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Rapid Fill Ups & PSi

Discussion in 'Compressors' started by elation, Feb 22, 2021.


  1. elation

    elation Young Tutorling

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    Hello,
    I was here in 2016 but my ID was no longer valid, so here I am again.

    Just a couple of questions for you guys!


    Is this normal to fill up every time I squeeze the trigger?
    I guess without a tank, that's normal actually.

    But The PSi drops by 10, when I shoot.
    Is this normal?
    If so, am I shooting at 20 or 30?
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  2. jord001

    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Hi Elation, yes its normal. Because the compressor has no tank it will come on and go off as you use air. The psi drop is normal too, when you set your regulator its always best to set it when pressing on the airbrush trigger, this gives you the true psi coming out of your airbrush. The compressor will be limited to working psi, it probably wont hit much more than 35psi, it may be less.
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  3. Mr.Micron

    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Staff Member Admin Very Likeable!

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    The longer your paint session the lower the PSI will be due to heat.
    While you may have been a member here in 2016 how about giving us another introduction so we all know where on this planet you're from?

    If you include what your goals are with the airbrush it may even aid us in giving you the best advice on what compressor you really need for what you want to do with it.
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  4. elation

    elation Young Tutorling

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    Thanks guys!

    I build model kits.
    Got my airbrush set up in 2017, but haven't been using that frequently.
    I'll intro myself in the intro section.
    Thanks!
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