I recently got an airbrush kit and could use some advice on using it. I have watches some videos on youtube on basic technique but have some questions once I started using it. If anyone else has questions on this I encourage posting them as I am new and will not think of everything.
I have the Master TC 20T Compressor (http://www.tcpglobal.com/airbrushdepot/tc20t.html) with Master G76 gun. While using the compressor for the first time it over heated. It was about an hour of use on and off while setting it up, testing for leaks, practicing some coverage & colors and starting on the cake. The design was on a 6" round. I did a very light background color fill and then a giraffe pattern to cover. I was not even half way though the cake design when it overheated.
So question #1: How long should I be able to use this machine constantly without it overheating? It has a tank and a regulator so I thought this would prevent overheating. It turns off when the psi reaches 57 psi and then will turn back on when it gets down to 43 psi. Does anyone have experience with this compressor?
Question #2: At what psi should I be operating at? I have seen elsewhere people have said between 15-20 psi normally. I have also read somewhere someone said to try the 'dimple' test. Placing the gun 6-8" away from the inside of your if the air dimples your skin, it is too high. When I do this with my machine at 40 or 50 psi, it does not dimple my skin. So I am not sure if this is just not an accurate test, or is my machine defective! haha