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Paasche VL Airbrush Review

Paasche VL airbrush review
Paasche VL airbrush review
Paasche VL airbrush review


Manufacture: Paasche Airbrush Company
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Total Score
5/ 10


Bottom Line

Paasche VL airbrush is work horse for a lot of T Shirt artist. Double action syphon feed for quick color changes.

Posted April 11, 2013 by

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Airbrush Review – Paasche VL

Double action syphon feed airbrush

Very popular with T-Shirt artists! The VL comes in three sizes–1, 3 and 5, with the purchase of different size aircaps, tips and needles. The VLSTPRO Model comes in 2 sizes–3 and 5. Fluids are siphon fed from Color Cup or Bottle Assembly. Suitable for both left or right-handed users. The VL has a Tapered Socket for securing Bottle or Cup. The VLS & VLSTPRO have a Threaded Swivel Nut for extra secure attachment to Bottle Assemblies.



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    I have to say, I kept my Paasche VL when I moved up to Iwata airbrushes, because it still comes in handy for hobby work and for laying tons of paint. When you’re starting out, it’s a great brush to begin with. I like the glass bottles and the siphon feed (makes switching colors a fast and no-hassle).

    I highly recommend the VL if you are starting out and want good value for your investment, but don’t want to pay a pile of money for a high-end airbrush. Keep it clean and in working order, and it will serve you for a very long time.



    This is definitely the workhorse for beginning airbrushers, in my humble opinion. The Paasche VL is very easy to clean and adjust, inexpensive to purchase, replacement parts are readily available, and the tip/nozzle/needle assemblies can be interchanged to meet different material requirements. I learned how to airbrush on a Paasche VL, and I still keep the brushes I bought in the early 90’s in my arsenal among my higher end ones. Some would argue that learning on a more expensive, higher quality airbrush helps to shorten the learning curve for the beginning airbrush artist. Although I can respect the logic, I would actually recommend the Paasche VL to beginners. It is a low investment risk, in case it turns out not to be your thing or it gets dropped and irreparably damaged (although these brushes are tough). Newbies tend to go through needles and tips faster, which are simple and inexpensive to replace on the VL. Also, I am a firm believer that if you can teach yourself tight freehand control with the VL, you will only be that much better an airbrush artist when you upgrade to a more responsive detail airbrush.


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