hello, Cycling my hobby interests back around to art and air brushing. Since I was last on here I picked up an Iwata Smart Jet Pro compressor that was packaged for makeup and spray tan use, then house repairs took over and the air brush interests took a back seat to keeping a roof over our heads. Well, today at a thrift shop, I came across another deal and brought home a Silentaire DR 300 compressor. It has a tank that the Iwata does not have, and it seems to work okay as far as I can initially tell. It needs an airline/hose, the current one with it leaks at the fitting that connects to the compressor. I haven’t verified if the pressure switches turn the motor off yet. Also, for some unknown reason, a previous owner decided to paint the exterior black and covered up a sticker and any other markings. At least they didn’t paint over the I.D. tag which tells me this is a DR 300 from the year N/2000. There is clean looking oil visible in the viewing bubble. Is there anything I should do to tune up or clean this compressor before trying to use it once I get another hose for it? I assume it has an air filter someplace on it that I haven’t found yet. I’m excited to get back to practicing again since winter has arrived and the house repairs are in a lull right now. Edit: apparently I did post about the Iwata compressor back around May 2017 https://www.airbrushforum.org/threads/compressor-shopping.18182/ and before photobucket disabled image-linking. Time sure flies when you’re working on a 100+ year old house and trying to keep up with my wife’s 10+ grandkids’s activities. Anyway, getting my mind realigned to airbrushing again.