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Smaller mom and pop airbrushing stores

Discussion in 'Open Bar!' started by Scott, Mar 26, 2020 at 12:41 PM.


  1. Scott

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    In this time of uncertainty and crazyness of the world today a lot of places are closing their doors to not only protect their employees but also their patrons. Fortunately there is little chance in the job that I have that I will be affected financially in anyway, so because of that I want to try and support some of these mom and pop airbrushing stores if possible for my needs. Typically I get my art supplies from places like reproductive organ Blick or Jerry's Artarama, but those are big box art stores and while they are going to take a hit from our current economic times they will not take the hit like the smaller stores will.

    That said I need to order some stuff and I was wondering if there were some smaller mom and pop airbrush stores that have online ordering capabilities that I could the stuff I need through. Obviously Spray Gunner is a great airbrushing outlet, but what other are there if any? Id really like to support the smaller stores and help them as much as possible.
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    I buy as much as I can from a locally owned shop called pygmallions , The carry Golden high flow and pretty much any part you would ever need for Paasche, But the only Paasche I have is a 40+ year old VL that I rebuilt when I started airbrushing and that is where I bought all the parts.
    Spraygunner while an on line shop it is still a small business as well as Coast Airbrush and Maple leaf art which are mom and pop stores too.
    David Monnig took over the business from his dad who started it . and Donna does an awesome job supporting airbrush artist all over the world . Down side we here in the USA do not get the gummies due to customs.....:(
    But I also support the local food markets as well.
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    Thanks Micron. I have a shopping cart full of items with spray gunner and coast that I am about to order. Unfortunately we don't have many hobby stores here where I live. The one that I have I won't go into anymore after some issues with the owner and a lot of the stuff I want/need he doesn't carry and cannot get. I will look into Maple Leaf Art as well and see if there is anything they carry that I "need". I know that my $50-100 orders won't make a huge difference to them but in these times any little bit they can get will help out, maybe make a difference in someone being told to stay home for an extra day or two a week.
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