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Old 06-17-2003, 08:58 PM
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Airbrush info needed

I am a student and for my final project I decided to redesign the airbrushes used for automotive painting. It would be greatly appreciated if anyone who has used an airbrush could tell me:
-what they did and did not like (shape, effectiveness, ect.)
-what brands they like
-what changes you would like to see made (to make it easier to
use, ect.)
-what problems you have had in the past
-techniques that you would like to use but cannot because of the shape (or for other reasons)
and whatever else you can think of.
I am looking forward to hear your input.

Oh... I forgot to mention that I have used a few different airbrushes (don't know what brands) and have found them to be difficult to hold because of weight and shape, and as of functionality I have no opinion for I have not used any enough to have a valid observation. I did however enjoy using one and would like to make it easier to use.

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Old 06-18-2003, 06:56 AM
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Hey Lady- I've used airbrushes for hobby and professionally for the last 28 years or so. I use Paasche primarily. I have used others and not noticed much difference in use and handling. I sometimes remove the long plastic handle to get into tight areas, but find it helps keeping strokes straight when painting a longer work piece. Biggest problem to me is I don't like to refill the color cup all the time and the larger bottles (like 3oz.) just get in the way. If there was a way to incorporate a remote color 'tube' that wouldn't get in the way, (say, by hanging down and strapped to the wrist??) I'd be interested in seeing it work... Also, maybe an easier way of needle valve attachment so it wouldn't have to be completely unscrewed to clean?? Besides that, I enjoy the airbrush and how it operates. Good luck on your research. I don't get back here too often, but will check in on any further posts. - the Dragon
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I agree with dragon. The promise of 'easy to use as a pen' has never been fulfilled by any air brush out there. The closer you can come to an al position pen with a control button (remote paint reservoir), the better I would like it.
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