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Old 02-18-2009, 07:18 PM
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airbrushing setups

I'm into modeling as well as the real life size rides we enjoy... anyway I've been looking into an airbrush setup for the models, as well as to touch up small scratches and whatnot on the side.

The compressors usually used in these applications are the diaphragm type with no reservoir.

it's a speedaire 42791, for $45 at a pawn shop (I'll try to talk him down) I don't know the specs but it's as described above (diaphragm, little barb slip on fitting, no regulator, tank, anything like that)

From there I have some of that little line and a little airbrush... is that all I need or do I need a regulator and drier like what's needed with a 'real' air compressor.

I have considered asking how to use a larger air compressor (I have an old homeade one that runs up to 60psi) and for the little airbrush with 'slip on' little air line. If you have any ideas with this, let me know.

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Old 02-18-2009, 10:30 PM
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You can use any compressor you would like as long as you have a regulator. The bigger the compressor is better than the smaller ones because the smaller ones run most of the time and heat the air. I use a double action paashe airbrush that is amazing for glass smooth paint on model cars to trick paint jobs on anything. I run at around 22psi depending on what I'm spraying.
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You can use any compressor you would like as long as you have a regulator. The bigger the compressor is better than the smaller ones because the smaller ones run most of the time and heat the air. I use a double action paashe airbrush that is amazing for glass smooth paint on model cars to trick paint jobs on anything. I run at around 22psi depending on what I'm spraying.

I'm saying an adapter to go from the big ol compressor line down to the wee little slip on line for the airbrush as I wouldn't mind using the big old compressor I have (it only goes to 60psi so I can't really run modern air tools to their potential). I'm sure a machine shop could help me out but that's $$$$ for a custom piece. OldRed probably knows where I can find an adapter to do that.

my big ol compressor has a regulator and drier on it, and I'm not sure of the line size, it's the 'standard'.

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Hardware store should have it. 1/4"NPT to 1/8"NPT or 3/8" to 1/8"NPT.
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Harbor Freight has an adapter for a threaded airbrush hose to 1/4" NPT - item #47986.
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Harbor Freight has an adapter for a threaded airbrush hose to 1/4" NPT - item #47986.
Good find Brimstone, I didn't even think about HF. 5mm outlet thread, think thats the same size as a valve stem on a car rim.
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...unction=Search

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These inline water filters work good for airbrushes also.
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=65978
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