AIR HOSE RECOMMENDATIONS

JC Daniel

Promoted Users
I need a new air hose to spray paint with because I have water contamination in the current one and want to see what you guys recommend?
 

Chris_Hamilton

Trying to be the best me, I can be
My preference is for regular rubber hose. I like the flexilla but have had a couple and have had some longevity issues. Regular rubber hose seems to work best for me. I don't like PVC (obviously) or the hybrid rubber hoses. Those hybrid rubber hoses take a set and you never get the set out of them. Always want to curl up tight like they were originally packaged. I never coil the hose tight either. Long loops only.
 

Jim C

Oldtimer
i am all about flexzilla. i have 3 of them in my shop. the one in my booth has been there for prob 10 years now. never had a flexzilla fail. its light, doesnt dry rot and lays flat on the floor.

the pvc hoses are terrible. the red rubber hoses dryrot and fail in about 6 mos. for rubber you need to get the black or yellow goodyear hoses.
 

Chris_Hamilton

Trying to be the best me, I can be
I've had two of the yellow goodyear hoses and both had the outer covering crack and separate from the inner covering within a couple of months after being put into service. The black Goodyears are better hoses IMO.
 

Jim C

Oldtimer
Hmmm interesting. I have both and no issues with either. Both prob 7 years. Yellow seems higher quality than black but who knows. The yellow one was a high psi type. 300 or more i believe.
 

texasking

Promoted Users
I've had the same problem with the newer Goodyear hoses. Separated between the braid and outer covering and started leaking within a couple months. Had some of the older ones last for years, and the overall diameter seemed larger than the newer ones. I have yet to find an air hose that I am completely happy with. I have flexillas now. They are light, flexible, and pretty tough. Maybe they don't like me, but every once in a while they will reach out and grab my leg like a python and try to get me on the ground. Haven't succeeded yet, but close. I do like the "pro ends" better than the standard. They are easily repairable.
 

sprint_9

Rookie
My yellow Goodyear has been a great hose, I dont use it a ton, but its probably 9 years old. Probably the better older build quality I suppose. My dad bought a Dewalt rubber hose for his shop, very similar to the yellow Goodyear with some slight differences, I think that one is around 3 years old.

I had a Flexzilla for my booth and I didn't mind it, as has been mentioned its light and relatively easy to work with.

For whatever reason I seem to prefer a rubber hose for regular work in the garage, and a Flexzilla for painting.
 

JC Daniel

Promoted Users
The hose will be strictly for painting, I use 1/2 inch rubber on all my tools. Is there a way to remove condensation from a hose or dry it out?
 

JC Daniel

Promoted Users
I have a 1 gallon desiccant, Motor guard M60 and a water trap but still get water contamination from time to time. I would love to make an after cooler but don't know specifics to do so.
 
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