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#1 midnightracer

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:15 PM

I have been modelling for a while and never bought an air brush but recently I went to a Zellers that was clsing and got a testors basic air brush thats uses a can of propellent. Its a geat little air brush and only cost me $15 (canadian) but replacement ccans cost $10 per can, I was wondering if it was at all possible to use a compressor? Also because Im a very low budget modeller a shiny new compressor is out of my budget plus I only build a model every few months, I was looking on ebay and found some cheap tattoo/make up mini compressor kits for less than $100, has anybody tried these or are they even worth the money? example http://www.ebay.ca/i...=item416e8bff3d

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#2 Don Wheeler

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:25 PM

That compressor is really marginal, especially for an external mix airbrush like yours. Notice it's spec'd at 19psi max. Your brush really needs 25 to 30psi with good volume. Try to find something with at least a 1/8hp motor. The cans are too expensive to stay with. A regular shop compressor would be noisy but you could use it for other things too.

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