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Lidl, Parkside airbrush/compressor

 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:08 am    Post subject: Lidl, Parkside airbrush/compressor Reply with quote

Does anyone have any views/experience of the Lidl Parkside airbrush/compressor at 39.99?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, but a good price all the same Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It may appear to be a good price but is it good value ?  
For one thing it's tankless which means that it will run constantly which isn't really a good thing.  It is difficult to maintain a constant airflow with such a small unit.
The airbrush is the very basic single action type.  It also has very basic adjustments.  You will probably not be able to get a top notch finish with this combination.  
The bottom line is your budget.  It's what you can afford. If this one is what your budget will allow then I suppose it might be better than using "rattle cans" for instance.  
I personally wouldn't go for this combo.  I'd try to save more and get a slightly bigger unit with a tank.  I'd also check out other, better quality air brushes.  There are numerous single action models that would be more suitable.  Perhaps for not too much more you can find something that will do a much better job.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got one today just to have a practise with before i buy a compressor with a tank as i will go for the best one for my set-up not buy the price Smile



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually that don't look bad Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scruffyhippo wrote:
Actually that don't look bad Smile


And ideal to practise with Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scruffyhippo wrote:
Actually that don't look bad Smile


agree. but perhaps consider: a gravity fed paint bowl is easier to trouble shoot if the paint won't flow and much easier to clean up. colour changes only take a minute or two.



also better for getting into tight spots or painting at odd angles.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will be getting one in the future but i do have a good badger air brush here that i will use after i have some practise with this cheap one Smile



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