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Discussion in 'Forum Ideas!' started by J000seph, Feb 23, 2016.


  1. J000seph

    J000seph Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    I have a fascination with modified airbrushes. I have spent hours reading anything I could find about modifications people have done to their AB's. It has not been easy finding many examples. I'm purposely using every form of the word "modify" so that it may help others who share this fascination find this post in a search. It would be nice if there was a category dedicated to customized airbrushes, but maybe this thread will help if not.

    I will post links of modifications people have done. Hopefully others can add to this list. Also, lists of compatable parts shared between different models. Will this part fit this model, adapters for using different brand paint cups/jars, etc.

    Keyword: Frankenbrush

    Thanks to all that participate.
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    J000seph Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    image.png http://www.airbrushforum.org/threads/badger-krome-in-a-side-feed.4388/
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    J000seph Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    image.jpeg Omni cup adapter
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    J000seph Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    J000seph Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    image.jpeg Poor Man's Micron
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    J000seph Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    J000seph Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    I've often wondered about things that have been done to change or improve a airbrush. I have a bunch of Paasche VL's and H's that would be fun to improve or change needles and heads from other brands or models.
    I'll keep my eye out on this thread for some interesting post.

    Richard
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    AndreZA Elite Member! Elite Member! Artist of the Month!

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    Hey, that's from my blog.

    I've also modified a needle cap from a cheap gun so to fit my Micron and Eclipse.

    micron_cap2_mod3.JPG


    I use to build up my triggers with hot glue.
    micron_vs_eclipse_sml.jpg

    I tried my hand at making a grip with hot glue.
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    I also use Aztek cups in my Micron.
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    J000seph Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    image.png I tried the hot glue thing & mAde a mess haha. I decided to use a rubber cabinet bumper for the trigger, and a gel grip from an ink pen for the handle.
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    image.jpeg So i can change my hp-c plus to a .2mm just by changing the needle and nozzle? That would be great sinds i was planning to buy a few spare needles.
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    I converted all my cheapies into genuine iwatas just by donating some cash to a couple of needy shops:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: best modification I ever made:)
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    I also once modified a Harder & Steenbeck evolution silver line 2 in 1 so that became lethal high speed projectile, fortunately no one was injured during the maiden flight path, although I haven't seen it again since, maybe gone into orbit, wouldn't be surprised if it was the cause of the damage on one of nasa satellites recently:eek:
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    I modify all my guns, but just slightly. I usually clip my trigger spring at least 1 coil shorter, and I add thread seal tape to my tips when needed. I found it benefits some models greatly. I have never been a fan of the tall trigger, I know the claim is it gives better trigger control, but I have grown WAY too accustomed to the standard height and the trigger just feel weird to me standing too tall.
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    I need that prong tip guard for my CM-B. My Infinity came with one but it'll never fit the oversize CM-B. I'm trying to figure out how to make a push on air valve, they say leave the air on, so I will. The trigger will be only for paint. I get tired of holding the durn thing down when it isn't necessary.
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    J000seph Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    Don't bakery air valves have continuous air for doing cakes?
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    an easier was is to gut the valve and use the mac valve to turn on and off. I'll play around with that a little, where did you get that big prong cap? I could also rig up a foot valve but that's worse than the spring tension.

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