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johnmallam
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Posted: Friday, July 24, 2015 - 07:16 PM UTC
Hi i need some advice please . Up till now i have used an airbrush with a can of air ,now i have just brought my first mini compressor and wondered if it would be possible to use some water instead of paint to get the spray from the brush how i want it if this isnt what should be done any ideas thanks john
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Posted: Friday, July 24, 2015 - 07:29 PM UTC
I would suggest paint on a scrap plastic or an older unwanted model. That way you can see what the airbrush is doing and practice.

Biggles2
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Posted: Friday, July 24, 2015 - 08:30 PM UTC
Probably better to use paint rather than water, so you can see the results better.
johnmallam
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Posted: Friday, July 24, 2015 - 09:18 PM UTC
Ok thanks also is a 3 to 1 mix Paint to thinners about right to use with a compressor thank you again john
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Posted: Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 09:17 AM UTC
Hey John,

depends on the brand of paint, but for a baseline application, it probably would work just fine.
johnmallam
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Posted: Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 10:24 PM UTC
Thanks todd i will get spraying as soon as we get a dry day ?
Littorio
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Posted: Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 10:31 PM UTC
John if your working with acrylics the guide is to have the paint the constancy of milk plus a few drops of retarder to slow the drying process.