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franky boy

Compressor Oil

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Hi everyone 

 

My Revell Omega compressor is running a little low on oil. I've had it for about 12 years so I guess that's fair enough.

 

Can some kind person recommend which oil to buy to top it up/change the old oil?

 

 Thanks 

 

James

Edited by franky boy

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Compressor oil !  Normally sold in 500ml bottles  for about £16   

 

We usually have it on the stand at shows, but not sure how it stands up to the postal system, so it's not currently on our website

 

Paul

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On ‎15‎/‎01‎/‎2018 at 8:49 AM, franky boy said:

My Revell Omega compressor is running a little low on oil

 

They need oiling?

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As I understand it the oil is for lubricating of the crankshaft and not for the piston.

You may use usual compressor oil from the DIY market but revell had its own brand as well.

 

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My question above was genuine. My AS18 has no mention of lubrication. Does is need it?

 

Martin

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25 minutes ago, RidgeRunner said:

My question above was genuine. My AS18 has no mention of lubrication. Does is need it?

 

Martin

I've just stripped mine (due to a weird problem-still under investigation) and have found nothing to oil. Everything moving has sealed bearings.

hth.

Rick.

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On 28.2.2018 at 11:14 PM, RidgeRunner said:

Does is need it?

 

That depends on the constructive type of the compressor.

Usually Airbrush compressors are oil free to avoid contamination of the paint.

My own compressor is from Revell 39674 and its an oil free one like the AS18.

The mentioned Revell Omega needs oil.

 

In this video you can see an oil lubricated airbrush compressor, it might be of the same type as the Revell omega.

at 1:11 you can see a kind of an oil check window.

at 1:30 the refill process itself.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gcp3uVvz5_4

 

cheers Stephan

 

 

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