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Are single action airbrushes better?

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I have an Iwata Eclipse gravity feed but someone told me single action airbrushes are better.

Are single actions easyer to use?

Can single actions do better detail?

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It's the other way around. Duals are much better for detail. Much more variable control of air vs fluid flow. The only thing I've ever used singles for was to hose on primer.

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Yeah thats what I thought I was just making sure. I've seen single actions in use and they look like a pain in the but.

I'm happy with my Iwata so far but I haven't used it much. I had a paasche syphon feed before this and it was a nightmare. It kept clogging and it was hard to clean.

By the way are you from Michigan?

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Hey I was just looking in your gallery and you have a bomber long a in there. Thats what I want to paint mostly. What did you use to clear coat that? I painted some up but can't decide what to use for a clear? I was thinking about devcon but I thought it might mess the action up with it's weight. Aslo that bomber looks sweet nice foil job.

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Yep, Lincoln Park, MI.

I use a proprietary clear that I formulated myself, but I used to use Flexcoat Ultra V. Pretty close in performance. As long as you don't get a build-up on the bill, they'll run fine. I did a huge weight study a while back. A fully primed and painted lure w/epoxy clear, only increased the weight 10-15% and had no effect on any lure we tested, floating, suspending, or whatever. Some stock lures right out of the box varied by up to 50%!

I use Bombers all the time around here, trolling for pike, ski's, and walleye. My second favorite lure next to the Shad Rap.

Thanks on the Bomber. Have to admit though, I cheated. I used cracked ice tape instead of foil on that one. Even with two layers of clear and that thick tape, it runs beautifully.

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A fully primed and painted lure w/epoxy clear, only increased the weight 10-15% and had no effect on any lure we tested, floating, suspending, or whatever. Some stock lures right out of the box varied by up to 50%!

That just hit me like a ton of bricks, 50%.:oooh: Wow

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The only lures that I've repainted that were at all affected were some small plastic suspending jerk baits. They are now slow sink.

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I know epoxys are popular but I've been looking into other options as well. The other options are just too expesisve so when I'm ready to clear I think I'll go with epoxy to start out. I have everything I need to make a drying wheel I just haven't gotten around to it.

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