If You're Looking For An Inexpensive Airbrush.....

Decorating By coolchc21 Updated 19 Apr 2009 , 3:13pm by coolchc21

coolchc21 Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 5:05pm
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Hi Everyone,
I just wanted to share this great deal. I got this airbrush (includes everything, even some colors) for $85 with shipping included on Ebay. It's a little noisy, but it works awesome!! Check this out:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=220388128639[url][/url]

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diane Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 5:48pm
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have you worked with it much??? that sounds like a great deal, but i'm wondering how long it will hold out? icon_confused.gif have you had any problems with it???

coolchc21 Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 6:28pm
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Actually, I just got mine yesterday. But I tested it and it seems to work pretty well. I don't plan on using mine a lot, but it's nice to have for the times I need it.

diane Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 8:15pm
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hmmm...i may just try that out...i can't afford those expensive ones right now and i've never done airbrushing, so this might be something i might consider.

tiggy2 Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 8:56pm
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Can you adjust the PSI on the compressor. That would be my only concern. If it builds up too high it can blow holes in your icing. Is there a moisture trap on the compressor?

Kimmers971 Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 9:11pm
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Check out his guys E-Bay store (http://stores.ebay.com/TCPGlobal-AutoBodyDepot_Cake-Decorating-Bakery-Suppl_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ861461014QQftidZ2QQtZkm).

I bought the CAKE DECORATING AIRBRUSH KIT, 12 -0.7 Colors-Compressor for $110. Shipped today and I can't wait to get it and try it. I've never airbrushed either and this seemed lke a good deal for a starter.

Good Luck!

pattycakesnj Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 9:20pm
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question, why an airbrush? I have seen it used on tv but does it do a better job of coloring the fondnt or icing? Just wondering

KookieKris Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 9:21pm
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I'm VERY tempted coolchc21!
I may just have to buy myself one of those ~ I'm the same as you ~ I won't use it all the time, just on occasion.

Thanks for sharing!! icon_smile.gif

sweetiesbykim Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 9:32pm
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Originally Posted by pattycakesne

question, why an airbrush? I have seen it used on tv but does it do a better job of coloring the fondnt or icing? Just wondering




It's on my "want" list because I thought "what a great idea for strong colors! " The cake eaters won't have stained mouths because it would only color the very outside of the cake layers, and the BC or fondant would stay white inside. Also, if you don't mix enough, you can't easily match the color. Spraying the outside, it would all match and be incredibly quick to color vs mixing BC or fondant!

I'm also going through tons of cans of PME spray pearl, so it would save me $$.

pattycakesnj Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 9:36pm
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thanks sweetiesbykim for the info, I never thought about all the different reasons

lostincake Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 9:37pm
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Thanks for sharing!

coolchc21 Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 1:20am
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I have to do a groom's cake next week, which is a Chicago Bears helmet. It gave me a reason to finally buy one. icon_lol.gif Can you imagine everyone's teeth stained black? Yuck!

LP4702 Posted 19 Apr 2009 , 1:37pm
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Thanks so much coolchc21 & Kimmers971 for the ebay links....my daughter and I have just recently put an airbrush on our 'want' list so we've been trying to find the best deal. Having never used one before, we didn't want to invest too much $$$$ for our first purchase.
We will definitely be checking these out!!!!!!!!!

foxymomma521 Posted 19 Apr 2009 , 1:45pm
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This has been on my want list and DH is on my sh** list this morning so I might just get one icon_biggrin.gif
Before I do does anyone see anything wrong with it? Well, maybe not wrong, but I don't want to be sorry I bought the wrong kind... I would probably only use it a few times a year...

kjt Posted 19 Apr 2009 , 2:09pm
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Originally Posted by foxymomma521

This has been on my want list and DH is on my sh** list this morning so I might just get one icon_biggrin.gif
Before I do does anyone see anything wrong with it? Well, maybe not wrong, but I don't want to be sorry I bought the wrong kind... I would probably only use it a few times a year...




So funny! I'm using this reason, too...my DH golfed yesterday instead of cleaning his stuff out of the garage-after I put it all in one place, and organized the good stuff!

I would only airbrush occasionally, too, and don't want it to tear up before I can master the technique icon_redface.gif! How difficult is it to learn? I know that everything takes practice, so how bout say using the scale "beginner"-"intermediate"-"experienced"?
Thanks for your input thumbs_up.gif

coolchc21 Posted 19 Apr 2009 , 3:13pm
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It's really not difficult at all, but you will need to practice. It's the kind that you just add to the little cup on the top and it's dual action so you can control the amount of color that comes out. The cool thing is that you can mix colors in the cup, i.e. you can add a little green and yellow to make lime green. icon_smile.gif

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