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Need help with airbrush problem!

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  • Member since
    January, 2017
Need help with airbrush problem!
Posted by Calmo2 on Monday, October 16, 2017 4:30 PM

Hello; I need some help with my airbrush. I am fairly new to air brushing (painted 5 cars) but now when I use my airbrush as soon as I start to paint the paint comes out it little droplets along with the paint sray, but if I take the littl needle guard off it works fine! Am I using the wrong air pressure? I have tried raising and lowering the pressure but does not seem to make any difference. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks George.

  • Member since
    January, 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Monday, October 16, 2017 5:50 PM

You didn't mention what brand of airbrush you are using, but with Paasche airbrushes, the press-on protective cap must be removed prior to spraying. Failure to do so will result in the problem you describe. (The small orifice interferes with the spray pattern.) The cap is intended to protect the tip, nozzle and needle when the airbrush is not in use. 

chucky

  • Member since
    January, 2017
Posted by Calmo2 on Monday, October 16, 2017 8:33 PM

Hello Chuky: It was my first airbrush so I bought the "Neo for Iwata". It had real good reviews for a first airbrush and up to now it has worked good untill this started happening! I just got a new needle for it and going to give it a try in the next couple of days. I researched my problem on the net and one guys said he had the same problem and found out his needle was a little bent right on the tip so I thought I would give the new needle a try. Thanks for your reply. I will keep you informed but if nothing else I will just srew the little protective cap off when I paint anything!!

  • Member since
    September, 2017
Posted by Big Gary on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 3:42 AM

The needle in airbrushes are fine and delicate.  Handle very carefully when cleaning.  

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