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Airbrush PSI

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I was just wondering what PSI you all generally use for your compressors for molded bonbons? I'm sure the effect you're trying to get influences how high or low you run the compressor, but to just get a general nice even coat, what PSI do you all recommend?

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I usually run mine at around 30. I've been told to use 60, but that's just crazy to me.

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Mine's set around 55.  I've been doing more airbrushing than usual for Valentine's and it's been slow going with a Grex 0.5 mm airbrush and tiny compressor.  You had commented on my photo in another thread but I'm not 100% happy with my coverage, it's a bit speckle-y and takes multiple passes from different angles.  I did just buy a 0.7 mm nozzle and a larger compressor but haven't put them into use.


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Thanks! I tried it 60 and I liked the effect, but I would have to do multiple passes for the chocolate not to impact the color. I'll try dialing it down a bit and see how it turns out. Thanks!!

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I tried it at about 35-40 PSI and got the what I was looking for. I guess it all depends on the airbrush, nozzle, compressor, etc. Thanks all!!

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