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FDP Forum / Guitar Mods, Repairs, and Projects / Airbrushing experiment success

Mick Reid
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Aug 29th, 2019 10:23 PM   Edit   Profile  

I recently bought an airbrush kit off eBay.
I didn't want to spend 100's of dollars for my first foray into the process, so opted for a budget model.

The quality actually appears to be pretty good (at least from naive newbie perspective).

I got the idea that spraying necks may be a practical use for it, so after a bit of practise time on pine scraps, I went for it on a neck I recently refretted.

Well, it works perfectly for this job, and I was quite pleased with myself.

This neck is a complete re-finish, but I can see where re-spraying a finished maple board after a refret, the airbrush would be so much more efficient than using the big gun. (which I'm also still learning to use)

I'll keep using this cheapie for now, but can see a higher quality unit in my future.

(This message was last edited by Mick Reid at 12:24 AM, Aug 30th, 2019)

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Aug 29th, 2019 11:42 PM   Edit   Profile  

I used to paint t-shirts with Iwata airbrushes, but I have no idea what's current now.

If it works for you then it's good enough.

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discontinue use.
Aug 30th, 2019 12:29 AM   Edit   Profile  

You can use an airbrush to paint a guitar body, or an entire car.

It won't deliver the volume of a large gun, but attach a big bottle to it and you can go for 30 minutes at a stretch.

Use a viscosimeter to get the flow optimized for the airbrush and you'll get the best results.

Mick Reid
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Aug 30th, 2019 05:28 AM   Edit   Profile  

"Use a viscosimeter..."

Is that anything like a pistaronator?

;^)


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If irritation occurs

discontinue use.
Aug 30th, 2019 07:39 AM   Edit   Profile  

It's more like a central scrutinizer.

Mick Reid
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Australia

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Aug 30th, 2019 05:23 PM   Edit   Profile  

"It's more like a central scrutinizer."

Good one!

Now seriously, I presume you mean like a simple flow cup viscometer, not the highfalutin electronic laboratory type, right?

I'm guessing you probably have both in your shed/lab.


Peegoo
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If irritation occurs

discontinue use.
Aug 31st, 2019 07:37 AM   Edit   Profile  

Flow cup.

I have neither the need for nor the room for mo'spensive stuff!

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