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Talk about airbrushes.
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Victor1029
#468
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Arizona, United States
Joined: January 07, 2017
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Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 04:00 PM GMT+7
Looking to invest in my first single action airbrush just starting out and not too familiar with using one and heard that starting out with a good single action airbrush is the way to go and need some advice on where to start looking to spend about $60 - $80 U.S.
Vicious
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: September 04, 2015
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Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 04:10 PM GMT+7
First it's better if you say how much you can spend and.....I would go straight to a double action AB now you can buy some good ones for starters without spending too much money like Iwata neo or badger patriot 105 (I prefer the second)
Victor1029
#468
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 01:03 PM GMT+7
Thanks Vicious for the info.
retiredyank
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Arkansas, United States
Joined: June 29, 2009
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Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017 - 10:43 AM GMT+7
I started, with a double action, siphon fed ab from Harbor Freight. It was a disaster. I moved on to Iwata(very nice). However, I would recommend the Badger Renegade Krome series. It's a dream to use and, with proper set-up can spray a hairline fine. I currently have two of these and all parts, in the series are interchangeable. To clean my brush, I break it down and place all, but the air valve assembly in a jar of lacquer thinner. This is set on my uc and let run for 5-10 minutes. Clean up, between colors is a quick shot of Windex or lacquer thinner. Wipe it out and run a reaming needle, through it a few times. There is not any soft metal visible, so you don't have to worry about etching. I have used the Sotar 2020, as well. It is very simple and allows for a range of spray patterns. With proper care and maintenance, these airbrushes should last forever.