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Regulator for Air Compressor
Donald99
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Joined: July 06, 2005
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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2005 - 02:32 PM UTC
Fellow modellers,

I have an air compressor with a moisture trap but it doesn't come with any means to adjust the pressure. 80psi is OK for general coverage but definitely too high for fine camoflauge patterns.

This problem has been bothering me for awhile. I got the DML Tiger late last weekend and really want to try some complicated camoflauge pattern. I may be able to achieve similar effect by using masking fluid but that would be much less fun than doing it free hand.

I just wonder whether there are regulators available that can be added on to the compressor. Would those specialist shops on Reclamation Street in Yaumatei the place to go? They seem to be selling industrial compressors only.


Your help will be much appreciated.


Ray28
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Posted: Friday, October 28, 2005 - 05:36 PM UTC
Donald,

You can go to YING MING MODEL CO at Sai Yee St to get the valve for compressor to control the PSI from the compressor.

Raymond
Donald99
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Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 04:20 AM UTC
Thanks for your reply, Raymond.

I have been to Sai Yee Street last weekend and bought a regulator and a meter form the other hobby shop (Twiner ?! or some other name simiilar) The shop keeper was very helpful.

Not only I can now adjust the pressure from 0 to 80psi, I also discovered that the hose for one of the airbrushes is leaking. I also had the medium needle assembled wrongly with the fine nozzle on my Badger.

Still waiting for the Cavalier zimmerit to try out the effect of the new airbrush assembly on the DML Late Tiger I.

Thanks anyway.