Welcome to DerbyTalk RRS73. That is a nice looking car.
Hopefuly some of these guys who do airbrushing will chime in
Like Whoda I have had a thought once or twice about airbrushing, but don't know the first thing about the equipement. I would find some instruction and advice very helpful, too.
RRS73 and nice looking car.
And best of luck to you guys at your race.
BallBoy, I spent last sat at a Hobby Lobby looking at a few airbrushes
sometimes they have free copies of airbrushing
a user's Guide to getting started.
I picked one up and did some reading on them.
Internal mix-a type of air brush where the paint is atomized inside the airbrush tip.
external mix- a type where the paint is atomized outside the tip.
Single action- a method of activating an airbrush whereby depressing the
trigger delivers bouth air and paint simultaneously
Dual action - a method of activating an airbrush whereby depressing the triger
delivers air ..and drawing back on the triger releases paint.
bottom feed- a siphon feed system where paint is drawn up from a reservoir
(jar or cup) mounted undereath the brush.
Side feed- a siphon feed system where paint is drawn up a resarvoir
(color cup) mounted on the side of the brush.
gravity feed- the system where paint is drawn into the airbrush from
a reseroir mounted on the top of the brush.
the diaphragm compressor (Air medea silent type)
is the type that is usually designed to propel the brush.
piston compressor ..the type for home or auto use.
for this on you'll need to trap the water or oil in the air lines
with a moisture filter water.
the caned propellant (cheeper type of brush)
carbonic gas tank the third method of propelling the brush.
Extremely high pressure (800psi)
over kill for painting cars..
what types of paint can be sprayed.. any paint as long as it can be
thinned to a flowable consistency (such as milk or ink)
with the appropriate thinner.
what air pressure is an airbush sprayed 25 psi. for artwork 55-65 for T-shirts
or automotive painting.
What are the different size tips for the airbrush.
most are abaptable to three different tips-fine,medium,& heavy-
to enable different size/volume sprays and to airbrush materials of
varying viscosity (thick or thin).
When the tip is changed in the internal-mix airbrush, the needle
must also be changed to correspond (fine,medium or heavy).
Hope this helps you guys out
And good luck with the painting.