For Those With .2 Tipped Airbrush
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Posted 15 November 2009 - 04:34 PM
I've been reading here at TU and other places that you can't shoot Createx through a .2 tipped AB. Is it just Createx or is that you can't shoot ANY water based paint through a .2 tip?
What about Polytranspar or Wildlife?
What can you shoot through a .2 tip and what pressure?
Posted 15 November 2009 - 04:50 PM
I've got a .2mm tip and Createx is all I spray. Straight out of the bottle as well. Haven't had any problems with it. Are you trying to spray some type of metal flake mixed in with your paint? Metal flake won't spray through a .2mm tip. You need something like a .5mm for that.
As far as what pressure to use, depending on what I'm trying to do, I spray with anywhere from 10 psi to 40 psi with a gravity feed brush and Createx.
Edited by RayburnGuy, 15 November 2009 - 04:52 PM.
Posted 15 November 2009 - 05:04 PM
I shoot Createx, Smith Wildlife, Polytranspar, Van Dyke - you name it - through my .2mm airbrush at 40 psi (or less) without thinning. The only acrylic paint it won't shoot are those with large metallic flakes like Smith Pearl Chrome. For that I use a .3mm tip airbrush.
Posted 15 November 2009 - 06:29 PM
Same here. I've been using a small bench top compressor with satisfactory results.
Posted 15 November 2009 - 08:03 PM
Don't have a .2 tipped AB yet. Looking at getting one. But like I said in original post I read where people warned against Createx in a .2 tip.
I currently shoot Createx, Poytranspar and Smith Wildlife.
What .2 tipped AB are you using. Don't want to get into another AB debate thread here ... just curious.
Posted 15 November 2009 - 09:09 PM
I just recently purchased an Air Pro Tools PS900. It's a cheap knockoff of some higher priced brushes, but it has been doing a great job so far.
Posted 15 November 2009 - 11:36 PM
I use an Iwata HP-B .2mm and an Iwata Revolution .3mm
Posted 17 November 2009 - 01:47 PM
I use an airbrushcity GD 100, .2, gravity feed. I shoot primarily Createx and Parma Faskolor. The only time I have an issue is with the Createx pearl white, pearl silver, and opaque white. I usually have to thin these or change to a .3 Iwata. Hope this helps. Good Luck.
Posted 30 November 2009 - 06:20 PM
No issues with Createx or the other el cheapo paints with a .2
Posted 30 November 2009 - 09:18 PM
I am new to airbrushing. I spent a good deal of last night learning and practicing with a new PS900. I have to say, initially, it wouldnt spray Createx with the 0.2 mm tip. INITIALLY. After mesing with it, and getting it blocked up pretty fast, I dismantled the nozzle/needle assembly and found it to have gum residue. I cleaned the needle with an EXACTO knife (not advisable) and some AB cleaner, reassembled and VOILA! I am now spraying Createx straight from the bottle.
It doesnt help that the PS900 does not have a useful manual.
This site helped a lot.... HOW TO AIRBRUSH.....
Posted 30 November 2009 - 10:07 PM
Yeah, they were probably assembling Chinese SKS automatic rifles at the factory and a worker moved over to the airbrush assembly line without washing his hands, contaminating your unit with cosmoline grease. I wouldn't hesitate to shoot a little lacquer thinner or acetone through the brush to make sure you got rid of any heavy lubricant lurking in the tip.
Posted 30 November 2009 - 10:26 PM
I don't know any better, is lacquer thinner or acetone safe for silicone o-rings? Ive got a gallon of both in my chem drawer
Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:26 AM
Use Denatured Alcohol and you will be okay.
Posted 01 December 2009 - 12:43 PM
Does your brush say it has solvent resistant packing? Most airbrushes now do. Packing is behind the mix chamber and prevents paint from working its way into the back of the airbrush. Since some users paint with lacquer, solvent resistant packing has become pretty standard.
Edited by BobP, 01 December 2009 - 12:44 PM.