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Terrydabassman

Air brush problem

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I have a 155 Badger Anthem double action.

I've torn it down numerous times and cleaned it...soaked it in dish water detergent, and blew it out with air.

I have no regulation at all, it's on full blast even at the slightest touch of the trigger. I've taken it apart a ton a times and cleaned it, but this has my stymied.

At first I was getting too little air for the preasure, by process of ilimination, it came down the the head. Plenty of air without it, less with it.

So, I soaked it in water and dish water detergent, then after an hour of soaking blew it out also with 50pounds of air.

Have any ideas what the heck happened? Can a head go bad? Can ya ruin a head?

Thanks

Terry

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Hey Bassman,

I had the same problem. There is a small plastic bushing inside the gun. It wears out or gets damaged by overcleaning. You have to send it back to the factory. They will replace it, free, and send it back to you, free. By the way, I am in Charleston. :D

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Just remembered. I think it is called a needle bearing. The needle slides through it before it exits the body of the gun on its way to the tip. I hope that made sense. How long before the new Cabelas opens up your way?

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Im thinking that this is what happens on that. When you pull your needle through the airbrush out the back, if there is any paint on the needle it deposits small amounts inside the bushing. Those deposits can hinder the action of the spring mechanism in the housing there, causing it to not pull the needle back or be stuck in an open or closed position. I think thats what causes it. I personally have never had that happen but it is good to know that that can be fixed rather easily from Badger. But in the future make sure your needle is cleaner than it has been before making it exit through the bushing. Cody

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Thanks Cody!! Thanks muskie1958!!

The new Cabelas was suposed to open Sept. 4th, but my wife told me this morning in early Aug.

Not sure of the date...can't wait though. I'll be able to walk in and buy some stuff I need for lures any how.

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The parts are all fairly easy to replace with any mechanical skill. If you have not already sent it in maybe I can guide you through it.

Chip :D

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