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Posted 23 February 2006 - 03:46 AM
just wondering if a badger 250... which says it pushes out 25-50 psi or something like that... can spray createx and auto air... and i do not have a compressor.. i just have a propell can... will that matter?
Posted 23 February 2006 - 05:14 AM
Not familiar with the Badger 250 but if its anything like the Anthem that I have it will spray fine with Createx although you may have to thin pearls and metallics.I understand that a gravity fed brush is a lot better.As far as Propel goes...my experience is its way to expensive for no longer than it lasts,Dealing with the cans gets aggravating for me.You'd be much happier with a comp. As far as pressure goes for me it seems the least pressure I can use the more control I have.20 lbs.would be ideal for me.
Posted 23 February 2006 - 09:27 AM
I have a badger 250 that gets used from time to time. It sprays Createx with no problems. I personally like a gravity feed brush.
The can air will work but is a little high. But if that?s all you have for now it will work, I have used it at times when I was in a crunch and didn?t have a compressor accessible.
Posted 23 February 2006 - 01:03 PM
The Badger 250 will shoot the paints mentioned.
If you plan to shoot any volume of baits with propel cans, you will be spending $ quickly. At $10-13 per can, a person could've purchased a compressor from a chain hardware store after just 8-10 cans. I'd rec'd getting any compressor over propel. They are an exercise in frustration.
Posted 23 February 2006 - 07:58 PM
I don't know if you have ever used air cans, but READ the instructions very good. Maybe I'll old, but to me those things are bombs. Don't shake them. I started with them, and then a small compressor. I can't remember the cheapest place to buy them. I know I went to Radio Shack, and maybe Wally. Good luck Doug
Posted 28 February 2006 - 09:18 PM
I used a Badger/Propel for awhile and they worked just fine. I bought Propel at Michaels craft stores whenever I saw a 50% off coupon in the paper and it wasn't expensive since you can get quite a few baits painted with one large Propel can. It's a rational way to get started in airbrushing. You won't have the control or precision of a better setup but you can do perfectly OK shading and frisketing to turn out baits that bass will be happy to chomp.
Posted 01 March 2006 - 08:19 PM
I started with the badger 250 and still use it. the 250 is a med. spray. Its not your thin craft design of the $$ big boys. Lowend model that is good for mass production. The trick is > The constant flow of air. I started out with the co2 cans and they are like painting anything with a can > uneven flow that starts at 90psi and drives out cold till it spits paint below 15psi. the next step > I bought the wal-mart 5gal air tank. Fill it up and its like a dozen cans except its free to fill at the service station > this p/u's moisture and can cause dots in the piant. Next and also last > I whent to Harbour Frieght (India made) and got air air brush kit for $9.99 vs $21 for a B250. I mixed the parts and still use the 250 head. The big diffrence is that i also bought a mini air compresser at H.F. for like $49 and it keeps a constant 35 psi or whatever I want from 15 to 40 w/90 as a high note but not constant.Its got the moisture bleeder, runs quite on 110 ac. Now I can paint smooth but not gravity feed. Since createx thickens fast and I loose alot to open air > I switched brands > to a airbrush paint supplier who makes there own paint and cost less.. www.smithpaints.com...they also have more colors than createx and you can buy bulk . driving the price down.