How Do I Use My New Airbrush Compressor?!?!?!!?

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CakelynsFinest Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 2:39am
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I finally took the plunge and purchased a mini compressor to airbrush cakes! I have been so excited to use it. So I get the airbrush and can not understand the little instructions that came with it. ARGH!!!! It's called Mini Air Compressor model TC-20. Does anyone else have this? And how o you use it? I poured a couple of drops in and turned it on but nothing is coming out! I would appreciate ANY help with this!!!!

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perfectcakebyshirley Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 3:09am
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I don't have that one, but I had that problem with mine, and it turned out that the tip of the airbrush was a little loose. I tightened it all the way, and it worked! Are you getting air through it?

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CakelynsFinest Posted 18 Mar 2011 , 3:21am
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Yes I get air but no color. I tried again yesterday and I finally got a little color but it splattered. icon_sad.gif I don't know what I am doing wrong.

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Melinda08 Posted 8 Sep 2011 , 11:38am
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Airbrush compressor kit is available and can be purchased at discount retail stores. Generally, they offer good deals to buy airbrush compressor kit. These kits are not very sophisticated, because they are who they are cheaper. These kits are usually used by beginners or children. Art shops also have the right to sell airbrush compressor kit if you want to buy a more advanced kits. They also have a good selection of different products, you might be interested in addition, can also be special discounts on certain items. Purchases through the airbrush compressor kit are also available online. They have a variety of airbrush kits that you can choose. They also offer special discounts to their destinations, like the other stores.


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KANNIE Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 10:48pm
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you are getting air but no color.. sounds like you aren't pulling back the lever.. it usually is a two step process.. push down for air.. and pull back for color.. i always start my brushing on paper and glide it over to the cake..

Good luck!

PS.. be sure to clean it well.. with warm water.. there is usually plastic components w/in and you don't want to melt it.. i learnt the hard way...icon_smile.gif

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vcheddar Posted 8 Oct 2011 , 1:53am
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I purchased a TC-20 a few months ago and just got to try it today. I was also getting air but no color out so I ended up on this thread -as I was looking for solutions or ideas on what may be happening.

Out of frustration, I took the air hose out and noticed that there was a piece of white styrofoam inside and a very small piece stuck on the outside. I removed the piece outside, but couldn't get the one inside out, so I started the compressor and blew the piece out. It now works fabulously well and I will be able to get some sleep tonight icon_smile.gif. I thought I had wasted my money on the kit, but, as it turns out, it's a great toy!

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