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Airbrush Grips?

Discussion in 'How to Control an Airbrush' started by GraphMan, Nov 2, 2014.


  1. GraphMan

    GraphMan Spider Splatterer

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    Checking out a post in "show your space" and saw a grip for airbrushes (nickkat1). Can anyone give me a link to where to get one? I have big hands and am having a problem holding the ab. The ab is sliding around in my hand like a wet eel...LOL.

    Thanks,
    GMan
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    I believe Harder and Steenbeck makes a grip. Many people just add something like foam or clay or some other thing to their brush to adapt it. Adding an inline moisture trap to the airbrush can act as a bit of a handle as well.
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    Thanks...I'll check it out.

    GMan
  4. Bossman

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    Yes, adding the "T" moisture trap is one of the best add-ons I've used.
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  6. Bossman

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    Nah Mel.. I did try one and it was awkward. But if Graphman has the big hands, that might actually be better.
    Mine are like this 43589.jpg
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    Oh yeah, Graphman, another airbrush you might try, is the Iwata TR series with a t-handle filter. Using your middle finger istead of acting like you are shooting a gun, makes for a very very comfortable experience. I'm really starting to fall in love with mine. At first I thought they were a novelty, but once you put the t-handle on and use your middle finger, they really shine. I've started selling off my airbrushes because I really only need a couple now.

    iw-rv-tr1-l.gif
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    What about the green Grex grips and trigger pads?
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    @Bossman I can see that it looked like I was aiming my reply to you :) so I've re-worded it but I was actually talking to Graphman about the kind of Grip he was looking for :D No worries ;)
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    Melbee, I thought about that after I wrote it.
    You're right, this is what he's talking about.
    GREX.jpg
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    Grex Grips...That's the one I was looking at.

    Thanks,
    GMan
  12. nickkat1

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    They are grex grips and I got them from chicago airbrush.
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    Graphman, if you're trouble is you have big hands [like me] you could try using your left - [or right, if you're a lefty] - hand to support your right as you spray.
    I know it sounds weird, but it works for me, and gives me some extra control and stability on my brush as I spray.
    Hope this helps, as I know what a pain this can be at times.
    If the grips help - use 'em.
    You might also think about a review for us here, we'd like to know if they work, or how it helps you.
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    Hi Splasha:

    Using the other hand for support. Does feel a bit strange. Matter of finding the right hold that works for me. If I get the grips, will give some feed back.
    Thanks,
    GMan
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    Chech out some of the grips on thingiverse- 3d printing is cheap these days, and if you have a friend who can help you - or if you have some CAD skills yourself, you can make a custom grip that fits your hand pretty cheap! :)
  16. Madbrush

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    The guy you are responding to hasn't been back here in over a year and a half, if you click on a member's avatar you can see at a glance when their last visit was, if it was more than a year, chances are they're never going see or appreciate your help, digging up old threads has a tendency to bury more recent threads where someone could be needing important help;)
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    Oh, I didn't notice! I'll be sure to keep that in mind in the future.
    Thanks for the tip :)
  18. Madbrush

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    No problem at all, we frequently get new members who make a couple of posts and then never return, so it's not nice when people like yourself do their best to offer help and advice for nothing.:)

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