Airbrushing tips?

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    Airbrushing tips?

    ok, so I havent gotten fairly decent with my airbrush at this point but there is still one big thing eluding me. My airbrush, I'm using an iwata eclipse c, says it can do "hair fine lines". I can't seem to even come close to that! Smallest I can get is about 1/8th of an inch or so and even that has like a shadow around it. Do I need a different tip, different compressor (I'm using the compressor for my nail gun, etc at about 25psi) or what? Any tips would be greatly appreciated

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    formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Re: Airbrushing tips?

    Can't help with the make and model but if their claims are correct you could try less thinner maybe?

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    Re: Airbrushing tips?

    My thoughts,

    Most air brushes recommend about 15 psi input. If your compressor doesn't go that low,
    let me recommend going to your local hardware shop and welder supply and picking up a low volume regulator that will take it down to 0-25 psi. It will cost about $15 for a decent one. Leave your compressor set to 25 and reg the air down even more using the newly added reg. This will give you a much more consistent flow and should let you reg down for those smaller lines. hope this helps.

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    Re: Airbrushing tips?

    Its a good idea to look at some tutorial websites as well.

    Here are two:

    http://www.airbrushtechnique.com/airbrush/

    http://www.howtoairbrush.com/

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