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Question about types of airbrushes.
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, July 7, 2003 6:28 PM
I currently have an Aztek airbrush. (one of their best models) not sure which one though. anyways I am fed up with it. It has cost me a fortune, its messy, its difficult to use, changing paint colors is a pain so on and so forth Dead [xx(]. I want to know what kind of airbrush everyone recomends as a replacement. and If it is just me that is having trouble with the Aztek models.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, July 7, 2003 7:16 PM
Cant someone help me with this??? I dont want to waste money again.
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Posted by MikeV on Monday, July 7, 2003 7:26 PM
My recommendation is one of the following:

Thayer & Chandler Omni
Thayer & Chandler Vega
Badger Anthem
Iwata Eclipse

These are all double-action airbrushes and are all comparable in terms of design, balance and spray pattern.

Mike

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. " Charles Spurgeon
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, July 7, 2003 7:55 PM
Do these require you to change tips for different spray types by any chance???
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Posted by MikeV on Monday, July 7, 2003 8:06 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Airbrush

Do these require you to change tips for different spray types by any chance???


No. The Omni, Anthem and Eclipse all have a single needle for all types of spray media. The Vega has a #1, #3 and #5 needle for thin to thick paints. For modelling the #1 needle and tip is all you would use on the Vega. These airbrushes do not have different nozzles to produce effects, although the Iwata I believe will spray a spatter effect with the aircap removed.

Mike

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. " Charles Spurgeon
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, July 7, 2003 11:00 PM
Thanks a tonSmile [:)]Smile [:)]Smile [:)]
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Posted by MikeV on Monday, July 7, 2003 11:39 PM
My pleasure Airbrush.

Let me know if you need any additional help. Big Smile [:D]

Mike

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. " Charles Spurgeon
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 4:49 AM
I have an Aztec foe almost 3 yrs now...some fella find it rubbish...at first i find it hard to master the piece...but after a few models...then i think it's worth the money..i even get the body replaced for free last yr...
anyway, now i just bought Tamiya Superfine as my aztec fine nozzle was accidently went off the drain...
i would recomend tamiya superfine...but my aztek still work fine...especially for general coverage..
HTH
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  • From: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Posted by maddafinga on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 8:10 AM
I had an Aztek and switched to an Iwata. I paid less money for it than I did for my Aztek, and it works much better. I've been much happier since then.


madda
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Posted by rossjr on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 8:55 AM
I am a big Badger fan myself.

I have a Badger 100 and a Sotar 20/20, both are dual action, internal mix brushes but the Sotar has gravity feed instead of sypon, the advantage there being that you can spray with low air pressure. The Iwata's are great brushes too from what I hear. The reason I went Badger is that parts are cheap and easy to get, not that I've needed any. I just sold my Aztec A4709......
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 12:25 PM
I doubt my Aztek would sell for even a peice of gum, but I think I'll probably get a Badger or the Omni or eclipse. I dont want to mess with different heads again.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 12:28 PM
MikeV I have one more question, The Anthem, Omni, and Eclipse, are any of them single action or are they all double action?
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  • From: Hayward, CA
Posted by MikeV on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 8:12 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Airbrush

MikeV I have one more question, The Anthem, Omni, and Eclipse, are any of them single action or are they all double action?


They are all double-action which is what you want. Big Smile [:D]

Single-action airbrushes are not that great in my opinion and are limited in their use. Double-action airbrushes are no harder to use.

Mike

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. " Charles Spurgeon
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 8:33 PM
I know I dont want a single action. I frazed that sentence wrongTongue [:P]

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