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Author Topic: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread  (Read 83448 times)

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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #135 on: March 29, 2012, 07:17:29 AM »

Just remember, you get what you pay for. Top line airbrushes and compressors are expensive for a reason  ;)

Your choice would be good to learn on but don't expect it last you for very long, especially the so called compressor. Make sure you spring for a water trap as that compressor will make a lot of moisture if it's been running for a while.
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #136 on: March 29, 2012, 05:45:45 PM »

I concur with thegunny and Quang.. that compressor looks too much like a toy. No pressure adjustment, no tank, *needs to be cooled every 30 minutes...*
The airbrush on the other hand seems ok but for the money, you'd rather buy each part separatly. The princesstrade compressors (at least the black case one with a tank which is what I run) is a nice starting point if you manage to run into a non-compete on on Ebay from them.
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #137 on: March 29, 2012, 06:33:25 PM »

Ok thanks guys, i really appreciate the help. I'll check out this Princesstrade compressors, i think i may have come across them in my Ebay searches. :)
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #139 on: March 30, 2012, 08:56:18 PM »

If you can afford it go for the one with the tank. Much better option.
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #140 on: March 30, 2012, 09:18:04 PM »

Awesome yeah that's what i thought. I was bidding on one before that went for $60. I also bid sixty at the last second but a previous bidder had sixty as well and it went to him. If i can get one for that price, i'll be happy!
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #141 on: March 31, 2012, 06:36:11 AM »

Thats why you bid $60.01, and youll win it!

Good luck on winning one though.
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #142 on: March 31, 2012, 07:14:43 AM »

That's why you should bid $61.73 because everyone bids $60.01......

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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #143 on: March 31, 2012, 03:07:44 PM »

Yup definitely going to bid like that next time :)

Will i need a moisture trap for this one as well?
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #144 on: March 31, 2012, 04:23:19 PM »

It always pays to have a water trap regardless of the set up.
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #145 on: March 31, 2012, 07:27:27 PM »

Those two already have air/water filters and regulators.
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #146 on: March 31, 2012, 09:38:51 PM »

If you are getting a water trap, make sure you get one at the air brush end not the compressot end. A lot of moisture occurs in the hose to the brush so putting one before it will not work efficiently.

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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #147 on: March 31, 2012, 10:22:57 PM »

@Goz, I'm currently using a Sparmax moisture trap on the compressor end and I find that it works fine. Does it really make a big difference if I have one on the airbrush instead of having on on the compressor end??
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #148 on: April 01, 2012, 11:33:34 AM »

A large amount of moisture can occur in the hose if the room you are in is cooler than the compressor is. When the hot air meets the cooler hose, moisture forms quickly. Having a trap at the compressor is ok but doesn't remove moisture that occurs after it.

I find it best to have the trap at the end of the air rather than half way, that way all of the moisture is removed before the air brush.

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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #149 on: April 01, 2012, 05:15:56 PM »

Just broke my airbrush >.<

Was disassembling it for the first time, putting it back together and the thread of the nozzle (the tiny bit they give you a spanner to get off) broke off while I was tightening it...

Lesson learnt: don't try and over tighten the nozzle.

Good thing is it only cost me $12 but the whole thing is essentially useless bar the needle, but even that may be useless as the nozzle's dead.
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