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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

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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.

-Corey Karren

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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.

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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??

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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.

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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.

Coley

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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.harborfreight.com/EasyAsk/harborfreight/results.jsp The VL comes in a kit with everything that you will need. It sells for around $64.00

Skeeter

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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.

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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.

-Corey Karren

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