Airbrush adapters for Porter Cable compressor

Group,
I have a Badger 200 airbrush used for scale models. For the last few
years I have been using Testor's propellants but as one knows the cost
can add up quickly. I went to buy a Testor's mini compressor but the
hobby store said any compressor will do. I own a Porter Cable 135 PSI
pancake compressor. What do I need to get in order to hook my Badger
airbrush to the compressor? I know I need some type of adapter but
can't seem to find it at Home Depot or Lowe's. Any suggestions would
be greatly appreciated.
L
Reply to
Lattenberger
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try badger themselves, or, i seem to remember a company called dixie art that sells that stuff. the bigger fittings should be at any hardware store. did you google airbrush adapters?
Reply to
e
Basically ,a filter/ water trap with a built in regulator , a couple of hose tails with the appropriate threads and some hose to suit. I have been using that soft black irrigation hose they use for drippers ,it fits onto the Iwata hose tail perfectly, and with the low pressures involved is quite adequate. If your compressor dosen't have a tank then a regulator will be a must to prevent pulsing.
Reply to
bluey69
Thanks for the insight. I should be more specific. The Porter Cable compressor comes with a quick connect adapter that connects to an air hose that powers my nail gun. Assuming I find an adapter I also have to think about how it will connect to the Badger. Presently the Badger has a 1/4'' threaded fitting. Thoughts?
L
bluey69 wrote:
Reply to
Lattenberger
I too have a compressor that came with a nail gun ( a smaller brad nailer, actually), and was able to adapt the Badger connector at the end of the air hose to a quick connect adapter. So I can use the airbrush or the nailer with the compressor. I don't recall exactly what I used, I just took the airbrush hose with me to Home Depot and found what fit.
Bob Boudreau Canada
Reply to
railfan
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This is the adapter from 1/4" npt to 5mm. Quick disconnect can be screwed into this fitting to connect to compressor.
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This is the 5mm fitting needed to adapt 1/8" air line that goes to airbrush. You should already have this on the end of the small airhose that goes to airbrush now.
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Reply to
RLM
The best compressor fittings and accessories selection I've seen were in the hardware department at Sears. That was several years ago but may still hold true. They had everything.
Art
Art
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Art Murray
The replies seem to be making this a whole lot harder than it really is. It ain't rocket science. The outlet of the compressor is 1/4" NPT ( national pipe thread). Miraculously, so is the inlet of the badger hose, as is Paasche. Go to discount tool stores like Harbor Freight, Sears,Hobby Lobby, hobby shops, military surplus stores or welding supply and get a small regulator and water trap,or regulator/water trap combined and a pressure guage that covers 0-50 psi in small increments. You need enough 1/4" close nipples (2 or 3) to screw it all together, one for the outlet and zippity-doodah, go shoot some paint.
Reply to
Disco58
Well you will need a 1/4' threaded adaptor with a small hose tail (1/8"0 to push the hose onto .Here in Australia we would use a BSP thread (British Standard Pipe)which comes in a parallel thread or taperd thread.In the US I would think that NPT is the standard (National Pipe Thread). Both threads are very similar with only a half or one thread difference and over a short distance one will fit the other. You should be able to pick one up from a plumbing supply or hardware or maybe even an auto shop. .I know with my Aztek I got a 1/4" adaptor with hose tail in the box with the set. As I said before in my previous post I use the black soft irrigation dripper hose its about 1/8" and fits onto the tail nicely and fits onto the fitting for the Iwata airbrush .I have found that it blew off once when I accidently screwed the regulator up to 40 psi, other than that I dont have it clamped.I would use some of those small electrical cable ties for a clamp, Pan Ties they are called here.
No not panties. LOL
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bluey69

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