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 Post subject: Airbrush clogs
PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:36 pm 
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Hello All,

I am spraying MM acrylic paints and when using the small needle/nozzle with my airbrush I am having problems with clogging.....even when I thin the paint I can only spray for a short time before the clog prevents me from continuing.

Can anyone suggest a retardant that would help? I live in a rural area and the only 'paint' store near me doesn't carry anything to solve the problem.... I would like to find a source on line where I could just order a product.....but I am not sure what I should look for.

Can someone offer a suggestion as to a product to help?

Thanx


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 Post subject: Re: Airbrush clogs
PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:54 pm 
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If you're using an Aztec airbrush....that's your problem! :wave_1:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:27 pm 
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What are you thinning with?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:55 am 
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The problem is your combination of small airbrush and acrylic paint ... equals tip dry. Unless you're doing some really fine lines, you shouldn't be using an airbrush with a small nozzle and needle. You might save yourself a lot of frustration and give my series a watch ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2_YEoGunu0&list=PLRK4diRzRX1dR1mLnD9HGKdCtl2CxIiy6

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 Post subject: Re: Airbrush clogs
PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:56 am 
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Santacarl wrote:
Hello All,

I am spraying MM acrylic paints and when using the small needle/nozzle with my airbrush I am having problems with clogging.....even when I thin the paint I can only spray for a short time before the clog prevents me from continuing.

Can anyone suggest a retardant that would help? I live in a rural area and the only 'paint' store near me doesn't carry anything to solve the problem.... I would like to find a source on line where I could just order a product.....but I am not sure what I should look for.

Can someone offer a suggestion as to a product to help?

Thanx


Nah.....Iwata....oops responding to the comment on airbrush type (Aztek)....above..


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 Post subject: Re: Airbrush clogs
PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:59 am 
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Cadman wrote:
What are you thinning with?


Testors Universal Acrylic Thinner...


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 Post subject: Re: Airbrush clogs
PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:04 pm 
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pbudzik wrote:
The problem is your combination of small airbrush and acrylic paint ... equals tip dry. Unless you're doing some really fine lines, you shouldn't be using an airbrush with a small nozzle and needle. You might save yourself a lot of frustration and give my series a watch ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2_YEoGunu0&list=PLRK4diRzRX1dR1mLnD9HGKdCtl2CxIiy6

Paul


Paul.....thanks for the link and your comment on NOT using a small nozzle and needle..... I'm new to airbrushing and due to my inexperience I just figured that a small nozzle/tip was workable with acrylics.....maybe that small combo is best for enamels..... I'm not doing any fine lines but was hoping to 'gently' blend one color into an adjacent one.....my hope was that the small nozzle/tip would reduce over spray......

I'm finding this dual action airbrush quite a learning curve.....


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