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Posted on Do you airbrush small projects ? Please tell about your airbrushing and equipment.

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David Grimes

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#1 posted 07-07-2011 07:22 AM

@AtomJack, Thanks. I have run across the Paasche brand as a better one (and with a longer history and pedigree) than others. I have it in my “wish lists” at a couple of places. I never really know until I get to play with something, but am thinking I would like the double action guns better than single for my purposes (which will have nothing to do with cake decorating or fake suntans, thankyouverymuch). I see that they can be gravity feed and/or siphon feed… with the siphon feed capable of larger charges. Rest assured that I will not try painting any part of a Chevy Astro van due (in part) to your warning. ;=)

@Grandpa, As I said at posting I have and use the touchup guns. Very handy for the right project. We do a lot of painting. Today, we painted six exterior columns at one place, a bathroom ceiling, walls, and trim at another, then starting prepping five custom arched opening (no doors) cabinet “toppers” to add to existing cabinets. The insides will be color matched to the existing cabinets below and the outsides and the lip of the opening will be the accent color. That was today. None of that is airbrush-worthy. For the airbrush guns, it would be for very small projects (say smaller than a breadbox… lol) and with the ultimate goal being good results with very little over-spray.

I have never claimed to be an expert on anything. Experts tend to stake a claim to their piece of real estate and spend the rest of their time defending and/or justifying it… even knocking alternate approaches. I just want to know what I want to know about very many things. I ask many questions and answer those I am comfortable answering completely… or even offer a bit of insight from my perspective. There are so many shades of grey between black and white. It’s best to remember that, I think.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia


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