Today I bought a used air compressor on craigslist for the price of a left handed tranny hooker handy-J (i.e. $100). It seemed to be in working order so I figured I would fix it up and have a 20 gallon portable compressor for whatever.
Heres the CL pic
Started tearing it down (dem miata daiseys doe)
hit it with some rattle can enamel
starting to look pretty fresh
So here is the point of the thread. After painting the tank, I decided to have a look inside to check for rust. Its very humid here, any compressor Ive owned has accumulated water quickly requiring them to be drained frequently. So I assumed I would find some amount of surface rust.
Here is what I see
So there seems to be very little surface rust, but there seems to be a fair bit of flaky rust. Flaky rust = metal lost = gonna blow the **** up? yes?
I dont want this to happen
Just curious what you guys think.