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Battery Powered Airbrush
Posted by Martyhh on Saturday, February 24, 2024 1:34 PM

I note that there are battery powered airbrushes available on amazon, which do away with need for an air compressor.  Some seem to have pretty good reviews. Does anyone here have experience or thoughts on the battery powered airbrushes.  I live in an apartment and am limited on space and particularly storage space for an air generator.

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Monday, February 26, 2024 2:54 PM

Barbetos Rex over at youtube did a pretty decent review on one of those. And I believe he got the one he reviewed from Amazon. It worked pretty decently with well thinned out paints as I recall. He bought it just for the review then gave it away to one of his followers after. Having untold numbers of airbrushes, paints, mediums and thinners already ( I've never seen anyone stock stuff like that guy does for reviewing, honestly), I doubt he had personal need for one.

His reviews are quite well done and well explained, you might try reaching out to him. Or at least search out that review.

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  • From: New mexico
Posted by John3M on Monday, February 26, 2024 4:52 PM

battery power is ok just what you need to keep the Karens from your door. I have one and my electric razor is twice as loud. Master makes one also has adjustment for pressure but no guage. you could use it by feel testing airflow on scratch paper.

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Monday, February 26, 2024 5:15 PM

Here is the link to the review I mentioned. It is a couple of years old now though. https://youtu.be/fB6_7kCgrz8

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Monday, February 26, 2024 9:09 PM

Sounds perfect for me.

Gary

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 3:06 AM

GAF

Sounds perfect for me.

Gary

 

In the review I posted about that particular portable unit, My only question ( and I don't know for sure about this) would be the rubber gaskets. They may not be suitable for petro solvents and spirits. That leaves out lacquers "if" so. Properly thinned acrylics should work well though. And that review is aging, there may be solvent capable ones available these days. But then, I suppose, in an apartment environment, most folks these days would likely be using acrylic paints anyway.

Edit: Many of these portable airbrushes can have a hose added between the battery pack/compressor and the airbrush. I saw one unit that generated 48 psi. In a situation like that, it seems possible a pressure regulator could be added. Depends what the flow rate is. IE, it might generate 48psi but under work loads, air flowing it may and probably does drop way out from that optamistic number. Just sayin.

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Posted by kaimuki21 on Saturday, March 9, 2024 5:37 PM

The cordless airbrushes from spray gunner or micromark or others are extremely easy to use and if you need a quick touch up or even want to use for your entire model they are excellent.   If you don't have a dedicated airbrush set up and have to pull out and plug in your compressor every time you want to paint, these are so much more convenient.  

You can attach your paasche, iwata or others brands as well or go with the included double action one which is pretty decent.  All for under 70.00

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