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Old 09-01-2018, 10:38 AM   #1
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Compressor recommendation

Interested in getting a compressor for my garage

Main uses would be tornado gun for cleaning carpets/interiors & also for blowing out pads to clean them on the go between polishing sessions

How many litres should I be looking at?
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Old 09-01-2018, 11:56 AM   #2
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Compressor recommendation

The tornado spec tells you the recommendation size/flow but I can’t remember off hand. It’s quite large unless the newer models have improved some what.


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Your going to want as big as possible for the Tornador. Don't look at anything under 150L and as high a CFM as you can find.
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hmm, could work out quite expensive then!

how effective are tornado guns ?
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hmm, could work out quite expensive then!

how effective are tornado guns ?
Nothing that cant be done be hand, tornado guns are fast and effective great for a small business but how many cars you doing a week?
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Nothing that cant be done be hand, tornado guns are fast and effective great for a small business but how many cars you doing a week?
3-4 including work vans etc with dirty interiors, so was thinking it would be useful for dirty plastics/floors then useful on carpets/mats
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The only compressor that I would avoid is one that I bought from Machine Mart. Because it was used in commerical premises I had to have it safety inspected every 18 months. On the first inspection the engineer condemned it because the metal on the tank was too thin, couldnt be used again.

Went to an auction and bought a 15 year old compressor for £60, sailed through its tests.
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bump this up as now in a position to get a compressor

is it pointless looking at anything under 200 litres if I want to run a tornado gun & impact wrench for wheel nuts etc
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I have a acquaintance who has a car maintenance company, and there is a small problem with Tornadon, it blows up the dirt that spreads throughout the car, he has stopped using it
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Interested in getting a compressor for my garage

Main uses would be tornado gun for cleaning carpets/interiors & also for blowing out pads to clean them on the go between polishing sessions

How many litres should I be looking at?
SGS engineering do good compressors.
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