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Airbrush newbie needs technical know-how, please!

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  • Member since
    November 2005
Airbrush newbie needs technical know-how, please!
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 4:03 AM
Hi all!

I'm new to the forum and this is my first posting.

I bought myself the basic Tamiya Spray-Work airbrush and compressor combo. However, it doesn't have a water trap. Sad [:(]

The guy at the hobby shop said I could build my own, but I'm not sure whether I sould take the plunge and do it? How would one go about building your own water trap anyway?

Thanks in advance, guys. Big Smile [:D]


  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Sandusky Ohio, USA
Posted by Swanny on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 9:04 AM
Hmmm, build your own. Go to a hardware store/dept like at Lowes or Home Depot and pick one up, in line for a buck or two. You may not even need one especialy if you have a tank with your system. A tank is a nice thing to have, it will help smooth out pressure fluctuations, cause moisture to drop out and lighten the load on your compressor. You can get a five gallon tank at Western Auto for around $20.00 - a very good investment. If you are not in a high humidity area you may not need one, I live by Lake Erie and have been airbushing here for 12 years and do not have one (I use an expansion tank).

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