Re: aircans for airbrushing
--- In Gauge0@y..., "bobwclay" <bobclay@b...> wrote:
Just to say thanks, your advice was spot on.
> Hi Bob,
> The can is small and I do use it with the valve fully open so I
> try your suggestions, except for the thigh idea.
> As an aside, some time ago I used a cheap air brush from Humbrol I
> and dont recall have freezing problems with that aircan, which I
> just found, but it is a large can. As it still has air I will give
> a go.
> Thanks for all replies.
> Bob Clay
> --- In Gauge0@y..., "Bob Alderman" <bob@m...> wrote:
> > Bob
> > Is it a big can or a small can? This is a usual problem, small
> > particularly. If you can bear it put the can between your thighs
> > spraying otherwise, in spite of instructions to the contrary, put
> the can in
> > a bucket of LUKEWARM water. Possibly you are using the propellant
> at the
> > highest pressure. Try using it at a lower one, don't open the
> so wide.
> > Obviously though whilst getting sufficient pressure to drive the
> > The best solution though is to take the plunge and purchase a
> compressor. Go
> > for the highest spec you can afford. They aren't that expensive
> when you tot
> > up the cost of cans of propellant over a period to a once and for
> all cost.
> > Perhaps an old fridge compressor may come your way. I used one
> > until its seals failed and it passed oil down the airline. You
> to put
> > in a continuous blow off valve otherwise it will generate enough
> pressure to
> > inflate a Zeppelin!
> > Bob
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: bobwclay [mailto:bobclay@b...]
> > Sent: 29 April 2002 16:11
> > To: Gauge0@y...
> > Subject: [Gauge0] aircans for airbrushing
> > Hi all
> > I have a badger airbrush with a monagram air can.
> > The can freezes up with loss of pressure before I can complete one
> > side of a wagon.
> > Any advice on a better supplier of air cans?
> > Compressor is beyond the pocket.
> > Regards
> > Bob Clay