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#26 Noose

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 07:20 PM

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 08:10 AM

The compressors I had in mind were a bit more than $59,chances are it would need a water separator and other things to make it work.

 

After looking at the amazon link in post number 4,for the money that is going to be a tough unit to beat to be honest.

 

I already had a oil/water separator and regulator for painting when I put my setup together.My unit was overkill for airbrushing but i had it for other paintwork on real cars.Chances are it would actually most likely cost more than the compressors you are looking at.

 

I'd like to hear from the guys with it if they have used it for stuff other then airbrushing?The tank is pretty small but other than that I really like that unit.


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Posted 19 June 2016 - 11:48 PM

This is what I use.

 

http://www.coastairb...er_Silent_30-TC

 

I have had it about 10 or 11 years and has given me good service. It sits about 3 feet behind me and slightly off to the right. It is VERY quiet. I can use the speaker on my cell and if it cycles, you won't hear it on the other end.

 

 


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Posted 26 December 2016 - 08:30 PM

Got the TCP Global compressor as suggested in this thread for Christmas!  That is the good news.  The surprise was, to my chagrin, all these air brush manufacturers are proprietary with thread sizes for their brushes.  Yikes, I didn't ALSO get the adaptor kit allowing connection between compressor-hose-airbrush.  My airbrush is a Paache which connects to the compressor with a 5/16 connection and to the airbrush with some tiny proprietary connection.  Oh, joy. 

 

So, be aware!!!   Make sure you check out the adaptor package ($10 offered by TCP Global and you better get it!)  Do not forget this if you don't also buy an airbrush from TCP Global.

 

If it doesn't connect, you can't paint "squat". 


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Posted 26 December 2016 - 10:38 PM

Mark, I set my compressor up with a regular air hose quick connect. I'm using a Binks Wren airbrush with a Paasche hose. Standard American threading on all pieces, no issues.


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 05:33 PM

Wow, I'm an inefficient searcher and I clearly don't know what I'm looking for.  I have been to Ace Hardware (x2), NAPA Auto Parts (x2), CARQUEST Auto, Hobby Lobby and the local central supply specialist for auto body spray guns/parts/paints.  Everybody has shaken their head and said they can't help. 

 

Mike, just wondering, from where did you find the parts needed?  I have the Paasche hose which fits the gun fine but screws onto the standard 5/16 thread fixture (standard Paasche hose).  The TCP Global compressor has a 3/16 threaded fitting.  So far, everybody says forget about connecting the Paasche hose to the Global compressor.

 

TCP Global sells a 3 pack of "adapters" which allow the hose provided with the compressor to connect to Paasche, Aztec or Badger guns.  I have given up and ordered the pack of these.  I really hope this fixes my issue!   


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 09:29 PM

This is what I'm talking about:

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Should be for sale anywhere they sell air tools/compressors. Lowe's and Auto Zone come to mind right off the bat. Now, whether the coupler will fit your compressor or not, depends on the threading. I had no problems with my CH. I did have to buy short male threaded adaptor.


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 12:50 PM

OK, I finally got to use my TCP Global compressor!

 

If you get one of these, and you don't get one of their airbrush kits along with it, I strongly recommend ordering the adapters for $10 (see photo) as well.  These have allowed me to use the compressor hose with my Paasche airbrush.  I guess there are other options but I was never able to figure anything else out.   

 

Also, I have been using Createx (Faskolor) paints.  I have had great luck cleaning up my equipment with the Createx Airbrush Restorer.  Further, I really like the Createx Cleaner.  It does a great job in between colors.  Finally, I find the Golden Airbrush Medium to be excellent when thinning the Createx paints. 

 

Altogether, I have had a very nice painting experience.  The compressor is also quiet enough that it doesn't make my wife crazy when I'm using it.  That is a really useful feature. 

 

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:07 PM

I'm glad you were finally able to get things sorted out, and start painting. Have fun!


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:30 PM

UPdate on the TCP Global compressor...Well, it hasn't worked out so well.  After a few minutes/cycles it seems to overheat and stop working altogether.  For a couple of applications I put a fan on it hoping to keep it cooled off...this worked a little bit.  I was never real pleased with this unit, even when it was working, in that using my Paasche airbrush I was always on the low pressure side of things.  I have been using Faskolor thinned with Airbrush medium at those low pressures.  Certain applications gave me nothing but fits.  I wanted - heck - demand that painting be an easy, fun part of my race prep.  I actually dreaded the wrestling matches with new bodies to give them some FasGlitter and then get some color on them.  With my bodies, they all get FasGlitter cause that makes them look like real toy race cars!

 

So, my update is I have gone to the latest generation of Lowes "Quiet Tech".  I bought the $120 2 gallon, 3/4 HP, 120psi compressor.  Now, I blast that darn Faskolor out of my airbrush at 50psi and take no prisoners.  Sure, this Quiet Tech is louder than the TCP Global (which is actually now quite silent...) but it's no big deal.  I love the TONS of available PSI that finally makes me a match for the persnickety Faskolor which needs to be man-handled out of the airbrush vs. the low pressure encouragement I previously operated with. 


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 06:37 AM

Sorry to hear that Mark, but honestly it sounds like you got a lemon.  How long is the warranty on the unit?  Unfortunately, like a lot of sheap stuff from off-shore, the quality can vary. :frown:


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 10:40 AM

Now that I have replaced the TCP with this brute of a compressor, Im probably going to pull the TCP apart and see if I can figure out why it overheats. Im hoping its something simple to repair. If so, watch this space as I will be a reseller! For many applications Im sure the TCP (when working correctly) is quite adequate. But, as referenced above, Im loving the 50 psi or more from this Quiet Tech. In terms of quiet, it doesnt purr like the TCP. But its also nothing like the typical hot dog compressor that clacks away and makes you crazy. It really is quiet tech. It doesnt drive my wife out of the kitchen, even though, if truth be told, I wish it would!
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