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Air Brush and Trim

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  • #333382
    jdw1865
    Pro
    Dewey, OK

    I asked about this awhile back and I finally tried it out today. An airbrush works great to touchup trim painted with lacquer. Fast, easy, clean and handy as all get out. I used a double action since that is what I had. I had to thin the lacquer down a little. You are working with a very tiny needle and orifice. I made a mess getting started so I didn’t want to handle my cell phone to take pictures. I have a little more to do tomorrow so I will try for pictures then.

    #333391
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    My HVLP is technically a touch up gun, so I’m familiar with the smaller needle and cap size (1.0mm) I prefer it that way after using it for a while.

    What did you get? What size needle and cap set? I only thin lacquer 5-10% or so…not even sure if that much is necessary.

    Jon P.
    Timber Carpentry & Construction
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    #333400
    jdw1865
    Pro
    Dewey, OK

    The brush I was using today had a .5mm needle. and a 1/3 oz cup. At 2 inches the spray patter is less than 1/2 inch.

    #333405
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    The brush I was using today had a .5mm needle. and a 1/3 oz cup. At 2 inches the spray patter is less than 1/2 inch.

    How is the overspray with the airbrush?

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #333413
    jdw1865
    Pro
    Dewey, OK

    How is the overspray with the airbrush?

    If you pay attention to where you are pointing it the overspray is almost non-existent. If you wave it around like a kitten playing with string you can get it all over. I was using canned propellant which is chloro carbons. Between that and the lacquer fumes I got pretty lit up.

    #333419
    TimelessQuality
    Pro
    Central America, (Kansas)

    That’s interesting… just spotting nail holes?

    --Steve

    #333425
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    I was thinking one might be nice when trimming white lacquer cabinets.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #333427
    jdw1865
    Pro
    Dewey, OK

    That’s interesting… just spotting nail holes?

    That and touching up marks on trim where the carpet was drug in. A couple of places I had to fill in door mortises and a few cat scratches. Faster than anything i had used before.

    #333430
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    The brush I was using today had a .5mm needle. and a 1/3 oz cup. At 2 inches the spray patter is less than 1/2 inch.

    Wow…mine has a 10″ pattern! I guess they aren’t so similar!

    Jon P.
    Timber Carpentry & Construction
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    #333432
    jdw1865
    Pro
    Dewey, OK

    Where I had to spray right next to other painted surfaces I used 1 strip of 1/2″ tape and only needed about half of that width.

    #333577
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    How is the overspray with the airbrush?

    RonW I use an airbrush doing painting on restoration parts and the overspray is practically nil. You could touch up a cabinet in a house and be fine.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #333582
    woodman_412
    Moderator

    That’s a great idea to use an air brush, I’ll have to give that a try. I have a nice higher end air brush from years ago when I built models that I don’t really use much now but it would be perfect for that. Thanks for the tip!

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #333604
    Jummul
    Pro

    That’s a great idea! I don’t have an airbrush unfortunately but I like the spirit 🙂

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