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Post by anniel on Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:31 am

OK, I am on the edge of my seat & am so excited! I picked up a regular gig last week that would justify the investment in my dream airbrush--especially a "no clean" one!

Kerrie McGuff  at EBA literally spent hours with me answering all my questions, etc. Bless her!

And if it turns out I am not happy with it...I have a line-up of a few people who would take it off my hands...

The advantage is, I have nothing to "unlearn" about airbrushing.

I can even use it for glitter tatts.

I am so glad summer is almost here!
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Post by barbb919 on Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:13 am

keep us posted as i would love to get that system
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Re: New toy! Zero G 2

Post by anniel on Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:01 pm

Playing with it Barb, but ran out of my sample paint & my bulk order won't arrive until tomorrow. As it's been so long since I had my Iwata, I am not good for comparison--but I am really liking the portability & ease! I became a member of the EBA Club with the 1st order (Just the gun & an extra cartridge), and saved a bundle on the subsequent. They have been generous with samples of both the Vibe and Endura as well. I ended up with mostly Endura, as the removal isn't difficult (with 91% alcohol) & I think it will work better in the venues I need it for (kids & body).
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Re: New toy! Zero G 2

Post by anniel on Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:02 am

Took it to my lst possible venue tonight (Face Painting) & airbrush tattoos & although I had a leaky drip one time, overall it was good & snagged the "no face paint crowd" much better than glitter tatts--it seems more boy friendly...I am happy.
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Re: New toy! Zero G 2

Post by anniel on Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:18 pm

For Barb: What I've learned so far:

OK, I put o-rings on all my paints to solve the pressure leaks. Cost me $2. Am very happy with the results, and I am getting the hang of how many twists to be able to spray. (Metallics take and extra half twist or so). I LOVE the portability. My paint (pre-set up) is in a shoulder bag, My tank & regulator with peripherals (alcohol, wet wipes, air gun) in a small wheeled carry-on sized suitcase. I detach & put the airgun in a hard eyeglass case, just for my peace of mind. I also bring a small square pyrex container (3 "x3") for alcohol--as I have found it easier to start & stop with a quick squirt in there than to wipe it.

So a shoulder bag & a carry on contains everything.

Oh, and because I am not yet adept--I have glitter spray (the kind you put in your hair) that I spray that makes my work look adequate...hehe.
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Re: New toy! Zero G 2

Post by ninaschau on Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:43 pm

Thats definetely on my wish list of soon to buy items
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Re: New toy! Zero G 2

Post by anniel on Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:40 pm

I am officially in love with this system. I now have 10 hours of practice/work down with it...and I am so so glad that I took the plunge and made the investment.

(I just ordered more paint today, for daytime gigs, as my first order was mainly UV & metallics for evening work).

I love working with Kerri @ EBA, as she is very thorough (and honestly so) in her explanations, suggestions & answers to my questions. (If you have any questions on colors, etc.--she will walk you through it as a hands-on pro user herself.)

I love the fact that it is all US manufactured & totally FDA compliant materials--especially since this is a new realm for me.

This weekend I used it at 2 gigs (a large private party & a 5/10K) Set up and breakdown of this, my face paint & Glitter Tatts took like 20 minutes, and although it was a little more to carry (took 2 trips to the car)--I had sooo many more requests for my card than usual.

It is really easy to switch between this & face painting per guest, if you'd like. (Much more so than say balloons & face painting). I did not get any laggers who chose to not participate at all.

I definitely recommend it.  cheers 

(Right now they are offering free shipping as well.)

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Re: New toy! Zero G 2

Post by ninaschau on Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:52 pm

I have to save up, I want one  bounce bounce 
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Post by anniel on Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:39 am

Nina, I have to admit, "Forgive me Father, for I have sinned", (and I am not even Catholic). I opened a credit card with 0% APR to indulge my fantasies with this one. I figure by the end of the upcoming season I will be making money instead of repaying it. (Tonight I used it at a restaurant I play at on kids night. I had a half a dozen people ask for my card who walked in without kiddos. (The same reaction as I had over the weekend.) I am very thankful on the purchase timing, as I now feel ready to present it at regular paying gigs as we enter the busy season.
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Re: New toy! Zero G 2

Post by Party Picassos on Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:49 pm

Tell me more, tell me more... what exactly did you purchase and how much did you spend?
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Re: New toy! Zero G 2

Post by fesspenter on Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:53 pm

Dear anniel:
Thank you so much for sharing your quest with us!
I was researching airbrush set-ups for a year and a half. Jody Rife bought a Zero 2G, and I stalked her and pestered her with questions about it.

I did airbrush painting in art college… and I became an airbrush cleaning technician. I had massive clogs in my airbrush. Mind you… I was using acrylic paint. I would clean more than I was airbrushing. I was intrigued by an almost maintenance-free airbrush.

