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Airbursh 60PSI
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 2, 2004 5:39 PM
Eight Balli was wondering if 60psi was good for a compressorEight Ball
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Posted by scalespeedworks on Monday, February 2, 2004 5:51 PM
You need 30psi max if you're painting model cars. I rarely go over 20psi myself. Just make sure you get a regulator with it.
Ron http://www.scalespeedworks.com http://public.fotki.com/lauron/rons/model_cars/
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 2, 2004 10:43 PM

I was actually wondering what PSI to use myself. I do both models and R/C bodies (Or plan to do models) and I have a little Testors AC300 compressor. Testors said it only puts out about 20 PSI, so I was wondering if I even need a regulator for it. I guess that PSI should be good enough for Testors Acryl, and I can thin the R/C paint (Parma Faskolor, also sold as Createx) and get a larger tip to make it flow better.
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Posted by scalespeedworks on Tuesday, February 3, 2004 10:22 AM
I used a small Paasche compressor before and they claimed it put out 20psi. I never bought a regulator for it but it did have a bleeder screw to allow lower pressures. I use very low pressure, around 15psi, when painting small parts on the sprue. Low pressure is also good for camouflage if you're into those models.

Thinning the paint is preferable to raising the pressure, IMO. High pressure will spray anything, but it'll blow all over the place and waste paint.
Ron http://www.scalespeedworks.com http://public.fotki.com/lauron/rons/model_cars/
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Posted by dag65 on Tuesday, February 3, 2004 11:37 AM
I just adjust it until the painnt I am spraying flows properly , but its usually 20 - 25 PSI
I want to be a race car passenger: just a guy who bugs the driver. "Say man, can I turn on the radio? You should slow down. Why do we gotta keep going in circles? Can I put my feet out the window? Man, you really like Tide..." http://public.fotki.com/BigPoppa/darins_stuff-1/
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 3, 2004 8:08 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by scalespeedworks


Thinning the paint is preferable to raising the pressure, IMO. High pressure will spray anything, but it'll blow all over the place and waste paint.



It is harder to control overspray at higher pressures, but paint atomizes better at higher pressure. Wink

Mike
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 3, 2004 9:24 PM
What is the best type of Airbrush?
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Posted by Canada Jeff on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 10:31 AM
A little off-topic, but reminds me of a funny story from my youth...

First airbrush, 10 years old, figured I didn't need my old man's help to set it up this time, I know what I'm doing by now, right? Respirator on - check. Paint thinned and stirred - check. Goggles on - check. Well, I forgot to hook up the regulator. I hooked up my air line to his compressor and tank, and with the first blast of air, I watched 120psi fire my car, paint stand and all, right off the bench and across the room! I still remember the recoil of the airbrush in my hand at that pressure! It actually generated thrust.

Ah, what a putz I was. 20 years later and still no smarter.

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  • From: Fairfield, Ohio
Posted by Drackopolis on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 11:13 AM
LOL, man that was funny...

I shoot at roughly 35 psi, keeps over spray to a minimum and atomizes most excellently.
I also keep my paint flow really low so i can get slow smooth strokes.
i turn the paint flow up just a tad to clear and the results are superb in my opinion.
Rev. James D. Baker www.bakerministries.org
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 11:22 AM
Yeah 60 PSI would pretty much blow the model off your stand. Also you'd get "snake skin", when the paint is forced to dry too quickly from being shot out at such a high velocity (with acrylics).
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 5:55 PM
thanks ken!
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Posted by Boss_Hotrod on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 6:38 PM
I use about 25 PSI to spray enamels. For my compressor I just use a 2 gallon Campbell Hausfeld compressor. it only costs $100 which is way cheaper than the Testors ones. It works pretty good.
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