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Looking around, i found a testors spray kit # 9215 is this a kit i should consider for a beginner, in the picture it shows a little glass bottle that connects to the spray can, looks like a low end air brush , any body with experience with this kit. If this is not a good start suggestions for start up spray painting, thanks

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I would just maybe get some spray cans, man... I've tried that set-up and couldn't get good results with it... Aerosol cans work just fine for spraying parts.

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You can get good results from cans with practice. Honestly, the painting is only half the battle of a good paint job. The rest is surface prep before painting and polishing afterward. 

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Tamiya primer sold at Hobby Lobby is great but if you don’t have a hobby shop you might have to order their paint but worth it.

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ok, next question, which paint to buy, home depot paint? i looked at hobby town they had smaller cans, but over $7 a can what gives the best quality with best results, just getting started don’t think i need the best paint, or do i, what do you guys recommend?

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Testors Extreme Lacquer for great color and shine without polishing. Hardware store paints are a better bargain (price per ounce) but some do not play nice with plastic. Duplicolor from any auto parts store works pretty well and you get enough for at least 2 models. Sometimes colors are limited. Their primer is recommended as well.

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I have always had good results using Krylon in spray cans. It goes on smoothly, dries quickly and evenly. I use their primer, beneath it. It's also inexpensive.

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The 9215 testors kit is very convenient for painting small items (engines, chassis, etc.).  I use it with the modelmasters acryl paint ( no thinning, mixing, etc) and cleans up with water.  For painting bodies, Tamiya spray cans (ts series) are the best unless you have an airbrush.

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Badger 250 series are low priced beginners brushes.  They use canned propellant.  Not too bad, you cant use em for detail work or spraying a body if you're looking for show quality finish.  I used one for years until I graduated to a compressor and better quality brush.  

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