Airbrush System

Decorating By alene Updated 16 Jun 2014 , 12:42am by enga

alene Posted 8 Jun 2014 , 11:55pm
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I received this airbrush gun and have no idea what I would need to purchase to make it work, besides airbrush colors.  Anyone know anything about airbrush systems can help me.  thank you 

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liz at sugar Posted 9 Jun 2014 , 12:07am
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Alene - You will need a compatible hose, maybe a coupler/air pressure control piece, a compressor, and airbrush colors.  Americolor makes those under the Amerimist name.  I'm new to airbrushing, but I know you at least need all that! :)



alene Posted 9 Jun 2014 , 12:20am
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Thank you Liz.  I figured I needed a hose and compressor but really just don't know what I'm doing.

RedneckRuffle Posted 9 Jun 2014 , 2:34am
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I've had this setup for years and it still works great. It comes with a moisture seperator built onto it. On most compressors, you have to buy that separate. I don't think the airbrush that comes with it is a dual-action, but you could stick it in a drawer as a backup.

sweettia Posted 9 Jun 2014 , 3:18am
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AI'd love to do airbrushing but im terrified to try lol Kudos to yall for doing it though#

cazza1 Posted 9 Jun 2014 , 3:25am
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I started out with a cheap one like that before upgrading.  I took it and my compressor in to a local shop and had them fit the right hose and coupler to make it work.

sha1col Posted 9 Jun 2014 , 5:29am
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I'm interested in getting a complete airbrush system.  I don't decorate a lot of cakes now, but I pray that things will pick up for me in the future once I can build a solid portfolio.  Basically I don't need it for anything specific, but would like something that will last me some years...any suggestions on system(s) / brand(s)?

thabestsin Posted 15 Jun 2014 , 10:24pm
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AFor this item that you posted, what else would I need besides the color to start to airbrush? And thank you in advance for the answer

RedneckRuffle Posted 15 Jun 2014 , 10:50pm
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AIf you meant the kit that I posted, you won't need anything else. I would just spend some time on practice paper to make sure all the manufacturing dust is blown out of the line.

enga Posted 15 Jun 2014 , 11:13pm
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Originally Posted by RedneckRuffle 

If you meant the kit that I posted, you won't need anything else. I would just spend some time on practice paper to make sure all the manufacturing dust is blown out of the line.

Do you like the dual action airbrush better? I wish I had of seen this set before I bought mine, got everything separate :(

RedneckRuffle Posted 16 Jun 2014 , 12:16am
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AOnce you get use to a dual action, you won't use anything else. I airbrushed T-shirts long ago, and it was a must. They allow you to control the flow of air before you start the flow of ink, whereas with a single action, you better be ready when you pull the trigger. Duals are less likely to sputter. Sputter is bad, as you know. Also, duals more often have more needle valves available to match the viscosity of whatever you're spraying. I learned to use a dual when I was a teenager in my mom's cake shop in Georgia, and was hooked.

enga Posted 16 Jun 2014 , 12:23am
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Now I'm drooling again, every time I come on this site I want to buy something. But this sounds like it would be worth it because boy oh boy do I know sputter! Could you please recommend a good brand and model? I have a patriot 105 that I just cant seem to get used to.

RedneckRuffle Posted 16 Jun 2014 , 12:36am
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AI've been using Paasche VL guns forever. Just because of the drawer full of spare parts I have for them. They have really smooth transition from airflow to inkflow (pushing down then back on trigger, respectively)

enga Posted 16 Jun 2014 , 12:42am
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Dang it, I saw one someone was trying to get rid of for a hundred bucks! I didn't know there was that big of a difference between the single and dual action ones, thanks RedneckRuffle.

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