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Chaz Gordon
Just received one of these, set up in under 5 minutes first time without even opening the instructions, nicely made and clever design. Airflow through the front is gentle and won't disturb the paint flow, through the outlet, it's very high volume. It's not too noisey, actually just a bit louder than my mini compressor. Indoor airbrushing is now on the cards.
23. September 2019, 20:19
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Olivier Cold is still far better than inhaling the fumes, hum, sorry, the paint.
24. September 2019, 20:29
Łukasz Gliński This one is pretty useful, I have the same looking thing for over a year now and even can spraying is not an issue anymore. Just remember to clean the filter on a regular basis.
24. September 2019, 21:02
Chaz Gordon Tried it out for the first time today. The lights are very good, but unfortunately make it difficult to see the vertical side facing outward, so it is difficult to determine the liquidity of the paint applied on vertical surfaces. No big deal for Matt finishes, but tricky for Gloss. Will need to add a strong light over my shoulder to cover this.

Otherwise, the extraction is superb. I note the filter doesn't catch all of the paint, as there was some residue on the fan outlet when I packed it up, but the hose didn't seem to have much in it, so hopefully there is nothing on the outside of the window frame.

Struggled a bit with getting the location of the paint stand right when painting the vertical surfaces, airline kept bumping into the front edge, stopping me getting the brush at 90º, but a swivel connector might take care of that.

It's a learning curve for sure, I'm far more used to spraying full size cars. Comparatively speaking, the size of an airbrush on a 1/24 model, against the size of a siphon gun on the real thing, is more like painting a car with a pressure washer.
6. October 2019, 22:02
Bill Newcomer Thanks for the review. I need a paint booth that stores compactly and does not let fumes into the house. (Wife complains). I no longer have Summer weather to paint outdoors or even in the garage.
15. October 2019, 07:42
Bryn Crandell Nice little extractor. Definately worth the money.
15. October 2019, 12:10
Chaz Gordon One small learning curve, it will draw the contents of the air in the room over your finished piece if left on, also in cooler weather it moves a lot of cool air through. So I have learned to turn off the power once I have finished painting, it made a big difference to the finish on the laquer on my recent test pieces
15. October 2019, 15:39
Rob I replaced the supplied hose with a much longer one of the same type purchased as an 'irrigation drainage' pipe at my local hardware store. It now reaches off the desk, across the room and out the door, fitting into the supplied connections the same way the original did. I use it for everything now (except Mr Surfacer as it tends to block the filter too quickly). Replacement filters are available from my LHS, too.
16. October 2019, 03:47
Chaz Gordon Just got a bargain, where I work, we were clearing out stores and a 10 foot hose was being thrown away - Freebie!!
16. October 2019, 16:31

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