Case Study – Dents HQ

Before & After An Air Compressor Overhaul

Before Air Compressor Overhaul for Dents HQ

An air compressor so in need of a major service that its owner wouldn’t even dare to switch it on? Leave it to us…

The client:

It’s not easy to set up a business. So many plates to spin. So many costs to juggle. Fortunately for Lucy Dent, owner of Dents HQ, a new vehicle spraying business in Sheffield, she had acquired an air compressor which would help dramatically reduce her set-up costs.

The challenge

As you’ll see from the images, however, it was clear the compressor hadn’t been serviced in a long time. Lucy knew it had been sat around for a few years. In fact, the compressor was so obviously in need of urgent tlc that she didn’t dare turn it on until we’d had a chance to look at it.

For any paint spraying business, an air compressor that can deliver a clean, steady supply of air is perhaps the most important tool in the paint shop. Without steady flow and constant pressure, you can’t achieve a consistent finish. And without careful attention to filtration you risk oil and water contaminating the air feed, where they’ll be spat out by the spray gun to ruin the finish.

Our response

We gave the compressor a full service and clean, replacing filters, belts and numerous other parts, before carefully coaxing the compressor back to life. You can see the results in the before and after shots here.

Now, when Dents HQ resprays a car, the finish is immaculate and Lucy is delighted with the result:

“I was gifted a bigger compressor by a friend but it was in a bad way. I looked for places that could service it and found Algar Air – which worked out perfectly as they’re only at the top of our road!

“This was my first time having a compressor serviced so I had no idea how much it would cost. I called and spoke with Jenny about having my compressor serviced and also questioned if it was a brand they knew and could work with.

“Jenny was very welcoming and suggested bringing it in for an examination so they could quote for the work. I thought that was really good as some places would just rip you off and expect you to pay before giving you even a rough idea of how much to expect.

“After having my compressor for only around an hour, one of the helpful staff members gave me a call and explained step by step and part by part what needed to be done. They told me the price on the phone and I was over the moon with it as it was a lot less than I expected.

“The next morning the phone rang again and it was ready for collection. I went to get the compressor from them and they even showed me all the before and after photos of the parts that had been changed out for new ones. Now I have a shiny yellow box but when it went in it was no more than a dusty brown box!

“I’m delighted with the service they provided for me and also with how friendly they all were, as I had no idea what I needed or how it worked.

“We’re now ready to paint cars with ease and have plenty of air to keep us going.”

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