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Jackllbass

Paasche VL

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I just bought an airbrush to paint spinnerbait heads and I am having trouble with the paint beading up and not flowing and covering the spinnerbait head properly. I have tried two different kinds of water based paint with the same results. I am using the #3 needle and seat. Any help would be greatly appricated. Thanks in advance!! Later<>< <>< <>< <>< Jack

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Switch to a smaller needle/head, use less paint in the air/paint mix, and make sure your paint is compatible with what is underneath it.

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I would go to lacquer paint. Water based paint has a real hard time with slick surfaces. It's kinda like painting glass. It just roles around. Lacquer will stick to just about anything.

Skeeter

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yea but Skeeter don't forget some guys are workin in their basements and laq paint is a no no like that...

Jackll what are you using for primer? Make sure it's not oil based/alkyd as that will cause the Createx to bead etc.

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I don;t think water based paints will stick to powder coating with out at least sanding first. If you want to paint lead with water based paints then i would use an automotive primer first, then clear coat with epoxie when done.

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Hi Guys, I have upgrated to the Paache VL, had been using an old Badger 200. The instruction book does not give a lot of info on the adjustment wheel that is in front of the triger. Do you have to reset this for each type of paint used or is it pretty much a perminant setting once you get everything working properly? I am currently using Createx paints. Thanks, Joe

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Open the dial all of the way open. To me it is just a useless setting. Paint with the #3 tip. Learn to paint with the red cover off of the gun. Adjust the needle with the knob as needed. Pushing the needle forward lessens the paint shot. Pulling it backwards increases the amount of paint. If you have any questions just ask.

Skeeter

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