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Topic # 175373 26-Jun-2015 13:57 Send private message

Would something like this work for model air brushes?

http://www.bunnings.co.nz/ozito-12v-dc-digital-mini-compressor-_p00278672

It's not something I know anything about....and for the amount of air brushing I am likely to do, can't really justify a "proper" compressor.





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  Reply # 1332193 26-Jun-2015 15:45 Send private message

As far as I know air compressor used for air brushing have special air container, which makes pressure changes very even and slow. It's like low-pass filter for air pressure. 

These car pumps just "shots" air frequently which will just spit paint through your airbrush.
But that's IMHO, I'm not professional.

However, you can use it to inflate car tire, then connect your paintbrush to this tire and use while it has pressure inside :)

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  Reply # 1332199 26-Jun-2015 15:49 One person supports this post Send private message

No. You need capacity and filtration.




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  Reply # 1332241 26-Jun-2015 16:15 Send private message

If you are painting in short bursts then you could get one of those to fill a tank and then put a regulator on the tank and use that, but that would all cost more than a most basic compressor from supercheap with a regulator on it already.

edit: and dont get the small stanley that can hang on the wall. its output is useless. Might be ok for a tiny airbrush if you dont use it a great deal? But you will quickly curse buying it the first time you want to fill a tire up and it cant pump up the tank fast enough.




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  Reply # 1332263 26-Jun-2015 16:49 Send private message

Can someone point me to one that is suitable?




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  Reply # 1332280 26-Jun-2015 17:46 Send private message

There were some interesting ones on TradeMe when I last looked for a cheapie air brush for very occasional model air-brush work.

Here's one for a hundy:
http://www.trademe.co.nz/art/art-supplies-equipment/other/auction-906335608.htm




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  Reply # 1332324 26-Jun-2015 19:32 Send private message

Don't get any of that 12v stuff... get a proper compressor that will handle an airbrush. A mate that's also an airbrush artist has one like this (he won awards at summernats)... http://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/online-store/products/Blackridge-Air-Compressor-Direct-Drive-1-0HP-40LPM.aspx?pid=296171#Recommendations 
No good for a spray gun but great for an airbrush (I'm a spray painter these days and by trade)

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  Reply # 1332474 26-Jun-2015 23:46 Send private message

There are cheap airbrushes with low power compressors on them. When I was talking with a makeup person about airbrushes when I was looking at getting one to paint models with, they said the ones with no tank have probems with a surge when you first press on the air because of the pressure build up and can take some time to get the flow right, so you absoultly have to use a double action one, which is where the paint (or makeup stuff whatever it is) is controled by one axis of the button, and the flow of air by pressing down on it. Much harder to use consistantly than a single action one where you pre-set stuff with knobs and basically hit the button to get air and paint squirting.




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  Reply # 1332824 28-Jun-2015 00:13 One person supports this post Send private message

Picture of my mates art. airbrushed...
And the owner of the building for size... 

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