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Posted 09 December 2008 - 04:40 PM
does price really matter in airbrushers and compressers when it comes to quality iv been lookin at som for around 40.00 and then i saw one for like 200.00 big price jump help give me some cheap quality brands
Posted 09 December 2008 - 04:46 PM
Badger is a sponsor ...... check out their garage sale ........ decent product cheap .......
Posted 09 December 2008 - 05:29 PM
I used testors paint brushes 15 years ago during college for painting cranks and was always surprised at the results. It was a cheap model that screws into the compressed air cans. I would fill the sink with hot water and go to town. I have another testor model with the cheap diaphram compressor that works ok also but the compressor wheres out quick. With the deals one can find I think you are best to just buy a decent brush and compresor.
I have been using an Iwata Eclipse HP-SPS for the past couple years and have absolutely no complaints with it's performance and overall value.
Posted 09 December 2008 - 06:06 PM
Do a search on airbrush in this forum to get recent threads about brands and cheaper alternative airbrushes. There are some that have been getting good reports from TU users and the price is very reasonable (less than $40) for a brush with good specs. (gravity feed, .2 to .35 tip, MAC air control valve, etc). Does price affect quality? Of course, and so does the brand. But that doesn't mean there aren't some good values available.
Edited by BobP, 09 December 2008 - 06:09 PM.
Posted 09 December 2008 - 07:11 PM
If you are looking for a deal and you get the sunday paper michael's has a coupon for 40% off one item. I bought a nice double action badger airbrush originally priced at 150 for around 90 about a month ago. Great airbrush at a good price. You might also want to try craigslist if it is available in your area. I also found a badger diaphragm compressor in excellent condition for 25. hope this helps
Edited by jfmustang1, 09 December 2008 - 07:12 PM.