Sil-Air 15D - good or not?

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catalin

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Hi guys,

I plan to upgrade to a silent compressor (in £200-£300 price range). My idea is to use it for all my airbrushing stuff (scale models, as well as some paintings - when I'll be good enough for that, of course - at least this is my target), maximum airbrush nozzle size will be .5 or .6 mm.

What do you think about this compressor (Sil-Air 15D)? It has a tank of 4 liter, 17l/min. Is it good enough for working around 2-3 hours/day (continuously, but not all the time using the bigger nozzles)?

Shall I go for Sil-Air 30D (25l/min)? The difference in price between them is not so big, but 30D is a little bit noisier (I need to be very quiet, I'll work mainly at night, and don't want to disturb my girlfriend nor the neighbors)

link to products: Sil-Air Silent Airbrush Compressors at low prices

or more details at the producer directly: Werther International - Lo specialista per diversi tipi di compressori medicali, dentali e silenziosi. Forniamo diversi compressori tanning e aerografia (estremamente silenziosi) per tutti i tipi di lavori.

Thank you all for answers.
 

Mr.Micron

Royal pain in the air hose
Admin
I have not used this brand but I do have a silent air 50 both here at work and at home.
They sound about like you fridge when the compressor kicks on. not much noise at all.
Bigger tank usually means less time the compressor has to kick on .
 
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ad fez

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if you are looking around 300 then further silent air and check out bambi air compressors a tiny bit extra but for 330 you can get the 25 litre tank which is reputed to be awesome, thats what up would get if I had the money!
 
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catalin

Guest
if you are looking around 300 then further silent air and check out bambi air compressors a tiny bit extra but for 330 you can get the 25 litre tank which is reputed to be awesome, thats what up would get if I had the money!

Thank you for recommendation.
I read on different sources/forums that Bambi compressors are not so reliable for long term use (problem with oil leakage, etc), and after 1-2 years they start having problems/ depending also on their usage. And if I'll add the shipping to it, the price is far more than my budget for the moment. The Sil-Air compressors / or other smaller compressors can be shipped to me for a price of few beers (I have few work colleagues, british, and they can bring it to me without any cost, as long as it fits in the luggage).
Do you think an airflow of 17 l/min (0.5cfm) will be enough for my needs (see above)? I don't think I'll go very soon in automotive painting (no space for it), and no spray guns for the moment.
 
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