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Compressor ( hollidays or short term use )
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Texas, United States
Member Since: June 03, 2005
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 - 03:35 AM UTC
Hello out there,

In Need some advise regarding a compressor ( airbrush ); I already have a good one, but I an looking for a small, easy to handle and storage one for use while on hollidays.
During hollidays or some free weekends I use to bring some model kit to work on it, and although I usualy dont have much time for the hobby, but there are days that i would like to have the posibility to do some paint job...so I am thinking about buying a compressor for those days i mentioned above. The two I have looked so far are the Abest AS186 and Abest AS18-2, I have used one similar to AS186, but I would like to have your opinions regarding both. ( or any similar ones ). Thanks in advance. J.
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 - 09:17 AM UTC
I do all my spraying with a compressor similar to the as18-2 (the one without the tank) and it works fine. I have a plastic toolbox that is big enough for the compressor, sparmax brush cleaning pot, airbrush, glass jars for clean-up water and soap, and some paints & thinners. The plan was to make it portable, but somehow it got "parked" under my multipurpose desk some years ago...

If you have the room, also get yourself one of those fold-up spray booths!
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain / Espaņa
Member Since: July 04, 2013
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 - 10:01 AM UTC
I have this one from Aliexpress:

It's cheap, small, comes with hoose and works fine for me.

You can see all specs here