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Old 11-02-2013, 08:03 AM   #1
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Default Newb to airbrushing questions. Sorry guys....

Alright guys, picking up my Iwata hp-cs today. I have a compressor at home that im going to regulate and water seperate. This is an extremely stupid question since i cant find the answer anywhere. Im painting my lexan body, i want to use this paint sine is so highly avail at my local h/s. http://hobbyfly.com/en/paint-274/pac...old-12437.html

Im going to shoot this stuff at around 40 psi.



Is this gun right for me? im new to air brushing. Ive read nothing but good things.

Is there a cheaper option?

Would this be better for me just to see if airbrushing is for me?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MASTER-PRO-D...ht_4423wt_1170

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Old 11-02-2013, 09:21 AM   #2
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Alright guys, picking up my Iwata hp-cs today. I have a compressor at home that im going to regulate and water seperate. This is an extremely stupid question since i cant find the answer anywhere. Im painting my lexan body, i want to use this paint sine is so highly avail at my local h/s. http://hobbyfly.com/en/paint-274/pac...old-12437.html

Im going to shoot this stuff at around 40 psi.



Is this gun right for me? im new to air brushing. Ive read nothing but good things.

Is there a cheaper option?

Would this be better for me just to see if airbrushing is for me?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MASTER-PRO-D...ht_4423wt_1170
I started with an airbrush like the master and it is ok, I now have 3 hp-cs brushes and they are a lot better. You cant go wrong with the hp-cs.

25-40psi is a good range for waterbase paint depending on how much you reduce it and if you are painting for coverage or detail.
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:13 AM   #3
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I started with an airbrush like the master and it is ok, I now have 3 hp-cs brushes and they are a lot better. You cant go wrong with the hp-cs.

25-40psi is a good range for waterbase paint depending on how much you reduce it and if you are painting for coverage or detail.
Thanks for the tip, i was going to use faskolor and im painting for coverage.
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use the higher psi for coverage. With faskolor it really depends on the color how much it needs reduced. Pearls and metallic require a lot of reducer some where in the 2-1 or 1-1 area, solid colors around 3-1 to 4-1, transparent will be less, and I don't reduce fluorescents at all. I also recommend the .5mm needle and tip for coverage and all waterbase paintes, the .35 works good for solvent paint and detail work.
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Hi,
I have used that air brush for the last 6 years, sprayed over 800 bodies. I spray parma faskor with that brush (the pactra is very similiar) I spray at 30-40 PSI for the solids. All the other I spray at 25-30 PSI. I use other air brushes for solvent based paints. For coverage, the Iwata hp-cs eclipse is perfect. I personally have never reduced paint to get it to spray better. I only reduce paint when I custom mix paint colors that I want to be translucent,
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