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Discussion in 'Airbrushes' started by 2Diverse, Sep 13, 2021.


  1. 2Diverse

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    I've sort of been asked to share my AAD on the forum which I've been reluctant to do. My AAD is severelol. I'll be posting some for the others on here with AAD. I will start posting them when I get them in. I will also post some that I already have as a few are somewhat related. I have a thread titled Recent Acquisition but that one I will leave separate. New stuff will be found here. I will keep adding to it so you may want to check back often:whistling:.

    This one came today and the second one came about a week ago.
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    And another one that showed up today. Olympos HP100B.
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    Got it to go with this one I got about 2 months ago. Olympos HP100C.
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    I said check back oftenlol.
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    Somehow I double posted a pic of the B. DUH:confused:.
    This is the HP100C:
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    Congratulations. Nice purchases.
    I still love the Olympos HP100B.
    Was one of the first I bought.
    And still use it regularly.
    It has a nice trigger.
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    I cleaned and got the red handled one to work. The body has some freckling from exposure (it looks to me like this had been displayed open IMO) but it looks Ok to me. I got the rust off the screwdriver but it left scars also. I added a wrench I had so this kit is mostly complete. Still missing a few things.

    Not being familiar with these one thing that I think is really cool is the sound it makes when it starts to spool up (automotive turbo term). It's a neat noise.
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    Well done sir, nice additions to your collection and the Paasche cleaned up well.
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    Thank you Jack. I do have a hanger from another kit I have to put in this one so it is more complete. I'm behind on my Paasche hangers but seem to have a few extra Badger hangers. Of course.

    The Paasche AB is unlike anything I know about airbrushes. It is amazing to to me that it was designed at all so they are a true work of art. I am not an artist, I can't draw, so I doubt I will be able to use them to their potential. The AB was something I did want in my collection. And I got them for what seemed like a really good price to me.
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    Something I should have mentioned at the beginning of this post. My collection does not compare even remotely to that of DaveG. He has a lot more experience with airbrushes in general and he knows far more than I in where to locate them. I have the utmost respect for him and his willingness to share his knowledge.

    What I have done with my collection is try to buy as many of the different name brands as I can and different models within those brands. I do have some duplicate brushes of ones I particularly like or found at a great price but for the most part my collection is made up of individual models.

    I mentioned in my thread that the Infinity I recently purchased was the most I have paid for a single airbrush. By more than double. It is well worth it to me though. I tend to buy low cost brushes.

    And one more thing. I have not been able to get mine looking anywhere near as nice as DaveG does. I'm working on it still.
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    @daveg…. Any tips you can offer to get the brushes looking their best ?
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    I'm pretty sure Dave PMed me his procedure. Well...I went through our conversations but could not find it. I'm believe he posted them somewhere on this site at one time, but I may be mistaken. I remember reading it. Just can't recall where.

    My reluctance has been more from wanting to take the airbrush completely apart. You then have to put it together correctlylol.

    I've started taking them apart more than I used to so it's only a matter of time before I take that next step.

    If Dave would want to create a new post, that you could sticky, explaining his procedure I'm sure others will be interested too:thumbsup:.
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    sorry, I did not get any notifications on this thread ;). Nice looking additions.

    and my process for cleaning - are you crazy? I'm not giving out my secret(s)! Just kidding - I will see about putting something together. I work smarter, not harder ;). A will say though, a big part of it is acquiring brushes that are still in pretty good shape. Even if I am crazy to acquire a particular model, I am at the same time more than willing to pass if i don't feel it will meet my needs. Hard to do when they are right there for the taking o_O.
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    This is a point I've been trying to get past myselflol.

    I have started to try to limit my purchases to ones in cases. Can't always do that as sometimes the deal is too good:p.

    I also try to look for ones in decent shape as Dave mentions. I have bought some that looked really rough and once here they cleaned up nice. And I have gotten a couple that didn't clean well:(.
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    I wrote this a little while back to someone that asked my routine -

    "Createx Restorer for all the metal bits for at least 1 hour, rinse with hot water - followed by 3in1 Airbrush Cleaner diluted at 16:1 with clean water for at least 1 hour. I use small brushes to scrub wherever I can in between soaks, and run the parts in an ultrasonic with jewelry soap for at least 12 minutes at some point along the way. If there is paint that did not come off, or I still see discoloration on small interdental brushes stuffed in small holes, I may soak in acetone followed by another run in jewelry soap. If there are lots of surface scuffs, I may hit the parts with a buffing wheel using "green" compound. Flitz polish for all surfaces if they show any discoloration, or renaissance wax if they are in pretty fair shape. The key is to just take your time. Every surface, every nook and cranny, it all needs to be clean like day 1. I replace seals on every brush. Springs are normally OEM unless tarnished or rusted beyond cleaning. If they are not serviceable, I will usually wind replacements to match as closely as possible."

    Note: 3-in-1 Airbrush cleaner is made by EZ-air.
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    Thank you Dave! I saved it on my computer so I know I will be able to find it when I need it:thumbsup:. Appreciated very much.
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    Not a new arrival but thought I'd post it. Thayer & Chandler Model A. I bought it because it's left handed. They are hard to find. Won't probably get used much, I'm right handed:p.
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    Nice.
    See many similarities with the DeVilbiss Super '63.
    Does it have the same trigger mechanism?
    It was always fun putting them together.
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    No, the internals are completely different than the Super63. It is not a coincidence that there is a resemblance, as Charles Burdick (the designer of the brush that became the Super63) worked for Thayer Chnadler prior to moving to England and starting the company that became Aerograph. Both OC Wold and Charles Burdick contributed to the Thayer Chandler brush design(s).
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    Thank you erwin. I don't have a Super 63 to compare it to and I've never seen one for myself. A Super 63 is on my list of wants though:).

    DaveG will correct me if I'm wrong but the T&C is pretty much the same as the Badger 150. The model A is what Badger copied when they started the company. Some parts of the 150 will work in the A but there are times you will need to replace whole assemblies.
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    I got this about a month ago. I've wanted one ever since I saw the pics and description of the one DaveG has. That was over a year ago. These just aren't available in the US, at least that I could find. This one came from Germany:p.

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    And being a scale model building guy the logo looks more like a car, with a really long hood, than it does an airbrush to me. Not that it's supposed to represent an airbrushlol. It may represent a car with a really long hood:rolleyes:.
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    It's a great airbrush in a very nice box. Takes a little getting used to not being able to push down on the trigger to get air. Old habits and all.

    At some point I would like to add a Hansa 281 for the same reason. Double action...sort of. And a 281 is available in black. I think that would be a nice change:).
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    DaveG,
    I want that book that you have.
    Every airbrush ever made from what year.
    How it works.
    And who designed it.
    And which parts are interchangeable between the different airbrushes.:thumbsup:
    Oow I realize you are still working on it on your facebook page.
    thanks.:)
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