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Overspray

Overspray is simply aerosol spray from spray equipment somewhere you don’t want it to be. In-Depth Airbrushes always create overspray. There are actually two different kinds of overspray. There’s the overspray that lands on your work in places you don’t want it to go. You can use objects to block it… Freehand shields Frisket film […]

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Internal Mix

An internal mix airbrush introduces paint directly into the middle of the air stream. This is contrary to the popular theory that paint and air mix inside the nozzle’s tip.   Airbrush construction doesn’t allow air and paint to mix inside the tip.  If air and paint DO mix inside the tip you’re in the middle of […]

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Gravity Feed Airbrush

Gravity pulls the paint down to the airbrush’s tip.  The built up pressure makes the paint ‘want’ to get out and be sprayed. The Good It requires very little paint to operate Gravity continually forces the paint toward the airbrush’s tip to be sprayed.  A gravity feed airbrush can spray with only a single drop […]

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External Mix

An external mix airbrush introduces paint into one side of the air stream. The popular theory is that theseairbrushes mix the paint and air outside the nozzle tip.  It’s true–but that definition is also true of internal mix airbrushes which also mix the paint and air out side the nozzle. My favorite way to explain […]

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Double Action Airbrush

Double action refers to how you work the airbrush. A double action airbrush combines two seperate motions into a single control, the trigger. Like the picture shows. Press down for air Tip: Don’t try to control the air pressure here, that’s what air regulators are for.The up and down motion controls the air flow. It’s […]

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CFM

CFM stands for Cubic Feet per Minute or ft3/min and measures air flow rate.  The international measurement is m3/min. CFM is important when choosing spray equipment air sources. Compressors Compressors have a maximum flow rate.  This flow rate should meet or exceed the CFM requirement of your equipment.  Otherwise the airbrush or spraygun won’t function properly. […]

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Airhead

Airhead simply means some who really likes airbrushing. The idea is that this person airbrushes so much that the fumes have ate away the grey-matter between their ears leaving only air. It’s usually a title someone takes upon themselves. The term is far more common among T-Shirt and Caricature painters than other industries. For instance I […]

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Airbrush Body

The airbrush body is the chassis.  Every other part attaches itself to this piece. The airbrush body defines your airbrush’s  make and model. This part can take a fair amount of abuse.  Of course, you shouldn’t abuse the airbrush, but it will hold up to normal wear and tear. With one exception. Damaging the nozzle […]

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Air Filter

Air filters clean junk out of the air. Why Are they Important? Clean air is important because any junk in the air will mix with the aersol spray and deposit itself on whatever you’re spraying.  This be anything from enough to ruin the finish on a car to something merely annoying when you’re looking at the finished […]

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Air Always On

It’s possible to modify a double action airbrush to leave the air always on. Who’s This For? People who don’t want to turn the air on or off People with fingers that easily tireThere’s usually a reason for fingers that get tired easily, like surgery or a medical condition. Who’s This Not For? Just about […]

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