Customs: does anyone use a refillable tank instead of a compressor for there air brush??

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  1. anovasinn

    anovasinn THE PAINTS MUST FLOW!!!

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    i read a post somewhere either here or someplace else that you could use a 20 gallon air tank and regulator to use your airbrush instead of testors propellant cans or a compressor. it also said it would last longer than the propellant cans.

    well i was all happy and when i had the money to do so (recently) i spent 40 bucks for the tank and regulator. well i pumped up the tank to 100 psi and it did not even last half as long as a testors can. did i do something wrong ???? my output was 40psi my airbrush does not perform well with most paint below that. i ran it for only like 15 mins and it was tapped out more or less.
     
  2. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    Doesn't sound like it. That's the exact reason why I'd rather have a compressor. Infinite air. A good compressor will give you a nice steady airflow too, and I wouldn't want to use a lil Testors canister.
     

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