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Author Topic: Airbrush + Compressor Combo  (Read 107 times)

Offline Merrittk54

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Airbrush + Compressor Combo
« on: November 07, 2018, 12:29:46 pm »
So I'm ready to buy an airbrush & compressor set.  I have had a couple great suggestions from a couple of you, but I wanted to run it buy everyone once more before I pull the trigger.  Here's the one I'm considering:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002KSQHB6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A23ADOZFIJNPFB&psc=1

I have around $150-$200 to spend on one.  If you have other suggestions I'd really appreciate your input.

Many thanks!

-Merrittk54

Offline Tankton

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Re: Airbrush + Compressor Combo
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2018, 01:22:33 am »
That is a great starter set. I still have mine. I have graduated to a shop compressor and
fancier airbrushes but still use mine from time to time.
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Offline Tshark

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Re: Airbrush + Compressor Combo
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2018, 08:20:52 am »
I bought the standard Master Airbrush set and I am very happy with the compressor.  It is very quiet and has good pressure regulation.  The airbrush itself is a good beginner brush, but I prefer my Iwata Eclipse.  I found that a storage tank was not really necessary.  The regulator/filter stores enough reserve air that I do not notice a drop in air pressure during compressor cycling.  Without the storage tank I can more easily store my compressor when I am not airbrushing.

Hope this helps

Offline simi

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Re: Airbrush + Compressor Combo
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2018, 05:50:50 pm »
So I'm ready to buy an airbrush & compressor set.  I have had a couple great suggestions from a couple of you, but I wanted to run it buy everyone once more before I pull the trigger.  Here's the one I'm considering:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002KSQHB6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A23ADOZFIJNPFB&psc=1

I have around $150-$200 to spend on one.  If you have other suggestions I'd really appreciate your input.

Many thanks!

-Merrittk54
That's the compressor I bought about 4 yers ago.  So far, so good.   Gonna be honest, I would recommend getting one with a tank (like the link you provided)  And the delta on the cost is about $30.  So if unless 30 bucks is a significant amount for you, get the tank.  Just sayin.  So this is great for an airbrush - but what you might need to consider (and I'm thinking about) is IF this compressor can drive something like the following for bigger gun for bigger models:

https://www.spraygunsdirect.co.uk/index.php/sprayguns-parts/mini-sprayguns/ani-r150-mini-gravity-spraygun.html#sthash.kMbch9o1.Rbfnd848.dpbs

Cheers!

Simi
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Offline Tshark

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Re: Airbrush + Compressor Combo
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2018, 10:23:19 pm »
That's the compressor I bought about 4 yers ago.  So far, so good.   Gonna be honest, I would recommend getting one with a tank (like the link you provided)  And the delta on the cost is about $30.  So if unless 30 bucks is a significant amount for you, get the tank.  Just sayin.  So this is great for an airbrush - but what you might need to consider (and I'm thinking about) is IF this compressor can drive something like the following for bigger gun for bigger models:

https://www.spraygunsdirect.co.uk/index.php/sprayguns-parts/mini-sprayguns/ani-r150-mini-gravity-spraygun.html#sthash.kMbch9o1.Rbfnd848.dpbs

Cheers!

Simi

I would also recommend the addition of a spray gun for large model surfaces (base color coats and dull/gloss coats).  Most spray guns require 3+ CFM which is more than this compressor can provide (I believe around 0.8 CFM).  You would probably need at least a three gallon storage tank to avoid having to stop spraying while pressure rebuilds.

Another option is to purchase the just the Master Airbrush model G222 from Amazon.  Then from Harbor Freight purchase this spray gun:

https://www.harborfreight.com/adjustable-detail-spray-gun-92126.html

And this pancake compressor:

https://www.harborfreight.com/3-gallon-100-psi-oilless-pancake-air-compressor-95275.html

All added up it would cost less than the kit originally listed, especially with the 20% off coupon that is commonly available.

Just something to consider

Offline Merrittk54

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Re: Airbrush + Compressor Combo
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2018, 07:51:32 pm »
Simi, Tshark, Tankton, thanks for your replies.  Had to postpone making the purchase as all 3 of my vehicles suffered various mechanical failures all at once.  I'll post up again when I've made my decision.  Cheers! ;)

 




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