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Discussion in 'Beginners help' started by Pascal-A, Apr 16, 2021.


  1. Pascal-A

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    A little bit panic. Now I have all this beautiful equipment, but I'm not sure what to do first. Especially the very heavy compressor. Is it more than just plug in the wire? Are there steps I have to take?
    The manual is a paper with unclear pictures and german text and the instruction dvd don't tells much a bout the compressor.
    Does it needs oil? There's an opening on the side...
    Are there good instruction video's you can advise for working with the Sil-air 20 A + Iwata Eclipse HP-CS airbrush?
    I place pictures.

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    The airbrush is plug and play. As for the compressor, maybe try Googling the make and model looking for instructions. The manufacturers are always the best place to go for information.


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    Thank you !
    Iin point 2 on page 3 it says: check the oil level and at the bottom it says 'The compressor has no oil'.
    This is confusing.
    But maybe I figure it out after reading the manual.
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    from amazon for that compressor

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    The compressor ships with no oil in it, to keep it from leaking, or getting messed up should the compressor be kept in an awkward position during shipping. I believe that is a bottle of oil in the photo you posted including the brush. Once full, the compressor should be a simple turn on, and go. At the end of your session/day, the moisture should be drained from the compressor tank.
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    Are you sure there is no oil in the compressor?
    The oil is almost transparent, but you should be able to see it through the sight glass.
    To fill it, you can pull the air filter off and fill the oil through that hole.
    Add small amounts of oil at the same time.
    after each time wait for the oil to settle.
    Until you are just below the center of the glass Stop and check after 2 hours if it is in the center.
    It's okay if it's slightly above it.
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    Thank you. Now it becomes a little bit more clear. I'm really a beginner when it comes to compressors :)
    The seller told me I have to use the bottle.
    Is the oil supposed to come into the transparant cup on the compressor?
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    Here's a video.
    Maybe easier to understand what I'm trying to explain.
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    Thank you. This explains a lot. I will try this out.
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    I added a lot off oil but the looking glas stays almost the same.
    How much am I supposed to put in?
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    Petty sure it is the entire bottle provided.
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    It was the entire bottle indeed to get the looking glas to about half (maybe it's a little bit more).
    I placed the filter on the tube where first was the rubber cap thing.
    The filter isn't very tight on the metal.
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    Update: Everything conected, switched on. The sound started, then automatically stopped.
    Then I increased the bar with the turn knob. The needled went up but before reaching 2 bar I heared a hissing air sound and I felt air on the knob.
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    do you have anything (like the airbrush) connected to the compressor?
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    Yes. Air wire and arbrush pistol are connected.
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    turn the compressor on, and set the knob for @3Bar, and give it a few minutes to see what happens....
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    By increasing the pressure, the hissing air sound increases too.
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    I think it comes from that metal piece that you have to screw into the compressor and where you have to plug in the air wire.
    It's there where the air escapes.
    Here's a short clip to make it more clear:
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    Let the air out of the compressor.
    Unscrew it.
    And put some plumber's tape (the white teflon tape)
    on the thread and screw it back again.

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