Looking At Airbrush Systems
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 09:29 PM
im really starting to get into lure making and need a airbrush system and i saw this one for sale but dont really know the brand or what to compare it to. so what do u guys think of this unit? whats it worth ? is it good ? thanks -largemouthlad
Posted 20 January 2012 - 12:14 AM
are you doing it as a hobbie or going to sell alot of lures? if i was just starting out that would be to much unless you can buy it really cheap its more for t shirts type then bait making you can change colors faster with that but what if you decide you don't like it?
Posted 20 January 2012 - 12:35 AM
i was thinking a hobbie but maybe to sell as i improve my skills. so this isnt quite a airbrush system for lure making? wouldnt you want to change colors faster if your painting lots of lures? do all airbrush systems have the same paint pattern?
Posted 20 January 2012 - 12:51 AM
if yourpainting alot of lures you paint one color at a time on the lures if your painting the same colored baits say six baits at a time all the same color then clean the brush and go to the next color and so on .... doing it as a hobbie get a small compresser from the hardwear store and a pressure regulator/water seperator(pan cake type) becouse you can use it for other things too.as for color changing you can get a bottle feed airbrush and clean between colors (it only takes a few min.to clean the airbrush) and you can buy the tops from net crafters or lure parts on line that replace the paint bottle top that comes on the paint with a feed tube top that fits the airbrush
Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:20 AM
so this is more of a multiple lure at a time unit ? hows the quality on the tubes and airbrush unit ? so this unit cant do the fitting thing you were talking about with paint bottles? thanks
Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:28 AM
yes these will fit I have one of the same brushes shown in your pic I bought it on sale at harbour frieght for 14.99 I upgraded since then but still use the one i bought .
I also agree that a small pancake compressor is way mor useful for lure building you can run nailers fluid beds fill up tires etc. although if you where painting indoors and noise is a problem a dedicated airbrush compressor is what you would want. For running an air brush they will both do the job
Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:42 AM
is their compressor not that great ? is it designed for airbrushing? thanks
Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:25 AM
I am sure it will work just fine for air brushing here is a link http://www.harborfre...ult?q=air brush just so you know the price of them new
If this is your first airbrush setup maybe make a low ball offer on one gun and the compressor because you will want to upgrade to a better gun.
Posted 20 January 2012 - 10:10 AM
This I just my opinion. I started with a harbor freight airbrush for 17.99. It works good and I still have it. Buti bought an Iwata Neo 2 months ago from Hobby Lobby. I used a 40% coupon and got it for 40$. IMO the Neo is much easier to use and clean, and is well worth the extra 20$. I have tried using both brushes at the same time and it really des not make things any faster. The top feed Neo I super easy to clean between colors, and sprays good.
Edited by nedyarb, 20 January 2012 - 10:12 AM.
Posted 20 January 2012 - 10:20 AM
I bought the same compressor when I first started, its works ok but since I got more insanely involved in this mad mad hobby I've bought a much larger compressor, now it just sits in the corner of my work shop collecting dust with the rest of the replaced stuff
Posted 20 January 2012 - 11:44 PM
ok sounds like it makes more sence to by a individual airbrush with a individually bought compressor. what exactly do i need to start air brushing ? thanks guys
Posted 20 January 2012 - 11:50 PM
Patience!!!!!! And practice!!.......I started with a 20 gallon compressor that I had bought for other use. Air brush, water trap for compressor. Air brush hose. A top coat, etex or devcon work good.....and patience, and practice.
Posted 21 January 2012 - 12:00 AM
so you started with a 20 gal compressor with a singla airbrush...is that what i should do ? is a airbrush and a compressor all i need ?
Posted 21 January 2012 - 12:10 AM
Be careful about which compressor you get....some sound like a frieght train coming......good luck...by the way you couldn't be around a better bunch of guy's....
Posted 21 January 2012 - 12:36 AM
yea you guys have been a bunch of help...and yes im defintly going to try the compressor before i buy it.....hope is some what quiet
Posted 21 January 2012 - 12:42 AM
Look at the Iwata gravity feed airbrush.....you want find a better brush....they have many to choose from.....don't go jumping into this hobby with out doing some research first......And keep doing what your doing...ask lots of quistion.
Posted 21 January 2012 - 01:16 AM
Yes......Go to the iwata web site and look at there gravity feed brushes....if you looking for a all around brush look at a 3mm or 3.5mm...read all there is about them.....then ask some more quistions....If you are really serious about getting in to this hobby...jmo.....buy the best brush you can afford...like i said that's just my opinion... the brush is one thing learning to use it is another.....
Edited by Double Trouble Lures, 21 January 2012 - 01:18 AM.
Posted 21 January 2012 - 03:42 AM
Aye, that airbrush will do. I use one of those. As for the compressor. I use this
And I use Createx paint. With some of them, I have to thin the paint otherwise it doesn't flow out of the airbrush with any consistency. Also, don't remember to strain your paint. Any large particles will clog the nozzle. Good luck with your choice.