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Hey,

I have just recently become reintrested in airbrushing, but this time i would like to do auto paint. I am slowly rebuilding my skills and I just thought I'd show what I've got to work with. Im only 16 but i have quite a bit of artistic tallent, ive just never wanted to apply it to anything. My brush is only a paasche VL, which i know is mainly for ceramics and tshirts and so on and so forth, but its a starting point right. Plus it was free, my sister hasnt used it for several years and gave it to me when she headed off to college.

Its a ten gallon air tank, I added a controll gage so that I can controll the out put air flow from the brush, which i think is what, 15 or 20 psi? and I went out today and bought some acrillic craft paint to practice, and mabie make some tshirts and stuff.

What do you guys think, I know that the pictures are small but thats because i posted them at another forum that I'm a member of.

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*** At least your started .. Im not sure how long your tank will last as far as air supply...... you can buy them little ones cheap these days... i use my roofing compressor personally ..... Its an EMGLO.... Good ass A/C I might add... the best we could buy for roofing ......$389 but, it was worth it......

Dont let the spray width of that brush deter you away if you cant spray a fine enuff line... You can always use a frisket & stencils to do it for you ........I have seen some nice Giggers "alien"ppics come out of that brush --- I mean NICE!!!!! But thats what you get when thats all you do is AIrbrush for a living.....



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I think that that tank will last me for a good ammount of time, the little cans of air last for a good day of airbrushing. I didnt feel like schelling out the cash for a compressor so i put like 40 bucks into that whole setup, and if it ever needs to be refilled, i take it to the closest gas station and put a quarter into the air pump and put more air into it.

I think its exiting to be back in the game again! even if its just practice for a while. It will take a while to get good enough that i will feel comfortable doing it on vehicles and things. at least when im painting cars, i can look in one of the CLEAR jars and know how much paint i have :biggrin:. I read your other post about spilling paint, im only kidding too, you do amazing work.

I have a quick question for you, you do your own pinstriping, what would you suggest practicing with to start figuring out how to with out going out and buying brushes and paint and starting off that way. I guess, how can i learn how to pinstripe with what i have and be able to apply it to the real thing?
 

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:( :(

I was wrong. The tank lasted for about 45 min and just about ran out of air, i used up the last of it cleaning out my brush... It wasn't as good as i had expected. Sigh.....

SO ON THAT NOTE!!! WHAT should i look for in a compressor? I dont want that big of one, because i have limited space to work with. Any help would be AWSOME!!!!
 

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Anybody, no clue what i should look for in a compressor if im going to airbrush? What about if i want to not only airbrush but shoot paint with a regular gun? Im just not sure what to look for.
 

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ok...try to get an oil free compressor first....

you could go at wal mart and by a small one...but they are not cheap...

you could also try e-bay...alot of air brush stuff there...

keep your tank...and use the compressor to fill it up...remember to have a moisture trape on the tank...thats how i,m setup

-badger compressor (small whit auto shut off)
-5 gallon tank (whit regulator and moisture trap)
-iwata airbrush (gravity feed)

and a small paint gun (the one painters use for touch ups) would be good to have for cars...
 

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no do not get a oil free compressor their junk
also make sure you get a belt driven one
also look at cfm rate the higher the cfm the logner the compressor will provide air
 

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people read his topic he wants an airbrush setup.....he doesn't need a big ass compressor.........



the most air he will need airbrushing is 30 psi..............


i would buy the real small ones from harbor freight they sell them for $75 or so.............and they are quiet..........
 

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Originally posted by SWITCHCRAFT@Dec 3 2003, 09:19 PM
people read his topic he wants an airbrush setup.....he doesn't need a big ass compressor.........



the most air he will need airbrushing is 30 psi..............


i would buy the real small ones from harbor freight they sell them for $75 or so.............and they are quiet..........
Exactly, I would also like to use a smaller guy for like touch up details and door jambs, that kind of guy. So I can do flames and solid colors easier.
 
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