Got an airbrush & Compressor Now What ???? hahhahaha I know start painting but since I never used one is there anything else I should buy before I start using it ? I have a small bottle of paint thinner is that going to be enough for a little while ? I don't want to mess something up. Thanks guys.
Got an airbrush & Compressor Now What ?
Posted 28 July 2013 - 04:05 PM
Does your compressor have a water trap and a regulator? You will need those. If you're going to be using enamels, get some cheap lacquer thinner for thinning them, a la Donn Yost. His methods work great. It's also good for cleaning the brush.
Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:23 AM
I have a water trap and regulator on my compressor and one that fits on the bottom of my air brush. I keep lacquer thinner, enamel thinner and water handy depending on what paint I use. Mostly lacquer. for Final cleaning I use an airbrush cleaner and a few drops of regular Windex. Get an airbrush cleaning station. It's a glass jar thing that you shoot the cleaner into to catch the spray. Amazon and TC Global have more stuff than you can imagine. Airbrush lube for a monthly cleaning and lube is good too.
What brush do you have?
Posted 29 July 2013 - 05:13 PM
I believe Don Youst uses one of those. A single action is good for finish body jobs. I have an Iwata double action. I like the extra control for hitting small areas and stuff like that.
Posted 01 August 2013 - 03:39 PM
Yeah I wanted to learn on a single action will probably buy a double action in the future.
Posted 02 August 2013 - 02:37 PM