Old Airbrush Compressor Restoration

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Tools & equpitment used:
- Steel wire bits - http://geni.us/keyaD
- Rotary Tool - http://geni.us/HGed
- Concentrate Degreaser - http://geni.us/yUn9
- Mannesmann Socket Set - http://geni.us/HCDZ
- Air regulator - http://geni.us/9ooxY2l
- Airbrush Hose - http://geni.us/RBimFMe
- Rubber feet - http://geni.us/G3COKw0
- Box light - http://geni.us/omjX
- LED light - http://geni.us/zK4zJLg
- External Mic - http://geni.us/kSmEXsj
- Tripod - http://geni.us/Jr7LXd

I bought this compressor for £25. It was of an unknown brand but in working condition. It was fun to restore and I learned a lot.

Firstly I dismantled the compressor completely. I then paint stripped all of the paint. Once that was gone I set about removing the rust from all of the steel parts and I also removed any dents. I then masked the metal parts up before I etch primed, epoxy primed and then painted them blue. Whilst that was drying I got to cleaning and polishing all of the internal parts and external nuts and bolts. I then made a new air filter for the piston and then 3d printed and a new cap for the new capacitor. I then reassembled the compressor and tested it out with an airbrush. I have now sanded back the ground connection, resoldered the wires and added heat shrink.

- Disclaimer: I am no professional. Especially when it comes to electrics. It is certainly an area I am looking to improve in. I am completely self-taught and would appreciate any feedback, advice or constructive criticism.

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