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  • Air Brush & Compressor Recommendations

    Hi all, I want to purchase an Airbrush and Compressor for my next builds. My needs include the ability to paint lines, low noise, reasonable maintenance, ability to paint the bodies, possibly accept two brushes. Feel free to suggest adiditional considerations. Should I consider a “Starter Set” for example.

    I also would like recommendations as to what category of paint I should start with as I have no experience, and thinning concerns me.
    I would appreciate recommendations, price is not a concern.
    Last edited by biggsgolf; 11-21-2020, 07:32 AM.

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    Paasche H-model, single-action and 'touch-up' gun. And a 5 CFM air-compressor with volume tank, regulator and moisture trap. Harbor Freight is your friend.

    Two-part polyurethane automotive paints, and 131S Dupont gray primer for the broad work. Get this stuff at your local automotive refinishing supply house.

    Water soluble acrylics for weathering and touch-up work.






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    • #3
      Thanks Dave so happy you are back!

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      • #4
        Retired?!?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by JHapprich View Post
          Retired?!?
          Yup. Slow'n down.

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          • #6
            David is it 5cfm or .5cfm? Any brand recommendation?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by biggsgolf View Post
              David is it 5cfm or .5cfm? Any brand recommendation?
              https://www.harborfreight.com/8-gall...sor-64294.html


              https://www.harborfreight.com/search?q=touch%20up%20gun

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              • #8
                Thankyou sir!

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                  As posted above I am diving into Airbrushing. Since my shop is in my garage and in the winter I rather not open the garage door and have no windows, should I invest in a Painting Booth? Any suggestions on ventilation needs. I will wear a good respirator mask, and I am not concerned with overspray.

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                    Originally posted by biggsgolf View Post
                    As posted above I am diving into Airbrushing. Since my shop is in my garage and in the winter I rather not open the garage door and have no windows, should I invest in a Painting Booth? Any suggestions on ventilation needs. I will wear a good respirator mask, and I am not concerned with overspray.
                    Don't bother, unless you're doing a mass spray job that actually fogs the air (beware open flames like furnaces, and gas type water-heaters). Use a charcoal mask and bail to the house after cracking some windows. Regroup, and do it again till the job is done.

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                    • #11
                      Sounds good!

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