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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by shameless self promotion, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. shameless self promotion

    shameless self promotion 12oz Legend

    Joined: Mar 7, 2001 Messages: 16,307 Likes Received: 114
    Buddy of mine I play hockey with wants me to paint his mask, and acouple of people have mentioned I shoud paint their motorcycles.
    Does anyone on here airbrush? I have never really messed around with one, so Im not exactly sure what equipment to use and etc. I know somebody here has experience with this shit. Im looking to see if this could be a possible extra source of income.
    I searched on google and found alot of stuff, but I would like to see what people on here think compared to using spray cans.
  2. maus1985

    maus1985 New Jack

    Joined: Apr 9, 2005 Messages: 25 Likes Received: 0
    once you get the technique down, its all about practice, airbrushing is pretty fun and not all the difficult to create some decent pieces with

    the equipment is kind of pricey, i messed around with the propel cans for a while, but in the long run, buying an air compressor becomes more cost efficient,

    if you can get good at it, the possibilities for supplemental income are endless

    good luck
  3. Suicide Bomber

    Suicide Bomber Member

    Joined: Jan 20, 2005 Messages: 275 Likes Received: 0
    I seen a show on this one artist who painted peoples bodys... it was awsome.
  4. rental

    rental Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 1, 2001 Messages: 7,641 Likes Received: 2
    body painting with airbrush is soooo fucking fun...even when using the paint thats not for skin...

    look in the bear air catalog. for solvent based paint(like for motorcycles and whatnot), you need to get special seals and shit for the hoses. teflon seals, i think, which bear air will probably install for free when you order them. and, of course, get the solvent based paint. but its probably cheaper to practice with the water based paint first. these work with the regular seals and teflon ones. and then theres another kind of paint for doing shirts and shit, if you so desire. i would suggest getting the compressor. theres really no way around it.

    so your basic gear is airbrush, hoses, paint, compressor. you can get starter kits and shit.

    THANKYOU Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 4, 2005 Messages: 2,772 Likes Received: 21
    from my short lived experience with airbrushing, its all about the equipment in the beginning. without a good compressor and other tools for the job, its extremely hard.

    the other thing that is hard is getting down the mixtures for the paint.
  6. Dawood

    Dawood Elite Member

    Joined: May 8, 2002 Messages: 4,677 Likes Received: 147
    I used to airbrush back in the day, I would definately say, get a compressor, a small one will do fine. get a badger or a pasche if you can. You can get them at michaels and as far as painting helets and stuff you don't want to use anything less than automotive paint for that. House of Kolor is one of the best , but expensive. Play around with techniques , but if you need more help, pm me and I will give you my email address
  7. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 14,171 Likes Received: 272
    My friend recently bought a paasche airbrush/compressor set, it cost him about $300, its more than decent. In fact its pretty damn good.
  8. __ __ __ __

    __ __ __ __ Elite Member

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 3,907 Likes Received: 92
    HONESTLY.. JUST GO ON EBAY AND GET A KIT... U GET UR MONEYS WORTH... My friend has bought 2.... i dunno why he bought 2 but he did... and he got it down pretty quick..
  9. rental

    rental Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 1, 2001 Messages: 7,641 Likes Received: 2
    with the water based paint, i think youre supposed to just layer shit most of the time.
  10. TheNyceOne

    TheNyceOne New Jack

    Joined: Nov 16, 2009 Messages: 12 Likes Received: 1
    made dough off airbrushin this guys spoiler/ wing for his whip, couple hundred actually and it only took a day to do...peep the pix
    Iwata airbrush/ Auto Air Paints. Get at me if you have any questions...peace
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2010
  11. TheNyceOne

    TheNyceOne New Jack

    Joined: Nov 16, 2009 Messages: 12 Likes Received: 1
  12. TheNyceOne

    TheNyceOne New Jack

    Joined: Nov 16, 2009 Messages: 12 Likes Received: 1
  13. ShortFuse

    ShortFuse Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 19, 2006 Messages: 2,665 Likes Received: 211
    Ive always been told I should airbrush. I think of crappy 80s or 90s T shirts with the back all painted up or some spare tire cover when I think air brush. Never appealed to me but I did a get a good exposure to it with a chick I used to work with. Her husband was very good with airbrush and helped shed some light on the situation. Ive just never had the monies.
  14. Hayabusa

    Hayabusa Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 7, 2006 Messages: 6,501 Likes Received: 219
    check out the airbrush thread in untitled...
  15. Brickos

    Brickos Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Aug 3, 2006 Messages: 7,751 Likes Received: 693
    No "air brush" talk in Ch0...