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Air brush fine lines
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Posted 10 January 2008 - 01:15 PM
I've got a Badger 155. And I just started ues it. How do you adjust it to paint fine lines? Do they make different tips?
Posted 10 January 2008 - 04:32 PM
I do not own a Badger but usually line width depends a lot on needle size, the smaller the needle the narrower the lines. Yours is probaby a .3mm needle but maybe 2.5 or 2.?? Try starting your line with the tip as close to the surface as possible, adjust the air pressure down to maybe 15lb (experiment here)- Remove the cap which covers the tip (gets you closer to the surface) may also help, but watch you do not snag the needle on anything as it may bend it.
Basically the further from the surface the tip is, the wider the spray cone (or line)becomes. Lines are well worth mastering, going slow is a no no as is going fast, you just have to experiment here and move the brush accross the surface at an even rate keeping the tip at a constant distance from the surface. If you can master lines you can do anything with a brush- I can't as I have shaky hands!! Hope this is of some help. pete
Posted 10 January 2008 - 05:39 PM
I checked dixieart.com and they don't list a tip size for the 155. Whatever it is, the finest line for that brush will be at low pressure 10-15 psi, with thinned airbrush paint, and with the brush tip held relatively close to the target.
Posted 10 January 2008 - 06:28 PM
The Model 155, "Anthem" is a bottom feed double action, internal mix airbrush. The Anthem is the most comfortable, reliable, proficient, cost effective, user friendly airbrush ever. The two angle needle tip precisely mates with the Anthemís cone shape nozzle enabling a single needle/nozzle variations. The Anthemís body design provides exacting balance and long term user comfort. The most rigorous of production airbrushing environments. *OPTIONAL PARTS FOR FINER SPRAY. PART # 41-033 REGULATOR, PART #51-81DT NEEDLE, PART # 41-003 PAINT TIP
Posted 10 January 2008 - 07:10 PM
Until the new line of brushes were advertised, Badger only advertised their brushes as fine, med or coarse, same for Paasche.
The brush is a double action, which means that there is no separate adjustment for paint, both paint and air are controlled by the trigger.
Posted 10 January 2008 - 10:23 PM
I have a Badger 155 and love it. I messed it up cleaning it and knocked the needle bearing out of it. Sent it back to Badger and within 7 days I had it back. A demo body (which is fine with me), a new tip, nozzle and needle. No charge, no shipping, 100% free.
I'll never buy anything but Badger, customer service like that is almost unheard of these days.