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    Jan 9, 2010, 1:14 AM - Bought an air brush, #1

    Okay, so I bought this airbrush at my local hobby shop.

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    It's simple, and all I need for the job I'm doing.

    So, I don't have an air compressor and don't plan on buying one. But luckily, my hobby shop sells compressed air used for airbrushing! So, I bought a can. When I tried to hook it all up, the hose doesn't plug into the top of the can. I went back to the store to see if there was some sort of adapter I needed. We tried all of them, but they all were too big or too small to fit on the can. The guys working there really didn't know what they were doing, anyway. So, I'm coming to the experts. Guys,what do I need to do to get my airbrush working?
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    Jan 9, 2010, 6:23 AM - Re: Bought an air brush, #2

    Maybe you can give us a picture of the air can bottle ?
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    Jan 9, 2010, 11:50 AM - Re: Bought an air brush, #3

    Check out either ReynoldsAM.com or look for a Pearl Supply Store, maybe even a JoAnnes' Fabric and Crafts store.

    Other wise, I think you may have to contact the manufacturer of the gun and the hose to see what's up, unless it's a specific "compressor" gun and not a run of the mill hobby brush...
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    Jan 9, 2010, 1:08 PM - Re: Bought an air brush, #4

    I can take a picture of the end of my hose easily. But since I returned the can of air, I'd have to go back to the store with a camera. So I cant do that until the next time I'm at my local mall. What do you guys use to power your airbrushes? Do you have any experience with canned airbrush air?
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    Jan 9, 2010, 1:48 PM - Re: Bought an air brush, #5

    noooooooooooooooooo!! I bought this one a while back and it SUCKS. It could hardly spray the paint out, after what seemed like forever of tinkering with it, it finaly worked... ...barely.
    I'd say take it back if you can and save up for a new one.
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    Jan 9, 2010, 1:52 PM - Re: Bought an air brush, #6

    Ugh, I already took it out of the packaging, and the 5ft. cord is all undone! If I never use it, it's not that big a deal anyway. Only spent 5 dollars on it. The store had a 50% off sale.
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    Jan 9, 2010, 2:51 PM - Re: Bought an air brush, #7

    YEa dude, if you're gonna air brush, make the investment into a good gun and a compressor. Cans are good if you're in a squeeze and you need a quick fix, but all in all. make the investment... When it comes to art and supplies, you def. get what you pay for in this arena...
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    Jan 9, 2010, 3:41 PM - Re: Bought an air brush, #8

    The only thing is, I'm only doing a little project. I need to paint the red stripe on my shin tools. Other than that, I have a millennium falcon model that I was considering finishing. I really don't want to break out the Benjamins for what I plan to do.
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    Jan 9, 2010, 5:51 PM - Re: Bought an air brush, #9

    thats what i said , but once you have a good tool , you will use it more than you think , and the day after you sell it you will wish you didnt .
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    Jan 9, 2010, 6:29 PM - Re: Bought an air brush, #10

    Yea, once you see the quality of your work with a great tool, you'll end up trying to air brush coins just to see if you can do it...
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    Jan 9, 2010, 6:36 PM - Re: Bought an air brush, #11

    Well guys, hit me up with some links. Where should I go to find one?
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    Jan 9, 2010, 8:22 PM - Re: Bought an air brush, #12

    Dude,
    send me your shin tool & I'll paint the stripe for ya
    I painted mine with Krylon Banner Red in a rattle can
    Just about any Red spray paint will do for something that small
    then save up 7 get a decent airbrush setup for your next project.
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    Jan 9, 2010, 8:22 PM - Re: Bought an air brush, #13

    I just bought this one due to an endorsement by S1P.....Thanks for the good advice man! BTW its now on SALE
    for 57.46 USD. Thats a really good price for a quality tool of any kind.
    Mike
    http://kustomaccessories.com/categor.../1/Paasche.htm
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    Jan 9, 2010, 8:45 PM - Re: Bought an air brush, #14

    Quote slave1pilot said: View Post
    Dude,
    send me your shin tool & I'll paint the stripe for ya
    I painted mine with Krylon Banner Red in a rattle can
    Just about any Red spray paint will do for something that small
    then save up 7 get a decent airbrush setup for your next project.
    If there's a rattle can color that looks good, then I can just do that myself. Krylon Banner red, huh? I'll pick up a can. Thanks for the info!
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    Jan 9, 2010, 10:50 PM - Re: Bought an air brush, #15

    Here are list of good airbrush availabe in the market;
    - Iwata
    - Bager
    - Paasche

    Make sure you pick up the dual action model.
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    Jan 10, 2010, 7:54 AM - Re: Bought an air brush, #16

    What about VL? I've hear they're good.
  17. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Jan 10, 2010, 12:28 PM - Re: Bought an air brush, #17

    That's what i use
    The Paasche VL Dual-action
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    Jan 10, 2010, 4:40 PM - Re: Bought an air brush, #18

    I just got this:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWNX:IT

    Reg. around $150.00 got it for $85.00.
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    Jan 10, 2010, 4:55 PM - Re: Bought an air brush, #19

    I have a VL, and I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT's amazing, but pricy. However, it'll last you forever. Testors AZteks, forget'em. they are as to Passchaes as rubies helms are to... what's the best maker of mando buckets? Anyway, you need a compresser, and a regulator. Those propellant cans work, but not well. If you have an air storage tank, that'll work just fine. I have an Iwata smart Jet compresser, overkill, but beautiful. Basicially, the more money you spend, the better. it's a pretty direct ratio. if you have specific questions about the VL, PM me.
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    Jan 11, 2010, 6:14 PM - Re: Bought an air brush, #20

    Look what came in the mail today:





    Yay!!
    here's the link:
    http://www.micromark.com/PAASCHE-MOD...SSOR,9010.html

    I have not used it yet, but I turned it on and it's soooOOOooo quiet.
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    Jan 11, 2010, 6:33 PM - Re: Bought an air brush, #21

    Very nice. Iwata's are SLIGHTLY better, but a heckuva lot more pricvy. But if you have a mother that can't stand noise... the extra $ is worth it. Nice!
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    Jan 11, 2010, 8:09 PM - Re: Bought an air brush, #22

    Ya I know, if it's past 8:30 p.m. my mom won't let me use any thing loud.

    Ooh I almost forgot, I just tested it with my air-brush and the brush paints AMAZING!!
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    Jan 13, 2010, 3:44 PM - Re: Bought an air brush, #23

    Quote TJDFett said: View Post
    The only thing is, I'm only doing a little project. I need to paint the red stripe on my shin tools. Other than that, I have a millennium falcon model that I was considering finishing. I really don't want to break out the Benjamins for what I plan to do.
    why not use a rattle can and some masking tape?

    in my experience, airbrushes aren't something you want to skimp on. there's a world of difference between a good one and a not so good one.
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    Jan 13, 2010, 4:32 PM - Re: Bought an air brush, #24

    I'll be using a rattle can for that job as it turns out.
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    Jan 13, 2010, 4:37 PM - Re: Bought an air brush, #25

    If the falcon is the AMT offering, take your time. the thing is a PAIN to fit together. But, looks very nice when done. Finemolds's falcon is better... if you have $200 to shell out...

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