Buying Airbrush Equipment

Decorating By chanda Updated 15 Aug 2009 , 4:36pm by prettycakes

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chanda Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 2:35pm
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Hi, I was given a gently used airbrush machine. I do not know if i can clean it up and use what i have for cake decorating or if there are special nozzles i have to buy. Are all airbrush machines alike, or are the cake decorating one different? If so, should I keep the sir compressor and buy new attachments for it? What kind of attachments do I need. I looked on the internet and it was overwhelming. Thanks!!

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Loucinda Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 4:15pm
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Since you don't know what it was used for, I would keep the compressor and buy all new other equipment (hose, airgun, etc.) One that you use on cakes has to be dedicated.

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FudgeQueen Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 4:23pm
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I am shopping for an airbrush machine. Can you recommend one. Its very hard to figure out all the differnces between all the models out there. I am
new to it so i would like to start with something for beginners so that i can practice. I dont want to spend a ton of money on something that may not get used very often

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prettycakes Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 4:36pm
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By no means am I an expert on airbrushing, but I have some experience with 2 different types. (all I use it for is to get deep colors on my fondant, not fine detail) I purchased a nice Paschee, I think my compressor is not strong enough because I always get spatters while using it. I went and purchased a cheap one at Hobby Lobby and it works fine for what I need.

This is my experience, I know there are some more experienced airbrush users that can give you there advice.

Good luck!

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