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Badger Krome Airbrush Bubbling Through Cup

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by OkieTrav, Dec 25, 2021.

  1. crablover

    crablover Well-Known Member

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    From my experience using multiple RK Chrome brushes, I have found them to be very finicky and not problem free. I have separate chromes for lacquer and water based paints. The trigger assembly is very touchy to get right and I find I have to disassemble and clean completely far more often than any of the multiple airbrushes I use. They do the job very well when they are working correctly
     
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  2. Mudbat

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    Look at the nozzle tip. Is it crimped and out of round? I only ask because I did it on a krone when I used to use them.
     
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  3. OkieTrav

    OkieTrav New Member

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    I'm not sure now because I sent it back to be repaired or exchanged. I don't think it was though because I switched out the nozzle tip and it was still acting up. I'll post a reply back here and let everyone know what the dealer finds wrong with it (if anything). Maybe it'll help someone in the future thats having a similar issue.
    Thanks again to everyone who offered me possible solutions. It is much appreciated!
     
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  4. Mudbat

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    https://airbrushinsider.com/why-an-airbrush-blows-bubbles/
     
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  5. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that link.
     
  6. Clovis Point

    Clovis Point Active Member

    I have had renegade series airbrushes that clogged and couldnt be unclogged by me or Jesus (the repair tech at badger, pronounced HayZuess) and I have damaged tips etc

    The one important piece of advice I have to give that hasnt been mentioned and saved me a ton of frustration is to strain your paint through panty hose as youre pouring it in the cup.

    Since I switched to Illustrator I dont have to do this any more but back when I still used Lacquer base it was like a Godsend. And on the rare occasions I spray lacquer now or (even more rare) other brands of water base I still strain it and dont have issues.