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Air Brush Pressures?

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Air Brush Pressures?
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 07, 2003 11:39 PM
OK, so I finally got a compressor for my airbrush to replace using those stupid cans (geez, I could'a bought three compressors with the money I spent on cans!). I'm shooting acrylics and laquers through an Aztec A470. What are the best pressures to use?

Thanks for any advice.
  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, May 08, 2003 4:22 AM
I usually run mine between 15 -30 psi.
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Posted by naplak on Thursday, May 08, 2003 10:09 AM
For enamels and acrylics, I usually use about 18-20psi... and for Lacquers about 12psi... except Alclad whic I run at about 9-10psi.

I have found I get better results, and more control with thinner paints, and lower pressures.
www.naplak.com/modeling ... a free site for modelers www.scalehobby.com/forum/index.php ... a nice Modeling Forum

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