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Online Rich H

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Quiet compressor?
« on: April 12, 2021, 06:39:19 PM »
Evening all,
I've a 25L compressor that I usually use for airbrushing but it's big, loud and inconvenient.  I could do with something quieter...  Any suggestions?

Thanks!

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Re: Quiet compressor?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2021, 07:48:58 PM »
« Last Edit: April 13, 2021, 07:50:43 PM by Deedles »
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Offline Mindenbrush

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Re: Quiet compressor?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2021, 12:17:35 PM »
I have just purchased a Vigiart AS186 compressor & airbrush kit, the compressor is very quite.
AS186 seems to be a standard type of compressor that many firms rebadge
https://www.sunwardhobbies.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vigiart-AS186K.jpg
« Last Edit: April 18, 2021, 07:46:52 PM by Mindenbrush »
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Online Rich H

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Re: Quiet compressor?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2021, 12:23:36 PM »
Thanks both - I'll take a look.

Offline Dr DeAth

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Re: Quiet compressor?
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2021, 02:01:57 PM »
I have one if these - itís quiet

https://airbrushes.com/product_info.php?cPath=400_403_2_41&products_id=568

I'd recommend the Iwata Studio too, a very good piece of kit with the added bonus that it has connectivity for two airbrushes and is powerful enough to run a small paint gun for bigger projects like terrain.

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Offline katie

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Re: Quiet compressor?
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2021, 07:25:31 PM »
I have one of the 186s as well -- if you're in the UK, https://barwellbodyworks-shop.com/ retail them & accessories / paints etc.


Online Rich H

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Re: Quiet compressor?
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2021, 09:07:51 PM »
Thanks!  I'll see if I can sneak it past the boss... 

Offline Ballardian

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Re: Quiet compressor?
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2021, 11:53:56 AM »
The quietest compressors I've tried are of the 'oil bath' variety - Sil Air are very good: https://www.air-craft.net/acatalog/Sil-Air-Silent-Airbrush-Compressors.html
They are more expensive than piston or diaphragm models, but they are noticeably quieter, and this can certainly be a boon to avoiding spousal wrath  :)
 (Their only, very minor, drawback is that they require an oil change once in a while - months apart usually - they can also be run for longer thtan the other types as the oil bath disperses heat fron the moving parts.)

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Re: Quiet compressor?
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2021, 04:49:25 PM »
Interesting thanks.  I'm still dithering... :?

 

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