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#1 fordsixty

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 03:45 AM

i mentioned in my '34 semi WIP thread, that i ordered a new grex airbrush kit. well i received it this past monday. due to the severe freeze going on in texas, i have not been able to try it out. so i thought i would post some pictures anyway.

visually, i am very impressed. everything just looks perfect. if it works as good as it looks, i will be in heaven, yee-haw.

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two different size gravity-feed cups and a large glass siphon feed cup.

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with the kit you get this quiet little compressor with regulator/water trap installed.

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the "gun" fits very well in the hand.


tomorrow i will be going over to a friend's house, he has a complete model building studio in his back yard (read heated), and give this little baby a work out. i will let you know how it goes.

later

Edited by fordsixty, 11 January 2010 - 01:20 PM.


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Posted 09 January 2010 - 03:56 AM

Looks like a really nice little unit!
Please let us know your thoughts on it.
Can you give us more info on the Grex air compressor?
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Posted 09 January 2010 - 04:26 AM

Can you give us more info on the Grex air compressor?
Chris


sure chris.

1/8 hp piston compressor
115v / 60 hz / 0.96 A
1700 rpm
60 psi max pressure

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running, this thing is very quiet. compact. the handle slides down into the housing to get out of the way. another plus for me is the very flexible power cable: unlike the stiff cables, this one wraps around the compressor easily for storage.

i will let you know how it goes next week.

hope this helps.

#4 chris coller

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 04:51 AM

Okay now to the serious stuff, how much does a set up like that cost? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 04:57 AM

I'm curious how that airbrush works. I was talking to a vendor of airbrushes, inquiring about the Grex (made in China). He said they stopped carrying them because of poor customer support and quality issues. He recommended a couple of trigger versions from Richpen (made in Japan), he said they were better. B) I would like a trigger type airbrush as it is similar to spraygun control and techniques which I have been use to for over 35 yrs.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 05:18 AM

I like the idea of the screw-in paint cups.

I would like a trigger type airbrush as it is similar to spraygun control and techniques which I have been use to for over 35 yrs.


I have an Iwata Revolution TR2 which is a trigger airbrush and I've been very happy with. I'm by no means an airbrush expert so I'd recommend goggling it and seeing what's been said by more knowledgeable people.. or ask here, of course.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 06:07 AM

Looks like a nice set up, anxious to hear a range report

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 06:23 AM

Dale, good to see you posting recently! I am immediately jealous!! This is the very combo kit I am interested in. I also think the trigger type airbrush will be a natural, as I currently am used to a snap-on trigger sprayer for rattle cans. I have seen an online average price of about $375.00 for this complete kit. I like the idea of everything from the same company, together and ready to go, instead of piece-meal, where if there might be a problem with one component they usually blame it on one of the other components. Once you get going, give us feedback, or post another one of your fantastic builds!

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 07:09 AM

will do Randy. yeah. that is exactly what i thought, one company. paid $377 to my door.

i have a testors/aztec that worked pretty good. than the trigger assembly broke from the plunger. no replacement part. piece of junk plastic. so my major concern was first, all metal, second, pistol grip and trigger (like my full size paint guns), third, decent price. this guy fit all three. a plus, it feels very quality. i took it apart and everything was right. the action is very smooth. the parts are all polished and chromed. even the threads are finished, polished and chromed and thread very easily.

again, if it sprays as good as it looks, perfect.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 11:59 AM

I'm surprised about the customer support
They have been incredible in my book, so far.
But, it could be just me though
I love the trigger action one I have.
I use it for all my basic airbrushing, because it's so easy to use, and lays down so nice
I do wish I got the bigger tip/nozzle.
The smaller one, with the built in cup, is perfect for all my Alclad work.
I didn't get a chance to get the compressor, but it looks like it would be great to have.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 02:28 PM

I'm surprised about the customer support
They have been incredible in my book, so far.

that is good to know.


But, it could be just me though

yeah the big kahuna gets everything


I love the trigger action one I have.
I use it for all my basic airbrushing, because it's so easy to use, and lays down so nice

excellent


I do wish I got the bigger tip/nozzle.
The smaller one, with the built in cup, is perfect for all my Alclad work.

yeah i am planning on getting the other two tips. mine came with the medium tip.


I didn't get a chance to get the compressor, but it looks like it would be great to have.


thanks gregg

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 03:47 PM

Dale get any paint sprayed @ Claude's yesterday?

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 08:38 AM

Looks pretty good, I just can't trade my old and trustworthy Badger Crescendo for this, I love it so much that I bought a second one just in case mine stops working or if the parts are not easy to acquire anymore. I think this one is good for beginners or individuals who are tired of their current airbrushes and want to experience something new and different. Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy it!!

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 09:27 AM

Dale
What is the difference between Master Airbrushes and Grex Airbrushes

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 01:47 PM

ok. i spent yesterday playing with my new green gun. painting feels normal again. i love it. i have more control and my hand is just more relaxed. felt it the moment i made my first pass. it laid out paint beautifully. i let my buddy, claude, use it to paint his '67 gt500 red. after his first pass, he said the same thing, the control and function are good. so good, he is going to ask for one for his birthday. now bear in mind, we are both over AARP age. so anything that is more comfortable and controllable, is a big plus. :lol: the only real negative is the fact that the syphon cap does not screw onto any bottles: tried model master and paasche. :lol:

in the end, i am very glad i bought it.


Dale
What is the difference between Master Airbrushes and Grex Airbrushes


hey vaughn, i so not know what a master is but the grex is the manufacture of the airbrush i purchased.