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  1. #481
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    Re: The Airbrush question thread. Ask questions here and not in a new thread.

    The thing by the trigger? I think that's actually a dust catch. If you open it, is it emty with a coil inside, or does it have a filter? I have one of those and it really doesn't do the job that a regular one does. When i finally cracked mine open there was a dirty filter in there. No idea how to replace it either lol

    The compressor is sold via prime

    https://www.amazon.com/California-Ai...mpressor&psc=1

    watch the video to see why i say its so quiet!
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    Re: The Airbrush question thread. Ask questions here and not in a new thread.

    The big ass hunk of metal that's connecting the hose and the AB. It has a cloth filter in it. It was labeled as a moister trap at least.

    Well being as that bad boy is vastly cheaper and ypu recommend it, I can give it a shot. The goal is to reach your level, then surpass you after all

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    Re: The Airbrush question thread. Ask questions here and not in a new thread.

    Yes the California AIr tools is a great compressor. I want one, but I will wait a bit mine is working just fine for now. I just have a cheap old Harbor Freight one. But it does get hot and it can "lock up" every once and a great while. But hell the thing is 6 or 7 years old. But if I were you and you are ready to get a new set up go for the one Squee showed you.

    On a side note, hell ya use Hobby lobby for stuff with those kind of discounts! My Mom works at Kohls and between her discounts and what not I get stuff super cheap.


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    Is there a tried and true method for thinning? Or is it just trial and error to get a ďmilkĒ consistency?

    Iím in Japan right now so I am mainly using Mr.Color Lacquer paints at the moment with Mr. Color Thinner as itís the easiest and most readily accessible paint in the one small hobby shop here in town...


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    Re: The Airbrush question thread. Ask questions here and not in a new thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by TommyBoy0329 View Post
    Is there a tried and true method for thinning? Or is it just trial and error to get a “milk” consistency?

    I’m in Japan right now so I am mainly using Mr.Color Lacquer paints at the moment with Mr. Color Thinner as it’s the easiest and most readily accessible paint in the one small hobby shop here in town...


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    The consistency of milk is your best bet. With mr color its roughly a 2-1 (thinner to paint) ratio.

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    Re: The Airbrush question thread. Ask questions here and not in a new thread.

    I tried Google for this but it's not much help so hoping differently with you guys...

    I busted out my double action gravity feed airbrush this morning and I couldn't get it to spit paint or bubble back wash. I then decided to disassemble it and reassemble it for a complete cleaning. After that I noticed that the flap or metal thing behind the trigger that I assume activates it to release paint after it's pulled back is extremely loose and not staying with the trigger. After playing around with it, I found that it's either extremely loose or tight. It will either not allow the trigger to be pulled back or after the trigger is pulled back it won't return. The spring inside the brush appears fine.

    So.. Any suggestions? Is it repairable or do I need to replace it? It's a zero something ab.

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    Re: The Airbrush question thread. Ask questions here and not in a new thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by justicebeaver View Post
    I tried Google for this but it's not much help so hoping differently with you guys...

    I busted out my double action gravity feed airbrush this morning and I couldn't get it to spit paint or bubble back wash. I then decided to disassemble it and reassemble it for a complete cleaning. After that I noticed that the flap or metal thing behind the trigger that I assume activates it to release paint after it's pulled back is extremely loose and not staying with the trigger. After playing around with it, I found that it's either extremely loose or tight. It will either not allow the trigger to be pulled back or after the trigger is pulled back it won't return. The spring inside the brush appears fine.

    So.. Any suggestions? Is it repairable or do I need to replace it? It's a zero something ab.
    First off what Airbrush fo you have?

    Second. Can you post a pic of it?

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    Re: The Airbrush question thread. Ask questions here and not in a new thread.

    How about a picture for reference.
    It sounds like it is the trigger tension clip thingy. Dose it look like a small letter "C" if so the open end should face the trigger. The curved part should go against the spring housing.


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    Re: The Airbrush question thread. Ask questions here and not in a new thread.

    I apparently need to get to know my nomenclature better with airbrushes lol.

    I have a zero point?

    Gundammonkey's suggestion seems to have worked now. I continually played with it and it seems the back tension control is only half it and the tension control in the brush was not properly at the right tightness.

    I will learn the nomenclature lol.


 

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