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Posted 10 February 2011 - 11:15 AM
Another tact that will eliminate the source of clogs:
Filter your Createx, and shake it well before using! More than one person has been amazed to learn to learn that a small patch of pantyhose placed under the top of your Createx bottle virtually eliminates clogging problems. I can spray unthinned pearls at 20 psi with my gravity-fed Iwata Eclipse HP-BS with no problems. I literally cannot remember the last time a clog stopped me from spraying.
I use Createx, and I almost never thin it, and I never thin an entire bottle. Only when I'm spraying at extreme low pressures (!0-15psi) to freehand very small details do I thin it with a little distilled water and/or extender. I haven't tried the floor polish.
You'll find that if you keep your needle at home, and keep your cone cleaned out regularly, you'll eliminate a lot of problems. Not only that, but I'll assure you that you'll save a bunch of money in the long run, and your gun will always be ready when it is needed the most! Guys who "paint the town" on a regular basis sometimes find they're out of green when they need it,
and the red that they end up with is a poor substitute!
Posted 10 February 2011 - 12:34 PM
In my experience, always wash the pantyhose first, or you will end up with more clogs than you started with.
Posted 10 February 2011 - 01:27 PM
You do remember to remove the woman from them first don't you? (my favorite part of lure painting)
Posted 10 February 2011 - 03:24 PM
Of course. I throw that bit out (unless she lets me use her toothbrush for cleaning lure bodies of course).
Edited by Vodkaman, 10 February 2011 - 03:27 PM.
Posted 11 February 2011 - 05:05 PM
Just on same topic (airbrush clogging).
I have Master G22 after 20 minutes thinned Createx spraying the airbrush clogged and then messed up everything that I have painted before. I have tried 3 more times before giving up. Can this clogging be the result of the cheap airbrush or something else. I am using Createx AUTO colors, thinned with water and floor finish. I have cleaned the airbrush with alcohol 70%, with back and forward action. I am shooting under 20 - 10 psi with tank.
Should I change the airbrush or just practice more....
Posted 11 February 2011 - 10:38 PM
Are you straining the Createx before you shoot it? Dean (Lure Professor) told me about using a piece of pantyhose placed over the neck of the bottle with the cap then replaced to strain the paint. I reduce a bottle of paint to the desired consistency and then place a piece of pantyhose over the neck before replacing the cap. This has eliminated clogs for me.
Edited by RayburnGuy, 11 February 2011 - 10:38 PM.
Posted 14 February 2011 - 08:59 AM
I will definitively try that.