Bad Experience with Paasche Talonhttp://airbrushdoc.com/airbrush- reviews/paasche- talon- problem/                        ...
the brush moved during engraving. The engraved part was higher in location andfrom the numerous Talon photos I’ve seen, I ...
Don’t know where but it will not land in my hands anymore. Never ever a        Paasche again. I have been told by an exper...
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Experience with Paasche Talon

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Do you remember a while back I’ve posted Paasche Talon airbrush review here? If you’ve read it you surely got the feeling that it is an amazing airbrush.

I’ve also had mentioned it before couple of times. It definitely doesn’t compare to any of the Chinese knock offs, which I mentioned in my last article.

Just a few days back I’ve received an email which changed my opinion on this.

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Experience with Paasche Talon

  1. 1. Bad Experience with Paasche Talonhttp://airbrushdoc.com/airbrush- reviews/paasche- talon- problem/ November 23, 2012 Do you remember a while back I’ve posted Paasche Talon airbrush review here? If you’ve read it you surely got the feeling that it is an amazing airbrush. I’ve also had mentioned it before couple of times. It definitely doesn’t compare to any of the Chinese knock offs, which I mentioned in my last article. Just a few days back I’ve received an email which changed my opinion on this. I’m not saying that a good airbrush suddenly became a bad one, that’s not the case. If you carefully read my previous post about airbrushprices you will see that not just me but even my bro who actually does more airbrushing thanme has switched from Iwata to that Talon I reviewed simply because it fits the purpose.So, what has happened?Here is the whole message from Bryan: Sergej, As I promised, here is the bad-venture I had with the Paasche Talon. Bought it along with the Neo for Iwata from a reputable airbrush supplier. First things is that post offices had some issues and the package arrived one month later, instead of 15 days max as usual. That’s OK for now. I was really excited when I received all this so totally forgot about the time spent waiting for package. When it arrived home I opened the Neo box first and was really impressed with the brush itself. Nice finish, good balance and smooth trigger known from the Iwata product. Put some water in it and sprayed to see if everything was OK and no bubbles in the cup. All went fine and I was even so pleased that I tried it with some ink to see how it sprays. Fine lines were constant and trigger control very smooth. I had the Walmec airbrush before which was not so smooth in control. OK, I packed everything after a nice flush cleaning as it was only ink and with some cleaner, everything was shinning as new. Time for the best now. The Paasche Talon. I bought the TG set with the 3 nozzle and needle setup (.21, .33, .66 config). The .33 was already installed on it. First thing i noticed with the brush is that the name Paasche Talon engraved on it was not aligned as in the picture from the net. It was not even straight, almost like
  2. 2. the brush moved during engraving. The engraved part was higher in location andfrom the numerous Talon photos I’ve seen, I have never seen one engraved inthat position.OK, I told myself that this was perhaps just a minor issue and perhaps from thephotos on the web, optically wise the curves on the brush made the positioningdifferent.Put my finger on the trigger and I immediately noticed that it was not as smooth asthe Neo. I had to press a little harder on it and this without air pressure on theother side. But paint control movement was OK. Turned the head of the brushtowards me and I could see that the nozzle was not aligned and had a weirdround formation. Not belled or bent but not normal either. From first sight I thoughtit was normal for this brush.I have a x20 magnifier and a closer look showed me that the nozzle was damagedright out of the box. This really pissed me off and I was really mad that I did noteven swapped the other nozzle for tests.I told myself that I waited too long for a faulty brush to come and I could not eventry it. So I decided to give it a try anyway and hooked the supplied hose to it.Another surprise, the thread on the hose or the one on the air valve is somewhattoo new and will not screw completely leaving a big air leak. I had to use a rubberfitter pliers to screw it completely and only then the leak stopped. I screw, unscrewand screw again till the connection was acceptable and I was able to do it with myfingers.Now upon trigger press for air, I could hear another air hiss somewhere in theairbrush other than the head. I looked for it but could not find it. The thing is that Ican hear it like two air stream within the same brush and I can even stop it if I don’tpress completely on the trigger but this cannot be as we want to completely pressand control only paint.As I expected the brush performed badly with some water in it and bubbles in thecup, along with water coming out upon air action.I was really angry about this as it was supposed to be the best between the twoand i found myself with the Neo being 100x better that the Talon. I love my Neofor Iwata btw :)I mailed the shop where I bought the nightmare and explained to them thesituation and sent the same mail to Paasche customer service. They replied thenext day and asked me to send it back for warranty. They would replace it for meand send me a new package with no additional cost. I posted it the next day andthey received it 10 days later.I accepted but the experience was so bad that I started to look into other brandsand perhaps same setup with different needles and nozzle. I started reading poston other users with faulty Talons and I can say that there are numerous faultyTalons out there.This made me start looking into an alternative and I fell onto the BadgerRenegade series. I started first looking at the issues users are getting with themand I could find none till now. I asked the shop to ask Paasche to send them thepackage instead and that i will take the Badger Krome instead.That’s it Sergej about my bad experience with Talon. I think this one slipped theQC dept or has been just mishandled in factory, during package or engraving.
  3. 3. Don’t know where but it will not land in my hands anymore. Never ever a Paasche again. I have been told by an experienced artist that they are neglecting the quality of their brush and rather focus on cost now. This is bad as for only 20- 30USD less they lost a customer. I warned you this was gonna be a long story man but hey, you like long stories and I think I gave you a nice detailed situation, hahahah. Also I would like to thank you as I started a DIY silent compressor and I followed a part of the process from your blog (diy compressor). I do have a 24lt piston type compressor but that one I built out of curiosity and by the time the package I ordered arrived. It let me paint at night and it is very very silent. Regards, BryanThank you Bryan,Well guys as you can see not a pleasant experience. I would not want to experience the same,especially when expecting a good quality product.I would point out that Bryan has been happy with Paasche customer service. But mistake hasbeen made somewhere and I had to share this because stories like this can actually raiseawareness and trigger investigation. The Talon I’ve got for my review didn’t have any of theissues described by Bryan above.My thoughts are that every production line should have quality control at the end before theyput it into the box. I know for sure that Harder and St eenbeck and probably many others dothat in their factories all the time. Paasche probably doesn’t have anyone checking their Talonsfor mistakes at the end of the line that’s why this cases occurs. Do you have a Talon? Or a Neo? What are your thoughts on it?Rate the quality of this article!Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast) to stay informed about my latest news and as a bonus I will give you access to my freebies Well never share your details.

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