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Old 10-05-2001, 07:47 AM   #1
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Has anyone here heard of using an inner tube as a pressurized air supply? Does it produce enough pressure to power the paint through? We were told about this once but I'm skeptical. Thanks.
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Old 10-05-2001, 08:43 AM   #2
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Yeah, Ive heard of this. Badger actually makes an adapter to do this. The problem is that you lose pressure steadily as you paint.
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What Jack said, and you have to worry about moisture accumulating inside the tire. You would need some kind of moisture trap.
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An inner tube is not sufficient! You must have a whole tire and wheel. Anyhow, this is not a good choice. Like mentioned before the pressure drops steadily all the time and lasts only for a moment. It's also dangerous to pump the tire to too high a pressure while trying to gain more time. I would suggest a compressor. If it's too expensive, but your somewhat handy, try one from an old fridge.
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Probably the best bang for the buck in an airbrush compressor right now is the Campbell-Hausfeld Quiet-Air compressor. It comes with a gauge and regulator on it, and sells at WalMart for around $99.

I was on a very tight budget when I got mine... I checked the local pawn shops and found mine for $25, and I've been using it happily for over a year now.

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I have that same Campbell-Hausfield compressor, it works great. The only addon you might consider getting to it is the moisture trap/air filter, which costs another $12 or so. It's optional though, and still works well without it.

I use that compressor for everything, even charge it and take it to the outdoor track with me to hose my car with air when it gets dirty.
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i've been using a compressed nitrogen tank. it's a 2000 psi tank, and i've got a regualtor on it. works great. it's like $7 to fill and lasts a few bodies. i don't remember what it was for the tank. lss than 100 though, and it's silent.
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