Buying An Airbrush. What Kind??

Decorating By thecreativeone4 Updated 9 Jul 2009 , 4:01am by wrightway777

thecreativeone4 Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 1:22am
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I have been using a campbell airbrush (cheapie) for the last three years with much success. It was a little irritating because it didn't have the best coverage and it sputtered sometimes, but I made it work. It broke for the last time today so I am looking to upgrade. Anyone have any suggestions on one that I could get for around $100 or less that has the top feed cup and can attach to a normal aircompressor (one that screws onto the hose)?? I also need it pretty quickly!

Thanks for your help!

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wrightway777 Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 2:45am
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Have you tried going to Hobby Lobby? You may get lucky and find a top feed cup. Esp if you have a 40% off coupon from this past Sundays paper. I have an Iwata compressor with a Paasche airbrush (same as ACE of cakes uses) with Kroma Kolors it works great (not a top cup though).

thecreativeone4 Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 3:20am
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I thought about Paasche.... My nearest Hobby Lobby is almost 2 hours away, but may be worth it considering the 40% off. Thanks for the suggestion! I'm sure I could make it just fine with the bottom feed icon_smile.gif

HamSquad Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 3:32am
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I often wonder if I could use this type of airbrush at hobby lobby. Thank you so much for the info. I have been wanting an airbrush system for years!
Hammy

jenng1482 Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 3:37am
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Heres a bump because I am also interested in hearing everyones suggestions

wrightway777 Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 4:01am
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Originally Posted by thecreativeone4

I thought about Paasche.... My nearest Hobby Lobby is almost 2 hours away, but may be worth it considering the 40% off. Thanks for the suggestion! I'm sure I could make it just fine with the bottom feed icon_smile.gif




I'd call them ahead of time and ask them to tell you the different ones they have on hand. Then look each model up online so you have a good feel for the quality and price you want to pay. I would buy 2-3 glass bottles (bottom loading if thats what you end up getting) dont bother with the plastic. Glass is inert so it doesnt pass on chemicals like plastic does. That 40% off coupon will save you some serious $$.

In case anyone else is reading this it is imperative to wear a mask over your nose and mouth when airbrushing (any hardware store carries cheapy ones -you know the kind that your neighbor wears when he mows the grass in his white undershirt and tube socked sandles). icon_smile.gif had to get a laugh tonight. But seriously, you'll be coughing and "colorfully" blowing your nose for two days afterward if you dont.

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