New airbrush, need compressor

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  1. fsm1000

    fsm1000 Member

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    I finally broke down and bought a cheap [really cheap, 8 bucks] air brush. I am now looking into getting a very quiet compressor if one exists.
    It only needs to be between 15 and 35 PSI.
    I know nothing about this so all help is appreciated.

    Thanks for all your help ahead of time. :)
  2. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

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    Stephen...I presume it is a small modeling airbrush. There are many small compressors - check out Micro-Mark. Just be sure to get one with an air tank, even a small one, so you don't work directly off the compressor.
    Good luck..!!
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  4. fsm1000

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    Gus, thanks, I am leaning towards a large tank as it will only have to fill once or twice [I assume] and therefore make less noise. Thanks for the hint :)

    Steve, I will see if they sell that one up here. Thanks :)
    [nice name by the way LOL] :p
  5. Billy Leliveld

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    I worked for years with a compressor which came from an old fridge...
    costs nothing if you can find one..
    Cheers, Billy aussie
  6. fsm1000

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    billy thanks, good idea there :)
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    fieromike New Member

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    You mention quiet as one of your wants. All diaphragm compressors are noisey, but one made from an old refrigerator or window a/c compressor will be the quietest. Make sure that you use an oil separator, or you will be repainting a lot! Another option is the conventional piston type air compressor. Durable, but usually bulky and heavy for hobby use.

    Mike
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    Mike thanks for the insight :)