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Posted 24 January 2005 - 09:21 AM
I AM WANTING TO START PAINTING WITH AN AIRBRUSH ON MY BALSA CRANKBAITS. WITHOUT SPENDING A LOT OF MONEY UP FRONT, CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT WOULD BE BEST TYPE OF AIRBRUSH TO GET TO GET ME STARTED ? I AM CURRENTLY JUST USING THE SPRAY ENAMEL OUT OF A CAN, BUT AM NOT GETTING THE RESULTS I WOULD LIKE. THNKS
Posted 24 January 2005 - 12:36 PM
If you are using a can the best pointer I can give you is make lots of templates that you can spray over. As for the airbrush I have the Paasche VL and it works great for me.
Posted 24 January 2005 - 12:43 PM
Give us a price range so we can tell where to start on an answer please. Brush and hose only or do you need a compressor as well? and the total you want to spend.
Posted 24 January 2005 - 09:21 PM
I have a compressor just need a brush, and hose. Really don't need to spend over 100 bucks or so right now. Got one of these 1 hp compressors will that be enough gets up to about 50 psi. Are these airbrushes pretty easy to use on the baits??
Posted 24 January 2005 - 09:50 PM
I have this sears upright 6 hp compreesor. Can i use that with an airbrush or will i have to use something like that little 1 hp that i just recently bought?? If i can use my big one then i'll take this other one back, sure would be easier just to hook in to my big one cause i've got all the hoses fixed around my shop.
Posted 24 January 2005 - 10:08 PM
Yes, you can use your Sears compressor.
Get a pressure regulator ( which you need with any comp)
and a water trap.
Check Harbor Freight for the Paasche VL. I started
with and I am still using it. It has served me well.
Cost will be around $60.
Posted 24 January 2005 - 10:11 PM
50lbs. is plenty. You will normally shoot between 20 and 25 psi. I use a Paasche VL and I am very happy with it. Get a double action airbrush. Pushing down on the trigger increases the air passing through the gun. Pulling back on the trigger incrreases the paint flow. Make sure that your compressor has a regulator on it. Go to http://order.harborf...ght/results.jsp The VL comes in a kit with everything that you will need. It sells for around $64.00
Posted 24 January 2005 - 10:43 PM
Check ebay too, I recently got another VL, new in box for 34.00 plus shipping. Be sure to get that moisture trap before you spray, saves A LOT of headache.
Posted 25 January 2005 - 09:38 AM
Check out dixieart.com they have the VL,hose,med. tip and needle for 46.50 with free shipping
Posted 25 January 2005 - 12:23 PM
Spend the little extra and get the kit. It is nice you get three tips and more color cups and a holder. Dixieart.com is nice if you also need parts or extras. Also I forgot the good rubber hose is in the kit, with the $45 one you just get a plastic hose.
Posted 27 January 2005 - 09:41 AM
thanks for all your help guys, i wasn't sure if som,ething that small would hook up to a compressor that big