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Hyundai compressors - anyone have one?
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 08:15 AM UTC
Hi,
Has anyone any experience with small Hyundai compressors? I noticed they now sell them direct through Amazon in the UK. The price is not much more than the no name clone types, but seems higher spec.

Such as
Hyundai HY5508

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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 09:56 AM UTC
I’ve not seen this one, but I own two Hyundai’s and a Cadillac. If this compressor is as good as Hyundai’s Santa Fe and Tucson, it will be an exceptional bargain. I gave my Tucson to my daughter, who’s driving it still, and I drive the Santa Fe— 12 years old and still going strong at 160,000 miles. Most trouble free cars I’ve ever owned, and the warrantee can’t be beat. Can’t say that for the Cadillac which has 56,000 miles. Having lived in Korea, I can say Hyundai is a top notch manufacturer.
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 10:35 AM UTC
This is what I was thinking... They have a good reputation for quality in other areas, seems to make sense that this must be pretty good too.
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 11:38 AM UTC
Had I known this existed, I wouldn't have just bought a new Iwata Power Jet Pro! Hyundai makes great stuff. My wife has a Hyundai and she can't kill it, although I'm convinced she tries!
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 12:09 PM UTC

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Had I known this existed, I wouldn't have just bought a new Iwata Power Jet Pro! Hyundai makes great stuff. My wife has a Hyundai and she can't kill it, although I'm convinced she tries!



I have an acquaintance who owns a 2012 Lexus and a 2018 BMW. He’s had nothing but trouble with both. My old Santa Fe just keeps on ticking along. I’d love to try this compressor— it looks like it’s a double diaphragm model, which will ensure quiet operation, with lots of HP to fill the tank, which also looks formidable. Remember, a tank compressor will only work long enough to keep the tank pressured to the level you set the air pressure at— so these types of compressors usually will last longer than continuously operating compressors. I’m going to look for one of these when my Iwata gives out, maybe sooner— you can’t have too many compressors!
VR, Russ
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 01:12 PM UTC
Cars and compressors are two different creatures. Hyundai is originally known for heavy equipment and cars. Just because it says Hyundai on it could mean it's rebadged junk. That happens all the time. How many times have we modellers been handed a box with nice artwork and the promise of a great kit only to find out it's a reboxed italeri kit from the 80's.
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 06:53 PM UTC
Could be, that's why I was searching for views on the compressor. Unusually this is available direct from Hyundai in the UK, which makes me think it's unlikely to be a rebadged no name make. The specs and the price look good, I guess how long lasting it is will be the test, and I guess no one's going to know that for a while.
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 12:28 AM UTC
I think Matt's correct. I've done a lot of searching and it's not available anywhere else.
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 01:22 AM UTC
This has nothing to do with Hyundai cars. Hyundai seems to have licensed its brand name to one or two Chinese power tool manufacturers who label their OEM products with Hyundai brand for retail chains to sell easier. These are mostly copies of BOSCH or other branded power tools (not the compressors obviously). Having said that, provided there is a known importer and distributor for the product for service support, these products are completely OK for hobby use. My suggestion is, if you buy it, try it immediately and have it replaced if you see or hear anything irregular.

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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 02:06 AM UTC
What ever your decision make sure you get a moisture trap.
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 02:56 AM UTC

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This has nothing to do with Hyundai cars. Hyundai seems to have licensed its brand name to one or two Chinese power tool manufacturers who label their OEM products with Hyundai brand for retail chains to sell easier. These are mostly copies of BOSCH or other branded power tools (not the compressors obviously). Having said that, provided there is a known importer and distributor for the product for service support, these products are completely OK for hobby use. My suggestion is, if you buy it, try it immediately and have it replaced if you see or hear anything irregular.




Thanks, I had noticed today that Katsu and Orazio brands do have compressors that look very similar, and I think you have confirmed that.
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 03:03 AM UTC

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What ever your decision make sure you get a moisture trap.


Absolutely without exception! Nothing like a water spat to ruin a great paint job (and your day). I have a moisture filter on my regulator and an Iwata pistol grip moisture filter on the airbrush end. I don't know how I developed water in a 10' braided hose attached to a moisture trap, but it happened once.
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 04:05 AM UTC
Plenty more time to make up my mind and do research, nothing is being dispatched until 24 April at the earliest...
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 05:26 AM UTC

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What ever your decision make sure you get a moisture trap.


Absolutely without exception! Nothing like a water spat to ruin a great paint job (and your day). I have a moisture filter on my regulator and an Iwata pistol grip moisture filter on the airbrush end. I don't know how I developed water in a 10' braided hose attached to a moisture trap, but it happened once.



I'm running 2 also, one on the compressor end and another on the airbrush regulator. I've been places (Korea during the monsoon season for one) where I was draining my water trap every few minutes.


Make sure you get the right fittings and connectors for your airbrush to your compressor. It seems most airbrushes have proprietary fittings so it's not one size fits all.
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 05:57 AM UTC
Gotta agree with all the statements above. I looked at Amazon, and there are no “Hyundai” compressors listed there at all. So, I’m not sure this really is a “Hyundai” product from ROK. But, the posting above does list a “2 year warranty” which is something. You don’t see that on a lot of other Chinese produced compressors.
VR, Russ
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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2020 - 10:26 AM UTC
For what it's worth, there's one for sale on the French Amazon that looks quite similar (cosmetic details differences, same specs):



MSW compressor

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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2020 - 10:51 AM UTC
Also this one: