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Posted 25 December 2007 - 12:42 PM
I was just wandering if anyone could tell me if there are any advantages on using an airbrush compressor over a regular tool compressor.I use one that I use for my nail guns I was just wandering if there is any difference..
Posted 25 December 2007 - 01:21 PM
Well, pressure is pressure. I like an airbrush compressor simply for it's small size, light weight, and very low noise, because I paint in the house. And I'm used to it, and its certain amount of pressure drop between trigger-0ff, and trigger-on. If none of these considerations are an issure to you, I see no reason to change.
Posted 25 December 2007 - 01:40 PM
I also use one of my construction compressors for airbrushing. I like that it has a larger tank, and I can leave the pressure set at what I used for nail guns, since I have a separate pressure regulator and water filter inline just before the airbrush hose. I paint in the garage, so noise isn't an issue, but I only use a small 2hp pancake compressor for painting because it is quieter. I'd go nuts from the noise if I used an Emglo or one of the big const. compressors.
Dean, I just finished my first four baits on my new drying wheel, and you were right. The finishes look amazing. Thanks.
Posted 25 December 2007 - 05:08 PM
With a moisture filter, a pressure regulator and fittings, think you'll be set with a small tool compressor. Good airbrush compressors start at around $150, so you might as well use what you have. The only reservation is if you paint inside the house where a tool compressor would be too noisy. However most of the airbrush compressors are far from quiet.
Posted 25 December 2007 - 08:07 PM
I bought a Pasche airbrush compressor,used it about 30 hours and it crapped out.
Last one i buy.
Bought a Husky at Home depot,$89 works great and doesnt run all the time.
Posted 25 December 2007 - 09:45 PM
The one I have is just a general compressor and it works great. I bought it at a local hardware store and it's a 16 gallon size I believe. I had one smaller before this one and didn't like it because it kicked on too much. This one I fire up before I paint and then generally only have to recharge it once or twice during each paint session.
Posted 25 December 2007 - 10:04 PM
Thanks again guys I figured they worked pretty much the same I just wanted to double check with the experts!
Posted 25 December 2007 - 11:15 PM
I have a Porter Cable with a 26 gallon tank. Got it on close out at our local hardware for about $219. My paint sessions sometimes last hours with four brushes going off and on and it only comes on a couple of times. I have had several of the smaller airbrush type compressors and I like this one better by far. I have it mounted in the garage outside my shop and a 30 foot airhose going to the manifold. I barely notice it coming on.