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airbrush recommendation plz
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Florida, United States
Member Since: March 01, 2008
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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2009 - 01:29 AM UTC
I hate to throw this loaded question but was wondering if someone could offer a recommendation for an all purpose airbrush. I currently own a iwata hp-c+ that is great for fine details but it is extremely delicate and clogs up easily. I have gone through enough nozzles and needles to have allowed me to buy another airbrush. Right now I'm looking a reliable airbrush that is easy to maintain and good for base coats and detailing. Looking for a dual action and with a built on paint cup.
Thanks in advance,
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2009 - 02:07 AM UTC

I guess I'll be the first to bite the bullet..

It seems sometimes as if everyone has their own thoughts of whats the better airbrush.

My favorite is the Badger 360 universal.. has the best of both worlds as the head rotates and can work in gravity feed mode or siphon feed. (its the same basic design as the badger 155)

Its main drawback to me is that the paint cup you use in gravity feed is on the small side... actually very small which is why I tend to use gravity feed only for small parts and detailing. and siphon feed for larger area's..

I've been using mine for i think 3 or 4 years now and I've not had to repair or change out anything on it.

It has never really clogged up and i use everything from enamal paints to acrylic and future in it. Cleaning is easy I basicly shoot the correct cleaning agent through it.. pull the needle and clean it and put it back in.. (unless you have let paint dry in it..)


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Jerusalem, Israel
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Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 09:31 AM UTC
at the risk of sounding redundant: maybe you should check iwata hp-cs (that's what i'm using)?