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whats up fellas? was seeing if anyone had a nice good quality airbrush that theyd like to sell or if not could you let me know what a good one to buy would be. i wanna use it to spray models and also be able to use it for automotive work. if ya could help me out let me know. thanks
 

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is it possible to be able to do both? mainly for smaller things like models and fine lines for patterns. if i want to paint larger things it would be easier to do it with a touch up gun wouldnt it? any suggestions what i should get for an airbrush or do u happen to have one for sale?
 

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the cheapest one i found online was 120...i'll give you one for 100 buck's shipped it's the same thing as an iwata. just differant name.
 

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Originally posted by six3belair@Sep 13 2006, 06:45 PM~6167337
lookin for one that can do somewhat fine lines and also have a good wide spray.  nething like that?
well if you find one that does fine line's and wide spray let me know i wan't one.
good luck in finding one.

I HAVE ALL THESE AND I CAN'T FIND ONE THAT DOES BOTH. IT'S EITHER OR.





 

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what would you suggest for someone just getting into airbrushing and doesnt want a piece of junk and one that will hold up and last a good while? i will start out using it on models but then start using on bikes and cars. do you have an idea of an airbrush that would suite me good as a beginner but also be able to step it up when i get better with it and wanna use it on more complicated jobs? sorry for so many questions just wanna find a good one and whose better to ask than the homies that use airbrushes alot. thanks
 

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U CAME TO THE RIGHT GUY. ALL IM SAYING IS YOU ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR AIRBRUSH IS. REMEMBER YOU PAINT JOB'S ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR TOOL'S ARE. IF YOU SPEND THE MONEY ON A CHEAP AIRBRUSH YOU WILL HAVE NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS. IM JUST SAYING TO INVEST IN SOMETHING THAT COST A LIL BIT MORE IT WILL PAY OFF IN THE LONG RUN. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. AND IT'S TRUE. I HAVE TRIED THEM ALL. I DON'T LIKE SENDING MY MODELS TO THE POND AFTER DOING ALL THE BODY MODS.
 

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so what are you looking to do, just spray solid colors on a model, or you trying to get down and do some murals and small detail stuff?

If you just want something reliable that sprays, get a paasche VL double action.

If you want to draw and do artwork, your going to need something like pictured above ;)
 

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I use 2 airbrushes and have had them from about 6 yrs ! They were about 77 .00 and 135.00! And my compressor i use on my 1:1 projects ! Like BIGGS says you got pay to play !
 

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lookin to spend between $100-150. im beginning so i want something reliable and im wanting it to be able to do fine lines and murals when i progress to that. i know exactly what you mean about you get what ya pay for. any suggestions guys? and again i appreciate the help fellas :cool:
 

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Originally posted by chato83@Sep 13 2006, 10:38 PM~6168206
is that what you use to spray candies and flakes on your models  ryan
i use a paasche VL for spraying. I also got a tamiya like the one biggs posted that i use sometimes too. And i use a 4oz detail gun for spraying clear
 

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This is all I use, before buying my new house I had like 6 of these, each comes with three needles fine, medium and large, I had one for clear, one for flake, one for pearls, one for candies, one for primer and so on. They cost between $85-$120 depending on where you buy. I beleive SCALELOWS sells these. I just picked this one up and will get more, CAUSE I'M BRINGING OUT THE GUNS..........



 

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I have a Iwata eclipse for painting bodies and bigger pieces. Then I have a Iwata hp-a for detail work and smaller pieces. I have had these for like 6-7 years now. As long as you keep them clean they work like a charm. They are not the cheapest on the market but I think they are worth the money.
 

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Originally posted by six3belair@Sep 14 2006, 06:51 AM~6170021
whats the difference in the gravity feed styles compared to the siphon feed or to the ones with both?
gravity feed airbrushes do just that feed the airbrush from the top using the force well all know and love, gravity, siphon feeds use the air going over the tube for the paint to create a negative pressure area right over the tube. this negative pressure then sucks paint up and onto the needle and is then carried with the air and onto your working surface. as far as which is better i personaly believe the syphon feeds are better since you don't have to buy a bigger gun to have more capacity, usually the grav. feeds have a little cup on a little gun and a gigger cup on a bigger gun. the syphon feeds usually have a 2-4 oz bottle that hangs off the bottom and that is used as a place to hold on at. i've had a pasche vl for years and have had no problem spraying broad nor fine, it's all in how thin or thick the paint is and your skills lever. i got into the airbrush thing before i got into models but, i tried to do t-shirst and discovered that thinner paint was better for fine work sine you could use less air pressure and get closer to the work, and by closer i mean 5-8 mm away from it. hope this helps you out man.
 
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