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Yep a decent airbrush will do just fine for pistols.. longevity can be an issue on cheaper plastic units when you clean them..
Hi,
Well, I guess it is how you look at it.
Seems the going rate to have a pistol coated is $250???
At that rate, does not take long to make your money back...
Doing the job yourself!
 

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I've been wanting to try an airbrush. I use hvlp maybe a dozen times, it works well. Seems like an airbrush probably would be easier though.

Fair warning, painting is a lot harder than you think. Especially cerakote. Orange peel was a big problem for me.
 

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Badger 350-M airbrush.
Medium nozzle.
Cheap POS but good results!
Better than my pricey Paasche.
I use the same per Chuck and Lou’s recommendation. It is good to go.

I made a separate manifold with fittings, pressure gauge and regulators just for the Badger. Dialing in the exact air pressure needed really helps with the spray pattern.
 

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Hi,
Well, I finished my Ghetto Gunkote Oven and took everyones advice and bought a Badger M350 air brush.

Just finished my Commander Build, this has been pretty much a year in the making, but I learned a lot and have a long way to go, but...

I'm having fun, and that is what it is about, for us Hobby Guys.

The pics stink and do not show the contrast as it really is but this is KG Gunkote that I had left over from my FAL Building days years ago.

The frame is Mil Spec Grey/OD Green and the rest of the parts are Flat Black.

I cured the parts at 300 Degrees for two hours and then oiled and wiped while warm.

I figured it's gonna get oil on it any way shooting and cleaning
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