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#1 fortyfourpm

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 08:30 AM

Thought I would post this now I've got everything tested and working. My wife got me a new airbrush as an anniversary present (must like me spending so much time in the attic!). I wanted one with a wider spray to use on body work. I decided to get a new compressor for myself . Now having 2 airbrushes, I opted for the Power Jet Pro which has dual heads on it. It also has a tank and auto shut off, so I can use it for longer stints. One of the biggest problems I had with the old compressor was having to wait for it to cool down before I could move on.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 08:36 AM

Nice set up.

I use the Iwata Revolution too, you will enjoy using it I am sure.

I couldn't use those plastic hoses though, I much prefer the braided type.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 09:53 AM

Nice set up.

I use the Iwata Revolution too, you will enjoy using it I am sure.

I couldn't use those plastic hoses though, I much prefer the braided type.


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I painted the F40 body with the Revolution. first time I've used it, and definately impressed with it. The Ecplipse has a smaller nossle and didn't have the same 'feel' to it. I think the compressor is part of it too though, as I've noticed smoother paint flow since using it in both 'brushes.
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 05:15 PM

Very nice set up indeed. How quiet is the air compressor?

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 06:44 PM

Very nice set up indeed. How quiet is the air compressor?



Fairly quiet. I think it's actually quieter than the sprint jet, but I have a noisy extractor unit so that covers the noise of the compressor when using it.
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 09:39 PM

Thanks for the info. Sooner than later I'd like a new (quieter) air compressor.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 11:57 PM

The Ecplipse has a smaller nossle and didn't have the same 'feel' to it. I think the compressor is part of it too though, as I've noticed smoother paint flow since using it in both 'brushes.


I have found that having a tank as a buffer between the compressor and airbrush is neccessary for a smooth spray.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 04:39 PM

That is quite the system you have there. I would also recommend finding some braided lines for your airbrushes. I have used my Aztec airbrush and am always cursing the rubber/plastic lines that have a mind of their own!
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Posted 07 September 2011 - 10:22 PM

Nice looking set up.
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Posted 08 September 2011 - 07:10 AM

That is quite the system you have there. I would also recommend finding some braided lines for your airbrushes. I have used my Aztec airbrush and am always cursing the rubber/plastic lines that have a mind of their own!
Good luck with your new equipment!


Is the main advantage of braided lines that they don't move around the same or is there other benefits?
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Posted 08 September 2011 - 09:43 PM

The stability of the hose is a main one. I would say that the braided line is a lot more durable as well. The braided line is a lot thicker than the rubber line and made of a better material.

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