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Old 08-20-2001, 06:37 PM
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Just started using Faskolor today. What are your thoughts on it? I like that it doesn't take too much paint to do a lot. It seems pretty economical as compared with rattle cans, once you have a compressor.

Had to use a can of Badger Propel, and it took 15 ounces to do a body. That part is not cheap.

I had a little problem with the black, and so I washed it off the body, and went on to paint my next color. Is black harder to make look good than others?

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Old 08-20-2001, 06:45 PM
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Can someone recommend a good airbrush setup? I am sick and tired of using cans...

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Old 08-20-2001, 06:49 PM
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I airbrushed my last 3 bodies, using FasKoler and a Badger 605 (I think) brush. I've got an air compressor which is VERY nice. What happened when you used black? I haven't had any problems with it. I've got a big peice of scrap lexan that I always spray each color on to get the brush settings right, before I spray the body.
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kansas, I picked up a Badger 605 for $40 or so... It's single action, nothing fancy. Gets the job done, and is much easier than using spray cans. I've got a Coleman compressor, usually run about 45psi. I don't water down my paints at all, just run them straight. I've had good luck with this brush, and would reccomend it.
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Hey, wassup cmotif!

I'm gonna get an airbrush too, an Iwata CS. TSR6, remember you told me to email Bob a while back? Well I did, and I never got a reply

I've heard that you can thin them down to a 75 paint/25 water solution. I'll be using fascolors too, ordered a bunch yesterday.

What is that you used 15 ounses of?
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Speedo, I think he used 15oz of that canned air stuff. Definately worth getting a compressor if you've got an air brush. You'll use it for other things, as well.
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OH, no compressor!
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I have a cheap testors airbrush..never used it...lol
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Originally posted by Speedo
I'm gonna get an airbrush too, an Iwata CS. TSR6, remember you told me to email Bob a while back? Well I did, and I never got a reply
Sorry man, Try it again, maybe he didn't get it.

I've used Faskolor for about 5 (?) months now. I love it.

www.shearracing.com/tsr6/stratus.jpg

Clean, not smelly.... very easy to use.
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OK,

So It looks from the posts that an airbrush can run me as little as $40.00. What other things do I need to run it (like a compressor, etc.) and how much do they cost.

Normally, I put money into speed hop ups, never really thought about looking good too, but what the heck.

Thanks in advance,

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Hey, if you're not fast, at least look good going slow! Compressors range in price. Go to the Home Depot or a store like that, and just price shop.
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I have a Central Pneumatics Airbrush that I got off of E-bay for 10 dollars new.

The black looked like a spider. You would quickly spray a spot and then it would instantly grow "legs". It was the third color that I used, so I was surprised to see it do that. I also didn't like the coverage that I got with it.

My Fasgreen and white turned out good, but I didn't like my black or Razberry Fluoro.

I like how you can clean unwanted paint off the body. Very cool!

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Originally posted by kansasracer
OK,

So It looks from the posts that an airbrush can run me as little as $40.00. What other things do I need to run it (like a compressor, etc.) and how much do they cost.
Check with some local pawn shops, I got my Campbell-Hausfeld Quiet Air for $30.00, or if you can't find one WalMart sells them for like $99 brand new. I like it better than the usual hobby shop airbrush compressors because it's got a tank and the pressure is adjustable.

I just picked up an Aztek 470 airbrush, but I haven't had a chance to paint a body with it yet.

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Cmotif, I'd probably try turning down the air pressure. It sounds like the paint is thinner than the rest, so you'd need a lower air pressure.
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I have a really old clunky and huge 2HP compressor! It's noisy, but has all the goodies.
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