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Airbrushing

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 81K5GUY, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. 81K5GUY

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    Thought I would ask here since I know alot of you guys do your own painting.My wife makes custom cakes as a hobby and she is wanting to try her hand at airbrushing some of the cakes.I searched online but all the systems were around $250 and up .I found a airbrush at Harbor Freight Tools cheap enough but still need a air source.Do you think a fish aquarium pump would work?Or do any of you know any other setups that may work without paying an arm and a leg.Thanks!
     
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    doubt a fish aquarium pump could create near the pressures needed. Let me ask my tattoo artist, she was getting into air brushing for a bit there. Could probably sell the used setup on Ebay fairly cheap if it doesn't work out. It is by no means an easy art form, I have a lot of respect for people who do big crazy jobs.
     
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    If you get the HF version, don't try to run it from a regular compressor. mine made a huge mess.
     
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    I have the HF one around here somewhere, dont remember how I hooked it up to air, I think i just regulated the tank WAYYYYYYYYYYYY down, like <10psi. With the HF one though, the little air line is veryyyyy fragile, mine has more than 2 or 3 patches(electrical tape), and it has maybe an hr of use.
     
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    yeah I was looking and for the cake decorations she needs like 8 lbs of pressure to work best.I have a small pancake type compressor wonder if I could just regulate it down to 8 lbs?
     

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