Subscribe
  1. soilman's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    446
    Jan 4, 2005, 7:29 AM - Airbrush Questions. #1

    I have a cheap airbrush that came with the can'o'air.

    I would like to get a cheap air compressor so I do not have to spend a bunch of money on cans of air that do not last very long at all

    Do you know of any help on this?

    Thanks.
  2. cal196's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    2,617
    Jan 4, 2005, 8:20 AM - Re: Airbrush Questions. #2

    There is no such thing as a cheap air compressor unforuntaly, the cheapest will run you around 120 bucks, and those are not very good at all, the biggest problem with the less costly air compressors is that is doesnt flow air at a steady rate, it pulses which isnt good.
  3. shortimer52's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    2,287
    Jan 4, 2005, 10:32 PM - Re: Airbrush Questions. #3

    I must agree, My mom has a cheep one that works great for arts and crafts stuff that she dose.(she's old) But for doing stuff like helmets and armor spend the money and buy a good one.
  4. Prymer13's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    1,090
    Jan 6, 2005, 11:19 AM - Re: Airbrush Questions. #4

    I hate to add to the conscensious(SP) but they're right. I have a 10GAL that I use and it's great. BUT I also know that senco makes a nice mini 2.5GAL compressor for about $100 retail. BUT It is quiet and I have heard that it works well:

    http://www.senco.com/con_rem/results...ype=compressor

    Two words of advise:
    Get some Tephlon Tape for every connection
    Get a regulator so you can hold about 35psi

    Hope it helps
    ~Darren
  5. E2K13's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    1,501
    Jan 6, 2005, 11:36 AM - Re: Airbrush Questions. #5

    I bought this one a few months ago.
    http://www.lowes.com/lkn?action=prod...11-1126-FP2051
    All you need to add is a moisture trap to it which is only about $15. It is recommended for airbrushing which is stated on the box. It is pretty damn quiet too.
    One of the good things about it is you can mount it on a wall in your work space or just have it sitting next to you.

Similar Threads

  1. Airbrush problems
    By nogga_nootch in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Apr 9, 2010, 5:51 AM
  2. Will this airbrush do the job?
    By BigMarv in forum Prop Building Workshop
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Dec 5, 2006, 9:05 AM
  3. More airbrush help
    By Wes in forum Prop Building Workshop
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Mar 4, 2006, 12:29 AM
  4. Airbrush help
    By gunsofbrixton197 in forum Prop Building Workshop
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Feb 28, 2006, 9:55 AM
  5. Airbrush Compressor Questions.
    By E2K13 in forum Prop Building Workshop
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Aug 27, 2004, 5:55 AM