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Just thought I would show off my new painting gear. 
Iwata airbrush and compressor, with a BenchVent extractor (with filters). Can’t wait to get going with these Createx paints. 

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The compressor is very quiet as is the bench vent. 

 

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Your airbrush system looks interesting Boo, we'll all be keen to see the results.


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I'm well impressed Boo. Very neat little piece of kit. 

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I’m a beginner at airbrushing but when I was a paint sprayer I remember saying that one day I will get myself some airbrushing kit and get into the artwork/special effects world. So here I go. I’ve got fundamentals to learn and practice first. 

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Hi Boo,

Impressive! And can you get a tattooing attachment for it as well? 🤣 🤣 

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Methinks it will make for the coolest coffee foams.

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@boo

That looks like a very sweet rig! Looking forward to what you come up with, have fun!

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Really interested to see what you do with this @Boo.

What's the total damage for the compressor, guns, paints, extractor, etc?  And - daft Q #1 - how do you clean the spray gun once you've used it?  I've always thought that's a real pita job to do?

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What's the total damage for the compressor, guns, paints, extractor, etc?  And - daft Q #1 - how do you clean the spray gun once you've used it?  I've always thought that's a real pita job to do?

@tv101 Hey Tony, thanks. 

The full lot of equipment (see list in picture) cost me in January 2021 just over £1,200. Not too bad really, if you compare it to a big workshop compressor and tools. I’ve got a second airbrush coming that is included in this price too, they didn’t have it in stock but it’s on its way. Both airbrushes are Iwata, one of the leading brands. One is a suction feed, with bottles, and the other is for finer work which is a gravity feed (for smaller amounts of paint). The one in this picture is the gravity feed (you put the paint in the little bowl on top of the airbrush). All air hoses and connectors are quick release, which is good.

The vent is a proper purpose made thing for the job and all the filters and pipes come with it and are all readily available to replace when needed.

The compressor has two outputs with their own separate regulators so I can have two setups for two different airbrushes at the same time.

The paints are an industry standard, Createx, and all of the reducers and cleaners are readily available. Which brings me to answering your question. If I’m using the airbrushes every day, I can blast a bit of reducer through after a painting session. If I’m using them occasionally, I will strip the gun down properly, clean thoroughly and reassemble (I would also do this as and when a brush got clogged). Its just one of the things you have to accept doing if you want to spray paint using specialist equipment, instead of rattle cans. It’s not much different to using full sized spray guns, same principles apply. The cleaning fluids/reducers used depend on what type of paint you are shooting. These are water base so the “solvent” is water based. When I start to use my auto colours, they will require a spirit based “solvent” so I will use thinners/reducer as the “solvent”. 

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@Boo Howaaa!! Nice one. I used to airbrush. Not guitars. Back in Art school days. Time to get creative Boo. Can’t wait to see results!


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Nice one. I used to airbrush. Not guitars. Back in Art school days. Time to get creative Boo. Can’t wait to see results!

@clinton Oh that’s good to know. 

Ive got to get practicing my techniques and then yes it is time to get creative. I’m raring to go. 

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I've got a load of kitchen cupboards to paint (apparently).

I'm thinking a paint spraying kit would be a worthwhile investment, to help me get the sort of finish that my good lady is hoping for.

 

 

 

Wonder if a paint spraying kit would have any other uses?  Other than spraying kitchen cupboards??

 

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Wonder if a paint spraying kit would have any other uses?  Other than spraying kitchen cupboards??

@tv101 Yes I think so. 😁

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There’s gonna be some serious metal flake happening soon, got some big flake and kandy paint coming tomorrow. 

Had a delivery from Stew Mac too. 

Yeah! 🤘😁🤘

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@boo

Now you can spray the shielding paint on with your airbrush, kewl! 🙃😜

I recently got the same calipers to replace my old SM ones. I really like the bigger display, I can actually read it without 🤓!

But you ordered strings from SM, wtf?!?

 

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But you ordered strings from SM, wtf?!?

@mattbeels It didn’t add to the delivery cost because I’m a StewMax member and I don’t pay any UK customs tax so it was irrelevant whether I bout them from there or in the UK. They were one of those add ons at checkout. 

Maybe I will try spraying the cavity with the conductive paint. 🤣

My old callipers were from Aldi and they worked ok for a while but the digital screen stopped working. These SM ones have a couple more features too. 

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@boo

After posting I realized it must have been a deal on the strings and that you probably also have stewmax. I do as well and it’s the only reason that I started to order from them again.

But what’s this about you not having to pay import tax?!?

I know about those features, I’ve been using the SM calipers for 15 years baby! 💪

That nub in the bottom for measuring installed fret crowns? Totally worth it! Nothing better then measuring it in front of your customers and having them realize, oh I guess it is time for a refret! 😂

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Still collecting paint products before the fun starts. Today’s delivery was some flake and candy. 

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Hey @boo. Just saw this? What do you think? 

https://www.axminstertools.com/fuji-spray-gun-offer  

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