I played with different airbrushes at Jams, and nobody had the Zero 2G. I went with the tried and true Iwata Eclipse top mount. I am really loving the Pro-Aiire paint. I use one airbrush gun for black, and the other gun for all the other colours. I had a clog at a body painting competition… I did a thorough clean up after the competition ended and I discovered tiny fibers from the cotton pads clogging the air chamber. I was using cotton pads to clean up around my airbrush. Those tiny fibers ended up clogging the gun… NOT the paint. That airbrush worked for five hours with black paint in the cup, without blowing 99% ISA through the gun. The Pro-Aiire was great! I have since gone to my local beloved Canadian Tire store, and purchased lint-free synthetic chamois cloths and cut them into strips. I use them for cleaning my airbrush, instead of paper towels or cotton pads.
Please, tell me more about your Zero 2G travels!

xoxox
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Re: New toy! Zero G 2

Post by anniel on Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:46 pm

OK, this is awesome, & Kerrie does a good youtube video on it--

It is a gravity feed, the cartridge releases the ink directly into the airstream without it passing through the gun. (If you are using it in less than 2 week intervals, no cleaning needed for paint needles.)

For the glitter glue, which I have tried & like, you willneed to clean between gigs.

I am using co2, the tanks which I purchased at a local brew store & just refill there. (2 5 lb. tanks @ about $90 each & & a dual gauge regulator @ about 70). You can purchase these from EBA as well.

If you are interested in a compressor, or paint/airbrush holder--I would ask if they have any "garage sale" items--which are used--at deep discounts. (I got my paint holders for 40 each).

(They have a decent "reward system" as well & I organized my orders through Kerrie to take full advantage of the 20-20% discounts they offer.)

Since it is the second generation system, it seems the glitches are worked out. It seems worth the investment for those of us that would like to work in another area, but find the mechanics of regular airbrushing too challenging to be fun. Feel free to PM me if I can help
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Post by barbb919 on Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:37 pm

Thanks so much Annie
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Post by anniel on Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:27 pm

You are welcome, Barb!
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Re: New toy! Zero G 2

Post by Miss Ronnie on Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:49 am

Dear anniel... Do you have any links for this product(s)?
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Post by anniel on Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:49 pm

Here you go!

http://www.europeanbodyart.com/airbrush-guns/
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Post by Affordable Face Magic on Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:27 pm

Dear Anniel,
 Today, I painted @ an MDA Camp & 2 firefighters had an airbrush. Several guys stayed after we were all done to have tats sprayed on their arms. It's the 1st time I've been interested. A few things you said made sense to me.
  First, airbrushing seems to be easier to include in your "repertoire", since you can switch from FP'ing one person & pick up the airbrush. I already offer glitter tats as an add-on.
  Second, there are lots of people, especially boys, who would do an airbrush when they don't want FP'ing. I know Terie Smith was excited at FABAIC because she had just bought this system & was able to attend classes to practice w/it. As I work to sharpen my face painting skills over the next year, your info on this thread just might convince me to "take the plunge" & go for this system. Thank you!
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Re: New toy! Zero G 2

Post by anniel on Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:40 am

You are welcome. I have not done glitter tatts
with it yet, but need to get cracking on that as well.
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ZeroG 2

Post by Jaenique on Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:53 am

Hi I'm new to this forum, and found this posting about the ZeroG 2. I'd like to offer my thoughts on it as well. I've been providing temporary tattoos for 3 years. The first 2 1/2 I solely used an 8 gun (Iwata Eclipse) system. I loved the dual action but hated the cleaning and troubleshooting clogs or "ratty" sprays etc. Thankfully this year business picked up and I decided I needed a second setup in our booth for our busier fairs and events. I too contacted European Body Art and asked tons of questions regarding the ZeroG 2. When all of my questions were answered to my satisfaction...I took the plunge and ordered the 8 bottle ZeroG 2 setup. It arrived on a Tuesday. I left home on a Wednesday for a fair that started on Thursday. I had absolutely no time to open the package, let alone practice with it. It stayed in the box until Sunday when we were slow in the morning. I took it out to inspect it and spray a few practice TATs (Temporary Airbrush Tattoos) on Viva Towels. I was impressed! It took a little time getting used to adjusting the flow of ink by twisting the nozzle and I would highly recommend you practice with it as much as possible before using it at an event. I did spray a few simple TATs later in the day with it and loved the convenience of one air hose instead of 8 getting in my way.

It is now the end of the busy fair season and I used the ZeroG 2 at all remaining events as my primary setup. The 8-gun Iwata setup was used as a second setup only, but was on hand if I ever felt I couldn't do a TAT with the ZeroG 2 (never happened). It is quick and efficient and maybe best of all very versatile. I do not need separate guns for each color (nor do I waste any ink by flushing a single gun constantly between colors)...so my colors and ink choices (alcohol based tattoo or water based facepaint/makeup) are limitless. I also provide glitter tattoos and will be switching this next year to using GripFX in the ZeroG 2 as a quicker way to provide them. Anyway to make things faster and easier is a plus in my book!

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Post by jlirie on Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:21 am

nice work jaenique, love the color combinations on your designs bounce
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Re: New toy! Zero G 2

Post by anniel on Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:50 am

I have enjoyed using it for full face painting haunt actors this year--got a second gun for a second artist & we're sharing cartridges easily. I am soo glad I made this investment!
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Post by Sweet Loretta on Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:44 pm

I'll just add that the EBA staff is indeed very helpful. They want you to be clear about using the equipment and succeed.
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Post by anniel on Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:37 pm

And Loretta carries the ProAiire Hybrid we're using this year!
(At the haunts request & with which the actors who submit to it nightly are very pleased with!)
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