Does Anyone Use A 100Psi For An Airbrush

Decorating By pheonix31571 Updated 15 Dec 2010 , 12:55pm by jobueno

pheonix31571 Posted 12 Dec 2010 , 7:53pm
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Hi just wandering if you can use a 100psi compressor for airbrushing on cakes. any info would be appreciated. Thank you

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tigerhawk83 Posted 13 Dec 2010 , 2:40am
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I do - have a small 1 gal pancake compressor that supposedly has a max PSI of 100 but that is too much pressure for cakes I think - I can turn it down to 40PSI but that still seemed like too much. In order not to use that much, I actually bought a small pressure regulator at my local hardware store that reduces the pressure. There was a cheap one with no gauge for about $10 but I bought one for $20 that has a pressure gauge on it. It connects between the airhose and the airbrush (with the right size adapter 1/4" to 1/8") so I can turn the pressure to whatever I want - been using about 20PSI for routine stuff.

dolly501 Posted 13 Dec 2010 , 3:00am
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I ALSO HAVE , AND USE 20PSI. BUT IF I WANT TO BLOW OFF ICING CAN TURN IT UP,,,,,, icon_smile.gif

pheonix31571 Posted 14 Dec 2010 , 6:57pm
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You guys are great and I am learning so much from you thank you again. thumbs_up.gif

jobueno Posted 15 Dec 2010 , 12:55pm
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I believe the ideal pressure to airbrush cakes is about 7-10PSI. It really all depends on what you are trying to blow through the airbrush.
I know it requires higher pressure when airbrushing paint or nail polish (which are thicker mediums). But since food coloring is very thin you only need minimal amount of pressure. HTH

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