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Discussion in 'Airbrushes' started by Grimmy, Jul 15, 2017.


  1. Grimmy

    Grimmy Young Tutorling

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    Hi all,

    Recently I saw a spray gun/airbrush compressor deal for sale although I can'r remember the link.
    I really could do with a wide spraying gun for varnishing walls when I'm out doing murals but need something that will run off a standard small airbrush compressor. Varnishing with a brush can take time. Does anyone know of any spray gun models that can run off a standard airbrush compressor?

    Thanks
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    What are you calling a standard airbrush compressor ?
    IE .. The studio tankless ones or the ones with a less then 1 gallon tank?
    I have a Silent Aire 50 I use for work away from my home that keeps up great with the HVLP spray gun. Being most hvlp run at 35 PSI .
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    Also depends if you want to use a HVLP or a LVLP gun. HVLP guns need a good amount of CFM especially when you want to spray for more than a few seconds.
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    Not sure but my compressor is:
    • Motor - 240V 60Hz 1Ph
    • Power: 1/6 HP
    • Air tank: 3.5L
    • Maximum pressure - 87 psi
    • 1/8 BSP male outlet (9mm diameter)
    • Air displacement - 40-46 litres/min
    • Weight - 6.0kg
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    You could think over following:

    This one (or similar) is chinese
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/K-3-Air-Spr...934016?hash=item46568f2b40:g:r4oAAOSwYIxX-HtC
    There's K3 with flat/round spray head, you can switch between round and flat spray pattern.

    This one is from Iwata
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANEST-IWATA...hash=item281a7338a9:m:mNb_REwI5VBpm1VUsMNW0BQ


    You can buy RG-3 without cup and also buy chinese gun with cup for the reason of cup that you can use with Iwata:D I did so myself as buying original Iwata cup is robbery:) Chinese cup fits all side feed Iwata guns.
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    Mr.Micron, this is my compressor details
    • Motor - 240V 60Hz 1Ph
    • Power: 1/6 HP
    • Air tank: 3.5L
    • Maximum pressure - 87 psi
    • 1/8 BSP male outlet (9mm diameter)
    • Air displacement - 40-46 litres/min
    • Weight - 6.0kg
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    Hi Vladimir,
    Thanks for those links. Would these products work with the compressor specs above that I posted up?
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    Vladimir Mac-Valve Maestro!

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    I've checked my chinese gun for specifications, but there's nothing inside the box, only plastic bags.
    Here's the video:


    RG-3 consumes:
    0.4-0.6 mm nozzle - 30 l/min
    1.0 mm nozzle - 50 l/min

    So you can freely use 0.6 mm nozzle with your compressor.

    Chinese one has air hole like RG-3 has, so I think air consumption is similar. K3 is knock off of RG-2 with slightly different body.
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    That seems to work fairly well. I have one one of those but haven't fired it up yet but i also have the one without the fan cap which works fine but i use them on my garage compressor. Its worth a try as you can get them for less than $10 I payed just over £6 for mine.

    Lee
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    £6? That's cheap! Can you remember where you bought it from? I would defo need the wide/fan spray option.
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    Thanks for posting that - looks like it could work for me. Would need the wider fan spray option though - does the gun on the ebay link have a fan/wide spray option you know?
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    Thanks for posting that - looks like it could work for me. Would need the wider fan spray option though - does the gun on the ebay link have a fan/wide spray option you know?
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    The one from a link is only round option.
    The spray guns look this way:

    1.JPG 2.JPG 3.JPG 4.JPG

    Now you can see which one has flat/round spray pattern head.
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    Ok great, thanks Vladimir.

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