Air Brush Help Please!!

Decorating By jessica14 Updated 20 May 2010 , 9:57pm by kaat

jessica14 Posted 16 May 2010 , 6:34pm
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Hi!! I am not new to cake decorating but I am new to air brushing. I am looking for advise on what kind of airbrush gun would be best for cake decorating! You guys are the best at advise!! Thanks so much!

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tarheelgirl Posted 16 May 2010 , 10:28pm
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I am actually searching for a great deal on one myself!

iletmn0 Posted 16 May 2010 , 11:28pm
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Here is a very portable airbrush system that is small and compact but works wonderful. It's $120 on Amazon but is sold at other places for about $140 plus shipping. It also comes with some airbrush colors to get you started.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003KKJDDC/?tag=cakecentral-20

I also have a Grex system which is portable but not as small as the one above plus it's much more expensive at about $409 for the airbrush and compressor.

ameliasam Posted 16 May 2010 , 11:50pm
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I got my from Decopac.com it was $160 and I love it and the prices for the color are great.

tarheelgirl Posted 17 May 2010 , 12:19am
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I've actually been looking at the one Airbrush system by Creative Cutters. GSA was out of stock so I ordered the one from Amazon! I've read really good reviews on CC and other places. thumbs_up.gif

Kath2211 Posted 17 May 2010 , 11:30am
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Hi, I am using the Airmaster from Kopycake. You can order compressor and gun together. Has a nice long cord. Comes with 3 colors. I love mine!

jessica14 Posted 17 May 2010 , 3:35pm
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Thanks so much for all your help and input!!

FullHouse Posted 17 May 2010 , 7:32pm
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There were a few threads the end of last year I found very helpful in choosing my airbrush. I wound up with a Paasche Double Action and an ADJUSTABLE PSI Central Pneumatic compressor from Harbor Freight and am very happy. Here are some threads that may help you as well:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-653579.html
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-651220.html
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-660862.html

iletmn0 Posted 17 May 2010 , 10:40pm
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Tarheelgirl, I think you are going to really enjoy the amazon system, it is a great system for it's size. It's just so convenient. I love it. BTW, which color did you order? I got a pink one. It's purrty!

tarheelgirl Posted 20 May 2010 , 3:23pm
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It just came today! I ordered the pink one and was very surprised at how small it is. Definitely will not take up a ton of room and it seems to have great pressure. It did come with a pack of 10 colors to start!

Question: Do you just fill the cup with the color like it is or do you have to put vodka with the color? What ratio? I would think you have to add vodka but thought it would be good to ask before wasting a bunch of color! icon_smile.gif

tiggy2 Posted 20 May 2010 , 6:42pm
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If it's airbrush color you use it straight. If it's gel color I wouldn't put it in my airbrush.

tarheelgirl Posted 20 May 2010 , 8:08pm
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Great! It's airbrush color, AmeriColor AmeriMist. Definitely will not be putting anything other than airbrush color in it!

pattycakesnj Posted 20 May 2010 , 8:16pm
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I just got the one from creative cutters for Mother's Day from GSA , I love it

tarheelgirl Posted 20 May 2010 , 9:37pm
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That is the same exact one I purchased! Love it!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

kaat Posted 20 May 2010 , 9:57pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tiggy2

If it's airbrush color you use it straight. If it's gel color I wouldn't put it in my airbrush.




Yep, I just took a course - they recommended not to use colours with glycerin as it can clog the gun.

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