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Re: aircans for airbrushing

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  • bobwclay
    ... Hi Bob, Just to say thanks, your advice was spot on. Regards Bob Clay ... will ... have ... it ... ones ... valve ... have
    Message 1 of 6 , May 1, 2002
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      --- In Gauge0@y..., "bobwclay" <bobclay@b...> wrote:
      Hi Bob,

      Just to say thanks, your advice was spot on.

      Regards

      Bob Clay

      > Hi Bob,
      >
      > The can is small and I do use it with the valve fully open so I
      will
      > 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
      have
      > just found, but it is a large can. As it still has air I will give
      it
      > a go.
      >
      > Thanks for all replies.
      >
      > Regards
      >
      > 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
      ones
      > > particularly. If you can bear it put the can between your thighs
      > whilst
      > > 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
      valve
      > so wide.
      > > Obviously though whilst getting sufficient pressure to drive the
      > airbrush.
      > > 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
      > initially
      > > until its seals failed and it passed oil down the airline. You
      have
      > 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
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