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or serious professional, we have in our range of airbrush and compressor
tools, the right equipment for your needs.
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Equipment (ABN 45 120 010 313)
Avoiding Water Condensation in the Compressor
Paint and water don't mix well. If the paint is water-based, it gets diluted,
if it's not the colors won't register and stick. Water getting into the airbrush
has long been a problem of airbrush users. Theories and their corresponding
solutions have been advanced, some junked, others used with reservation. The
problem has been the subject of numerous blogs on airbrushing websites and forums.
Gadgets and devices have been invented to minimize or solve the problem altogether
and have met with mixed reception from users.
The problem appears to come from condensation in the compression chamber of
the compressor, if it has one. Condensation occurs when air or gas is compressed
in a sealed chamber, in this case the compressor's chamber or air tank and there
is a change in temperature. The particles of water are ejected together with
the compressed air into the airbrush, where it mixes with the paint and affects
the flow of paint as well as the color results. Most compressors with compression
chambers are equipped with air valves to purge the water in the tank. However,
this sometimes does not do the job thoroughly although purging the air tank
frequently helps. [read
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