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Predator of Jax

New Member
Yup, I did it... I'm asking another airbrush question! BAM, BABY!

If you can, please take a look at these. I KNOW they're a little on the 'cheapo' side... but, hey, whatever. I typed in $100 or below... hell yea.

I've been reading about gravity, siphon, etc. I will be painting a Lycra/Spandex bodysuit with it, by the way.

Thanks for your feedback!



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

and then this one from a web site:

http://www.harborfreight.com/1-5-hp-58-psi...-kit-95630.html

and hell, a couple might even be the same model. Oh well.. ha....




So, I'm planning on doing a job SIMILAR to this thread here:

http://www.thehunterslair.com/index.php?sh...ic=9889&hl=

In fact, I think we may have bought the same bodysuit...

O.K. I'm done.... Thanks, dudes!
 

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MasterAnubis

New Member
Without getting into a long drawn out thing...

I think there are a couple of people around here that have been using the Harbor Freight stuff with good results. Keep in mind that those airbrushes are knock offs of some really good airbrushes. The bottom feed is just an older design, still works well. Once you learn how to use the dual action you'll love it.
 

Predator of Jax

New Member
Without getting into a long drawn out thing...

I think there are a couple of people around here that have been using the Harbor Freight stuff with good results. Keep in mind that those airbrushes are knock offs of some really good airbrushes. The bottom feed is just an older design, still works well. Once you learn how to use the dual action you'll love it.
So, is the harbor freight version Dual Action? I'm reading, but not finding any specifics on the airbrush attachment itself .
 

MasterAnubis

New Member
So, is the harbor freight version Dual Action? I'm reading, but not finding any specifics on the airbrush attachment itself .
All the ones you listed are dual action. When looking at the cheeper ones the dual actions are the 'fancy' looking ones.
The cheaper single actions tend to be black plastic.

These might help you ID them:
http://www.howtoairbrush.com/content/airbrushes-135/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbrush

Oh, I found this generic FAQ about them that may help:
http://www.dixieart.com/AirbrFAQ.html
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MasterAnubis

New Member
so... between the two?

I notice the gravity feed is 1/8hp and 50PSI, while the (siphon feed?) version is 1/5hp and 58PSI.... what's going to matter?
Between the two, I'd lean toward the Ebay one. It has an adjustable regulator on the output. That will help dial in the airbrush. As far a hp and pressure are concerned you may be reading into it too much. My experience says that the smaller motors just run faster to compensate and since you’re not running it at max volume and stepping down the pressure, the max psi is just a number.

One thing to think about too is if you’re using the colors out of the bottles you can just pour it in and then back into the bottles when you’re done. If you mixing colors like I've needed to do then you'll need bottles for the mixed paint.

The Createx airbrush paint can be had for good buys on Ebay too. I don't know if you need to go with the fabric paint on that though. It's not cotton.

-Disclaimer-
I'm just a guy with an opinion on this...

Hope this helps.
 

Predator of Jax

New Member
Between the two, I'd lean toward the Ebay one. It has an adjustable regulator on the output. That will help dial in the airbrush. As far a hp and pressure are concerned you may be reading into it too much. My experience says that the smaller motors just run faster to compensate and since you’re not running it at max volume and stepping down the pressure, the max psi is just a number.

One thing to think about too is if you’re using the colors out of the bottles you can just pour it in and then back into the bottles when you’re done. If you mixing colors like I've needed to do then you'll need bottles for the mixed paint.

The Createx airbrush paint can be had for good buys on Ebay too. I don't know if you need to go with the fabric paint on that though. It's not cotton.

-Disclaimer-
I'm just a guy with an opinion on this...

Hope this helps.
once again... GRACIAS, my friend.
 

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