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Discussion in 'Airbrush Compressors' started by P.J.V, Nov 5, 2018.


  1. P.J.V

    P.J.V Young Tutorling

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    Hi guys just like to know what air compressor would be ideal as I do repaint my lures and fishing rods and like to airbrush pirates on the back of helmets and marine life on my bedroom wall
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    1. compressor must be with a tank.

    1a. chinese compressor. Must be two piston type for longer life.
    1b. good brand compressor. I'd choose something with fridge compressor type, like Silent Air or similar.

    So, generally two options to choose from. Cheap and expensive, but there's also California Air, that's something in between, I have no idea how good they work.

    I first bought two piston type, which worked normal, then built my own based on commercial fridge compressors, that's high end thing.
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    A regular compressor from a hardwear store is the easiest and cheapest option, but super loud. As noted above one with a tank is a must, and if wanting to paint larger things I would also suggest avoiding the oiless type too as they can overheat. California air seem to be a good compromise for price and quietish running. The 'silent' ones are ideal, but very expensive.
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