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#1 missholly


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:16 PM

I'm having the WORST time with my dipping glazes. i can't get them to come out smooth no matter what i do.
so i thought id try an airbrush.

any thoughts on what i need to look for?
i know nothing about airbrushes and compressors.

i need cheap and easy!

#2 Lucille Oka

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 06:20 PM

What happens when these pieces are fired? Does the glaze heal in the firing? Is the glaze too thick? What is your dipping technique?
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#3 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 06:28 PM

Not sure why you are having a problem dipping. An air brushing is nice for accenting colors. (see Martha Grover's edges done with airbrushing).
But to get a glaze on thick enough and quickly look into low pressure high volume spayers. I use an EZ spray system with a compressor. You need 25 psi.
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#4 Mark C.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 06:39 PM

For less than 100$ at harbor freight you can get a low pressure high volume sprayer that needs no compressor.
My airbrush is a paasche which I've used for 35+ years its not for applying glazes just detail work.
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