About Jerry Bros
Once, when I saw a picture of a car with beautiful airbrushing in a magazine, I couldn’t even imagine that I could do it myself. The word “airbrush” didn’t even stick in my memory at first.
I quit my job (I had worked there for almost a year) to focus on graduation and was left with $500 from my earnings. This amount of money doesn’t go far in today’s world.
After a week of thinking, I realized that if I let the money slip away, it would just disappear without a trace. So, I came across an article about car tuning called “Airbrush” in another magazine and read it multiple times, admiring the pictures like an obsessed person. It became clear where my last penny would go.
With limited access to the internet, I still managed to find enough information about airbrushes, their features, and applications. I was confident in my abilities, and I chose a dual-action airbrush with a 0.3 mm nozzle diameter and internal mixing with the paint tank located on top. I highly recommend this type of airbrush to anyone who wants to try their hand at airbrushing.
I made a list of around 20 auto stores with paint products and called them all in one day, using an electronic directory of the city. Only a few salesclerks on the list had any idea about airbrushes. The rest told me they didn’t sell “hieroglyphs”.
With money in hand, I set off towards my dream. At the store, I saw three different airbrush guns, and the vendors didn’t even know what they were for. Only one of them met the specifications I was looking for, and it was the most expensive one, costing 50 $.
As a scale modeler, I recently discovered the world of airbrushing. I visited a store that sold car paint and, intrigued by the potential of the airbrush, I decided to purchase some Colomix paint in white, yellow, and blue. To my surprise, the seller convinced me to also buy some 3M ultrafine and superfine abrasive sponges, as well as a bottle of 647 solvent.
Excited by my purchases, I went home without a clue of what to do next. I didn’t even have a compressor, let alone any idea of what type I needed. I spent many nights handling and disassembling the airbrush, imagining all the possibilities.
One day, I visited a friend who owned a Chinese compressor, the “Kraton,” with adjustable pressure and an air tank. I finally had what I needed to start airbrushing. I purchased some hoses at a hardware store and set the recommended pressure, as I had researched online.
My first attempts at airbrushing were a bit rough. I had no idea how to dilute the paint and I started with it too thick. My hand was also hurting from not holding the airbrush correctly. Despite the initial difficulties, I didn’t give up and continued to experiment.
It took me about a week to find the right consistency for the paint and air pressure. Cleaning the airbrush was also a challenge, taking me 25-30 minutes at first. Despite these challenges, I never lost hope and persevered. Over time, I learned everything I needed to know.