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How Long Will A Temporary Tattoo Last

A: Under the best conditions a temporary tattoo will last up to 5 days. In-Depth Answer People’s situations are different and those differences effect the wear time of temporary tattoo and body paint in general. General Rule The greater the number of Best Case Conditions someone displays the greater the time the paint sticks to […]

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Can I wet dock my airbrush?

A: Don’t wet dock your airbrush.  It’s a well intentioned, but bad idea. What exactly does “wet dock” mean? Wet docking basically means leaving your airbrush partially submerged in cleaning solution. It’s an old school car painter’s trick.  They leave reducer (their cleaning solution) in their spray gun’s cup.  The paint inside the spray gun […]

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Q: Can I Use Water Based Airbrush Tattoo Paint?

A: Theoretically, yes.  However, water-based airbrush tattoo paint doesn’t exist. ***Update: I’ve heard rumors of a few artists using theater body paint*** The Good Water based paint washes off in the shower without the use of alcohol. Water treats your skin better.  Alcohol dries the skin out by stripping it of its essential oils. The Bad […]

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Can I Soak My Airbrush

A: You can soak individual parts, but avoid soaking the whole airbrush. Soaking an airbrush in cleaning solution sounds like the perfect, no hassle method to remove the day’s built up grime…but don’t do it! Summary Soaking removes lube that keeps the airbrush functioning nicely Soaking allows dissolved paint to crystallize into strange places The […]

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Trigger Guns

  Airbrushes with spray gun-style triggers. Trigger guns are usually gravity feed or side feed airbrushes because the gun-styled trigger doesn’t fit behind a siphon feed bottle. The Good Lets you handle an airbrush a lot like a spray gun. Different finger or hand motion benefits people who learned how to use spray guns really […]

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Siphon Feed Airbrush

A siphon feed airbrush sucks paint up through a tube, then sprays it. The Good Paint bottles allow large amounts of paint to be sprayed Various bottles, and even open air cups, attach to the airbrush’s color stem.  Bottle sizes range from 1 oz up to 4 oz. Quick color changes Pull off bottle of […]

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Single Action Airbrush

Single action refers to how you work the airbrush.  Each control on a single action airbrush operates a separate spray variable. Like the photo shows… Press down for air. The button, or trigger, controls airflow.  It’s an on/off device.  Don’t try controlling airflow or air pressure here.  That’s what regulators are for. Twist out for […]

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Side Feed Airbrush

Paint is feed through the airbrush’s side.   But the way it functions is based on where the paint level is in relation to the airbrush’s nozzle. The rule is simple.  If the paint level is above the nozzle’s tip the airbrush is gravity fed.  If the paint level is below the nozzle’s tip the […]

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1/4 inch NPT

inch NPT refers to the standard screw thread size most airbrush compressor manufacturers have settled on for air hose fittings.  It’s a defacto standard. If your compressor doesn’t use this size fitting, available in any store selling standard US plumbing supplies, contact the manufacturer about the thread size and how to order parts and adapaters. […]

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Pressure Drop

The difference between static and dynamic pressure on a compressor’s pressure gauge. In-Depth Static pressure is the reading before you start the air flowing.  Dynamic pressure is the the reading after you start air flowing.  Because the dynamic pressure is always lower it’s called a pressure drop. The size of the drop depends on the […]

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