Re: Airbrush Make-up
John Hagen <sprinthag@...>
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I am almost in total agreement . Almost as using an oil less compressor can cause problems when using acrylic paints.
I’ve used oil lubricated compressors for 30 years with solvent based paint with no problems.
But I found I had one heck of a time trying, unsuccessfully, to get really good results with acrylic paints. The reason? A little old drop of oil in the airstream causes a bubble to appear in the paint on the model. And those drops can show up more than you’d think. When using turpentine/lacquer thinner/Floquil Dio-Sol, any droplets would get absorbed by the thinner. That can’t happen when using acrylic’s.
My new compressor from Paasche is oil less.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Peter Ness
Sent: Monday, December 31, 2018 8:44 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Airbrush Make-up
For those interested in the cosmetic airbrushes, a page of reviews with links to pricing.
Keep in mind these reviews are focused on the cosmetics and their applications, less on the airbrush. In some cases there are comments on nozzle size and pressure control. One of the big “negatives” is “no carrying case” While I have the box my airbrush came in, it would not serve as a carrying case which is not a negative, my opinion.
When I first saw one of these advertised my first thought was “Heck, if it can pump makeup, paint should be a breeze…maybe less clogging (I don’t really get clogging now) and easier clean-up (again, not really a problem but I always think it is as for me it’s about 10 minutes...maybe I should watch some you tube videos). My other thought was maybe since it’s for cosmetics it won’t be as loud. Everyone in the house knows when I turn on the compressor…
Garth, I have a 1HP Craftsman 135psi compressor with attached 3 gal tank. It came with a pressure gauge and regulator which works fine in normal airbrush pressure ranges. I had to buy and attach a trap (moisture/oil) and a fitting to connect the hose for my Badger air brush. I bought mine years ago when it was on sale for $99.99. Now it’s on sale for $119.99.
It is not quiet and with rubber feet it’s better to build a shallow wood box to keep it from wandering around a concrete floor when in operation.
It is not what many would recommend (i.e., compressed gas cylinders, oil-less pumps, etc.) but it works for me and I don’t have to lug a tank somewhere to get it refilled, or worry about much maintenance. YMMV. If you already have airbrushes, the Craftsman compressor costs less than some of these cosmetic airbrushes and a little more than others.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Garth Groff
On 12/30/18 3:18 PM, Doc Bond wrote: