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Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:51 PM
I have an Iwata hp-cs, when you press down the trigger both air and paint come out when you don't even push the trigger back and when i push the trigger back the same amount of paint comes out. any help would be great.
Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:59 PM
Try cleaning your nozzle and make sure the needle is pushed all the way in. Take your end cap, nozzle cap and nozzle and soak it in lacquer thinner over night. Take a cleaning brush and and brush the paint off of them, It should come right off. Make sure your needle is clean also. A clean airbrush will be your best friend for painting lures!!
Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:01 PM
Needle needs to be adjusted my guess. Loosen the needle and push it forward, and then tighten back up. If it still shoots paint out my next guess is you got something in the tip, dried paint maybe, and just needs to be cleaned out. Nice brush you have there by the way.
Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:02 PM
Have you checked to make sure the needle is seated in the nozzle properly?
Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:25 PM
I think it is seated properly when i put it in I will have to check.
Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:39 PM
Yep, that's it!
I don't do the LT thing because of fumes and I use water base paints but clean it the same way with acetone or plain water on the spot. I also run the needle through some fine steel wool to polish and put on a drop of silicone.
Posted 15 November 2011 - 04:37 AM
Take a magnifying glass and hold the nozzle up to a light while looking through it with the magnifying glass. If you see any type of obstruction it is probably dried paint. If your using water based paints such as Createx, and soaking it in acetone or lacquer thinner doesn't help, try soaking it in Createx airbrush restorer. It's available at the same places that sell Createx paint. It's taken care of any clogs I've had and it's re-usable. I keep a small jar filled with it and will occasionally soak the front end of my brush in it to keep it squeaky clean.
Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:04 AM
I think the guys have covered everything, but I would add one step that helps me.
After I've shot paint for a while, I find my brush doesn't shoot as well, so I do this.
The nozzle had tiny air jet holes that can get clogged.
After I've back flushed with both water and cleaning solution, if the brush is still balky, here's what I do.
I loosen the nozzle assembly slightly, and then back flush the brush with acetone.
Then I tighten it again, and backflush again, first with acetone, and then cleaning solution.
The acetone loosens any paint that has clogged the little holes, and I can see the paint floating in the bowl after I backflush. I clean that out with my finger.
It helps get back to painting faster.
I hope it works for you, too.
Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:35 PM
Thanks for all the help i didn't push the needle in all the way.