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  1. Armydad's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2011
    Mar 13, 2016, 3:17 PM - Airbrush Question #1

    Does more psi from the compressor equal more paint from the airbrush? I've always used spray paints but love the evenness and thin layers of the airbrush. So I bought an airbrush (cheap beginners gun) and a 2 gal compressor from the hardware store. I've done a few practice runs with it and it works fine. It just seems to me that the area covered with each spray is very small, even when adjusting the airbrush to spray more paint. Maybe a 1-2 inch thick line when spraying. Or perhaps this is normal and I just need to be more patient when using the airbrush. Thoughts, thanks in advance.
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  3. superjedi's Avatar
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    Jul 2003
    Mar 13, 2016, 5:28 PM - Re: Airbrush Question #2

    Airbrushes aren't designed to give a super wide spray pattern. One thing you could try is holding the brush further from your work piece.
    But then you have to make slower passes to allow the same amount of paint to hit the surface.

    A potential problem with this is winding up with a kind of gritty surface, as the paint can actually begin to dry in midair.
  4. Armydad's Avatar
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    Jan 2011
    Mar 13, 2016, 7:33 PM - Re: Airbrush Question #3

    So patience it is! Slow and steady then from here on out.
  5. ryan101011's Avatar
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    Oct 2015
    Mar 15, 2016, 7:23 AM - Re: Airbrush Question #4

    the paint DOES dry mid air...that's another thing I love about the air brush, in less than2 minutes, its touchable...
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    Jun 25, 2016, 5:30 PM - Re: Airbrush Question #5

  7. Armydad's Avatar
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    Jan 2011
    Jun 25, 2016, 5:40 PM - Re: Airbrush Question #6

    Just finished "airbrushing" my new helmet! Must say I am very pleased!

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