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Discussion in 'Introductions, We'd like to say Hi' started by Menno83, Jun 27, 2021.


  1. Menno83

    Menno83 Young Tutorling

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    Hi guys,

    It's been a while (prob more than a year) but I've taken up on airbrush again! Today I've been struggling all day long to get consistent airflow (with my Rolair AB5) and relatively thin and straight lines (I use the Iwata HP-plus), I hope I'll get more productive over time and will be able to post some of my work soon.

    cheers,
    Menno
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  2. jord001

    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Hi Menno, welcome to the forum.
  3. Joe pulvirenti

    Joe pulvirenti Double Actioner

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    G'day menno welcom I'm new to this great forum as well, hope you learn alot here.:)
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    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Admin SuperMod

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    Hi there, welcome from New Zealand
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    SiRoxx Party Boy UK Style Staff Member Mod Very Likeable!

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    Welcome Menno! Glad to have you aboard. If you’re struggling with lines feel free to post a pic of them. You’d be surprised how much help can be gained by seeing what’s going on.


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  6. JackEb

    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    Welcome, what type of compressor do you have ?
    What’s the psi/lpm ?
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    Joe pulvirenti Double Actioner

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    His got a roĺàir ab5 compressor .
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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    Thanks Joe, it’s late, I should go to bed :)
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    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja Staff Member Admin Mod Very Likeable!

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    hey Menno83 :)
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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    Now I’ve had a good sleep, let me try again :)
    What paint/reduction/PSI are you running?
    Don’t forget, the psi should be set at the regulator while the trigger is pressed on you airbrush.
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    Ttxela Artist of the Month! Artist of the Month! Very Likeable!

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    Hello from Cambridge UK
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    Welcome Menno :)
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    Hello and happy airbrushing!
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  15. Menno83

    Menno83 Young Tutorling

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    Hi Jack,

    I think the issue is that my needle gets dirty very very quickly (see attached picture). I try to focus on opening and closing the paint flow properly but I keeps happening after a few lines.

    I'm using Golden high flow acrylics paint + water and I've got the pressure at ~25PSI.

    cheers,

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    That does look like a tip dry issue. What kind of paint to reducer are you running?
    Fine lines can be achieved a bunch of different ways, thicker paint and higher pressure will benefit from you moving faster. Very thin paint and lower pressure can allow you to move slower. It’s kind of a “what works for you” deal.


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    GVW LEWIS Love this place! Forum Supporter

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    Hi @Menno83,

    Welcome to the Orange Family. :D

    I'm new here too.
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