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Posted: 6/2/2008 6:31:38 AM EST
What kind of specs should I be looking for? I could use propellant, but I might as well just get a machine and kit for $100 if I can. What about these?

http://www.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=2175449
http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/kus/kuskhc100.htm?source=froogle
http://www.rcslot.com/pc-radio-control-slot-cars/TES9169.html

Thanks everyone.
J. Dominguez
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 8:34:34 AM EST
Think beyond just using it to spray on DC, think more into the prep work of maybe sandblasting one day. There might be a time when you'll have a job that needs it then have to buy a compressor just for that. I'd go for one big enough to handle both jobs. But then again a spare tire will have enough air for an airbrush.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 1:59:57 PM EST
I bought the small 1 gallon compressor from walmart.wayyy cheaper than the ones the airbrush dealers try to sell,and it works perfect! it just makes me jump everytime it kicks on....
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 2:47:45 PM EST
I use a full size comp with the little necked down fitting for the airbrush, you should have a comp that does it all, mine runs my blast cabinet also. and blows out air filters, cleans crap, etc etc etc....
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 6:13:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By Double-E:
Think beyond just using it to spray on DC, think more into the prep work of maybe sandblasting one day. There might be a time when you'll have a job that needs it then have to buy a compressor just for that. I'd go for one big enough to handle both jobs. But then again a spare tire will have enough air for an airbrush.


Yep, get a bigger one, you can use a regulator to reduce your air pressure for airbrushing. I have a real simple/cheap one on the end of the hose (in addition to the one mounted on the compressor, which I just use as a main/master one), so when I'm working I can adjust my pressure if I need to.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 11:30:00 AM EST
OK, well I just ordered this:
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=3992
Recommended PSI for airbrushing duracoat is 20-30 right? I assume I can just go to a hardware store and get a regulator?
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 1:55:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/3/2008 1:56:58 PM EST by AlohaRovers]

Originally Posted By domingjm2:
OK, well I just ordered this:
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=3992
Recommended PSI for airbrushing duracoat is 20-30 right? I assume I can just go to a hardware store and get a regulator?


Yes, lowes, home depot, walmart, etc sell pressure regulators and moisture filters.

How ever does the hose on the compressor unscrew? If not you are going to need to cut the hose and get some barbed fittings. That comp is for airing up tires and pool toys.

I am shooting pretty much 20 PSI with a cheap auto touch up air gun, and my better qaulity Paasche(sp)
Drop down the PSI for doing splatters.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 6:45:14 PM EST


www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=9189093

Go the extra 20 bones and get this one, I think you'll burn that little tire pump up with it always going. Plus you'll never be able to regulate it down.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 8:49:31 AM EST
The one double E posted is enough to airbrush with. You can get a regulator for 5 or 6 bucks from harbor freight
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