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 Post subject: Re: air brushing
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:10 pm 
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If I get a bigger compresser do I need to do anything to it so it can run the airbrush


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 Post subject: Re: air brushing
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:38 pm 
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You may need a thread converter to attach the hose to the compressor; most of the light industrial compressors I've seen use the US standard connector, while airbrush hoses come in a range of connector sizes depending on the brand. Converters are pretty readily available.

Apart from that, as long as it has a reasonably accurate pressure regulator it should be fine — for modelling airbrushing you'll probably be wanting to run it at around 20-30 psi.

One thing to be aware of with a large-capacity compressor is that you won't just be switching it on and spraying away; you'll have to let the reservoir tank get up to pressure first. It doesn't take all that long (usually), but it's not an instant-response thing as with the little diaphragm compressors.


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 Post subject: Re: air brushing
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:23 am 
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A moisture trap is a must as the air from the tank can often have water and oil in it.

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 Post subject: Re: air brushing
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:12 am 
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Will the water trap catch oil as well


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 Post subject: Re: air brushing
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:06 am 
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Some do but most good compressors dont have oil in the tank so you should be alright

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 Post subject: Re: air brushing
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:46 pm 
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ok got my compresser also kinda know what brush im getting (sort of) what else do i need


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 Post subject: Re: air brushing
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:33 pm 
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Location: South Side of Hell. Then a bit more south.
http://tcpglobal.com/

Is a great place to get airbrushes from.

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 Post subject: Re: air brushing
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:18 pm 
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I had a really bad experience with TCP. I recommend chicago airbrush supply.

If you get that paasche talon set, it comes with a nice braided hose.

You'll need a regulator with moisture trap (unless your compressor has one) I got a cheap one and it sucks so am looking for a better one. I'll let you know what i find.

A proper respirator with cartridges for spraying. If you have a spray booth with fan you can get away with a dust mask for short periods. A spray booth can be a cardboard box and a fan but it depends on where you are doing it. If you are doing it in a garage or workshop with air flow you can get away with nor extraction fan for short times.

Airbrush cleaner; medea brand from chicago airbrush when you get your talon :)

Some sort of holder for the airbrush

latex gloves, pipettes, cleaning brushes and needles etc


Unfortunately getting into airburshing requires a lot of gear if you are going to do it properly.

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 Post subject: Re: air brushing
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:39 pm 
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i found it fairly cheap.

http://www.bunnings.com.au/dulux-sprayp ... pray+Paint


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