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post #1 of 8
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I want to airbrush my case, but I don't know what to buy. I've done some research and this is what I think I need:

Badger 100LG-H - $58.65
badger hose - $12.55
Central Pneumatic pancake air compressor - $47.49

Total without shipping is around $120. Is that all I need?

Would the iwata revolution be better than the badger? It only costs $10 more.

Also I'm in Canada so where could I get this stuff without paying a lot for shipping?
post #2 of 8
I airbrush occasionally.
That will be fine for getting results.
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post #3 of 8
Try to find a local hobby shop; they invariably sell airbrushes and supplies. If you want spray guns, then you'll need to go to a hardware store, automotive shop, or automotive paint supply.
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I checked my local hobby shop and they have everything I listen except the compressor :S what should I use instead of it.
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Badger also makes portable compressors intended for use with airbrushes; your hobby shop should be able to order these for you. Otherwise, stop by your local hardware store and get a small compressor and a regulator to adjust the pressure to ~30 psi.
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post #6 of 8
You may also be able to rent one at your local rental shop or arts and crafts store.
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post #7 of 8
Proter-cable is cheap and will do the trick...
I got mine for like 60$ and it came with a shotty little finish nailer


You can all ways add stuff to it for a more stable stream.
Edited by cayennemist - 8/1/11 at 3:23pm
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post #8 of 8
Where exactly in Canada? Here in Toronto we've got a few selections:

Stores:
Currys
Deserres
Homedepot

As for airbrushing, it depends on the application...if its for your case, go with a spray gun since it's the best for large areas and surfaces, but if you're going to put some art or something the Badger airbrush you mentioned will do the trick and most airbrushes come with a hose included.

If it's for a case I'd highly suggest this: Spray Gun and this: Compressor since your painting your entire case.

If you're really on a tight budget and just want to paint your case on a single application use this: Spray Grip with automotive spray paints. This combo has worked wonders for me.

Then again that's just me.
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