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Old 17-03-2019, 10:45 AM   #1
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Modelling and paint compressors

Now I’m spending more time at home in the evenings, I want to restart my modelling. I’m restricted a bit because I have used spray cans and obviously have to do that outside. So I’m thinking of buying a compressor.

Now I know there are other places to ask this but as this is a hobby not a full time thing I’m looking for something chea****, functional but nothing too flash. Budget up to £100.

Anyone on here have any experience on here or any advice?

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Old 17-03-2019, 11:11 AM   #2
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Sounds like a great hobby to get back into, if you’re using in the house, one of the main things I’d be looking for from a compressor is it’s quiet...
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Old 17-03-2019, 12:18 PM   #3
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I got a used Sealey AB900 off the bay of e about 7 years ago. Use it for model aircraft and have sprayed some RC car shells with it. Handy for moving dust too.
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Does it “pulse” when you spray with that compressor or do you get a steady flow?
I only used compressed air in canisters with an airbrush.
Never used a compressor, but very interested!
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Old 17-03-2019, 08:44 PM   #5
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I believe these are very quiet , so something along these lines?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bambi-DT3...gAAOSwVmBcOQtT
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I don't get a pulse from it, it is a good flow, but when spraying I do short strokes and rest to stop the paint running, this probably eliminates any pulsing as I'm not using the full capacity.

So much more control with a spray pen than a rattle can, takes a little longer obviously but finish is so much better.
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