refresh it. Some can be dried in the oven. I use a refrigerated dryer at the compressor then a five stage filter setup at the powder coating gun to insure I have no water. But I do use more air flow through out the day than you will. The one thing I have learned thru the years of doing this is water and/or water vapors will find a way thru the system.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Campbell-Hau ... /100671461" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Heres a link with that same setup cheaper.

http://www.performancetoolcenter.com/ca ... aQodkiQBQQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by crash32301 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:04 pm

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yes that compressor will run all the time and create a lot of heat which equals moisture I run this I know it's over kill , I have no problems
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Post by hjeades » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:02 am

Crash your setup reminds me of mine.
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Re: What type of Water Separator

Post by teamdooracer » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:04 am

I have a water trap that connects to the tp tools filter, then to a devilbiss qc3 as my final filter.

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What type of Water Separator

Post by wicked0ne » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:46 pm

No one mentioned pretty much the gold standard from automotive paint industry. The devil bliss QC3. Probably the best sub 1000 decadent dryer. I used these as a last line defense at my booth


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Re: What type of Water Separator

Post by WiseAssYT » Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:28 pm

wicked0ne wrote:No one mentioned pretty much the gold standard from automotive paint industry. The devil bliss QC3. Probably the best sub 1000 decadent dryer. I used these as a last line defense at my booth


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The poster right above you did , I have a devilbiss DAD with an extra stage added ,not cheap but never an issue with it.

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Re: What type of Water Separator

Post by boostnm3 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:05 pm

Nothing beats a refrigerated air dryer. If you plan on doing this as a business, you need to invest in 1. I have a Sullair but there are plenty that are more affordable out there.

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