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  • Member since
    May, 2012
  • From: Arizona
New Airbrush
Posted by pilotjohn on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 3:04 PM

After struggling with some bad arthritis and some loss of use with my right index finger, I thought it might be time to try a trigger airbrush.  I had never thought much about them since I love my Badger Krome.

So I broke down and got a Grex Tritium 3 with the top loading cups.  After a week of working with it, I can say it is a wonderful tool.  Let me know if anyone wants a more detailed run down on it.  they aren't new, but if you are thinking about trying one, I don't think you will be disappointed.

John

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: NYC, USA
Posted by waikong on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 2:32 PM
good luck with the new brush!
  • Member since
    October, 2008
  • From: Fullerton, Calif.
Posted by Don Wheeler on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 8:17 PM

Congratulations on the new airbrush, John.  Grex makes top quality airbrushes, and the pistol grip design is great for folks with hand problems.

Don

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  • Member since
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  • From: Arizona
Posted by pilotjohn on Thursday, May 04, 2017 6:15 PM

Don;

I am finding that the tolerances on the brush are much tighter than the Badger Krome.  I am wondering if the nozzle being screwed in place as opposed to the Krome one just being "loose" before having the cap tightened around it would make for a better experience?  I ask as I seem to have a better flow and far less tip dry than before.  Perhaps my old Krome was just too abused by a beginner..

I was always kind of concerned about always using a wrench to screw and unscrew that nozzle every time I needed to clean as I was concerned about wear and tear on such a small and finely threaded component.

Not sure what you think as you have experimented with so many.  Thanks.

John

  • Member since
    May, 2012
  • From: Arizona
Posted by pilotjohn on Thursday, May 04, 2017 6:17 PM

Thanks waikong!

John

  • Member since
    October, 2008
  • From: Fullerton, Calif.
Posted by Don Wheeler on Thursday, May 04, 2017 8:52 PM

John,

I don't think having a screwed in nozzle versus the Krome compression fit by itself should make any difference in performance.  Flow and tip dry could be different for other reasons.  The Tritium 3 has a .3mm nozzle vs. the fine .25mm of the Krome.  Air flow could also have an effect.  And, tip dry could be better because the Tritium automatically closes the needle gap before the air shuts off, something you have to train yourself to do on a regular airbrush.

And, if your krome has had a lot of use, it could be that the needle and nozzle aren't in as good of shape as when they were new.  That could also explain some of the fit feeling different.

The thread-in nozzle of the Grex airbrushes is pretty beefy.  With a little care and not over tightening, it shouldn't cause you any grief.  And, it's a lot bigger than the tiny Krome nozzle that's so easy to lose.

Don

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