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Old 09-06-2003, 08:42 AM
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Feollows,

Help me out here.

I owned a Badger 150 before with several needles.
But here's the deal.

I just do not have a lot of time to put into painting bodies (sorry)
I now only use sparycans, but some paints aren't available in cans, and thus an airbrush is mandatory.
Also the o other thing I like to do with an airbrush (main purpose) is just to accentuate lines, and small fades next other colors.

I do not have time to thoroghly clean an airbrish like the Badger 150. It finally got stuck all together.

Any hints tips, or does to complete cleaning allways come airbrushing?

Any help...

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Old 09-06-2003, 06:54 PM
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What type of paint are you using with your Badger? If you are using acrylics I can offer you some helpful suggestions. I use a 150 for my detailed work and a 175 Crescendo for large cover areas and have had good results with acrylics.

In between coats I run water through the airbrush to keep any paint from drying inside I also rinse the jar cover with the siphon tube to keep the paint from drying in the tube.

For really dried on paint there is a dried paint solvent made by Model Master #50495. You can soak the parts in this to help remove the paint build-up (if it's really bad) or use the small cup that comes with your airbrush and just spray it through the gun when you begin to notice a little build-up.

I hope this helps!
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Old 09-06-2003, 11:06 PM
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Well Lynn,
It helps a litlle. Thanks,
But what I'm kinda looking for is an airbrush which I only have to spray through with some cleaner, and put it on the shelf.
easymaintannace.

Paints used are for RC-bodies...
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Old 09-06-2003, 11:24 PM
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I use mine to paint r/c bodies with Pactra water based acrylic r/c paints, check out a few of my paint jobs at Your Custom Paintjobs thread on the last page.

Unfortunately airbrushes are precision tools that require cleaning and maintenance on a regular basis.

Good luck in your search, let me know if you find something better to use.
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One of the easiest to clean airbrushes is the Testors Aztek since no paint actually enters the brush, only the needle "tip". You don't have to disassemble it, only backflush it and then at the end of the session, remove the small plastic needle (takes 10 seconds to do so) and flush it with whatever is appropriate. I think they are just what you are looking for. The down side is the tips don't last as long as regular needles so you will send a little more on them, but thats the price of easy clean up.
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Sounds about right.
Thanks.
Can you point me towards any sites?
What about is its Price, and the tips?

Allright I done some searching.
Which modell do you suggest as best. Seem to be a lot of cjhoice hre...

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