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silverdoctor

airbrush clogging

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I have been using an anthem 155 with a small compressor. Paying my dues cleaning frequently windex, lacquer thinner and physical dissassembly. Problem is that the brush flows well for about a minute (guess) and then is sporadic. Using Createx opaque mostly unthinned, some thinned. Now using 40 psi. Using a lot of fluorescent versions of createx.

what is the old man doing wrong? :?:

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muskydan666    1

Hi,I add that kind of problem in the past!What you have to do is reduce your paint a lot !!some time I even put more reducer then paint!!If the paint is to thick it will dry in the air brush and cause iregular paint flow.

Cheers,muskydan666

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oldthunder    0

Diddo what MuskyDan said. Remember to always have your paint the consistency of ink or milk. It is much better to layer your paint with thin coats than glob it on in thick spattering messes........ :(

If using Createx or AutoAir try Methyl Hydrate (Gasoline Antifreeze) to clean your airbrush. Quick, easy and no smell.

Enjoy.............Oldthunder

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Cranky Fish    0

Might not be the issue but, if you have a small compressor with little or no holding tank, then the pressure will not remain constant. This can lead to your brush seemingly clogging because the viscosity of the paint isn't changing, only the amount of pressure. Good Luck!

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