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Airbrush spitting water

Postby Mark » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:39 am

Despite having a water trap/regulator, my airbrush occasionally spits out water in varying amounts. It never used to do this, so I'm assuming that something in the water trap is dirty/fouled/clogged up. Anybody else ever had this problem ? It's a real pain in the paintwork.......

I shall rip the regulator apart and see if I can clean it. If not, it's going to be fun trying to find a replacement on line, when all the on line shops are in Chinese and China is currently blocking Google Translate..... :angry-banghead: :angry-banghead: :angry-banghead:
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Re: Airbrush spitting water

Postby Dazza » Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:56 am

Yep had the same problem and it was my water trap! Easily fixed and I now run 2, one on the compressor and the other is on my airbrush. No more water!
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Re: Airbrush spitting water

Postby Mark » Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:01 pm

I unscrewed the regulator this evening, and the damned thing came off in my hand :angry-banghead:
The union was almost corroded right through - surprised it hadn't fallen off already. There was only a millimetre of brass holding it. The inside of the regulator was corroded and very mucky too, so a new one is on order. That's put pay to my painting for a few days. :angry-banghead: :angry-banghead: :angry-banghead: :angry-banghead:
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Re: Airbrush spitting water

Postby Mark » Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:43 pm

New regulator arrived today :D I now have a working compressor again :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Airbrush spitting water

Postby RedRoo » Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:21 am

Mark wrote:Despite having a water trap/regulator, my airbrush occasionally spits out water in varying amounts. It never used to do this, so I'm assuming that something in the water trap is dirty/fouled/clogged up. Anybody else ever had this problem ? It's a real pain in the paintwork.......

I shall rip the regulator apart and see if I can clean it. If not, it's going to be fun trying to find a replacement on line, when all the on line shops are in Chinese and China is currently blocking Google Translate..... :angry-banghead: :angry-banghead: :angry-banghead:


:superlglue: Mark, do you have a small tap on the bottom of your air tank on your compressor ?

If so, Loosen the tap and a whole lot of built up condensation should come out, as if this is not done on a regular basis, this will 'find it's way' through all your piping and overload your moisture 'trap' and water will eventually find it's way through to your AB. :doh:
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Re: Airbrush spitting water

Postby Mark » Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:11 pm

I don't actually have a tank on my compressor! I still get the odd time where I get a slug of water through, but I think it's Shanghai being quite humid, and the compressor being rather cheap. Seems to happen when I am spraying a heavy coat on something large.
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Re: Airbrush spitting water

Postby Manoverboard » Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:59 pm

Mark wrote:I don't actually have a tank on my compressor! I still get the odd time where I get a slug of water through, but I think it's Shanghai being quite humid, and the compressor being rather cheap. Seems to happen when I am spraying a heavy coat on something large.


Hi Mark ! My advice (for what it's worth :lol: ) you can buy "inline" moisture traps which do what it say's on the tin :o It's perhaps considered "belt and braces" but it's worth it !
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Re: Airbrush spitting water

Postby RedRoo » Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:16 pm

Manoverboard wrote:
Mark wrote:I don't actually have a tank on my compressor! I still get the odd time where I get a slug of water through, but I think it's Shanghai being quite humid, and the compressor being rather cheap. Seems to happen when I am spraying a heavy coat on something large.


Hi Mark ! My advice (for what it's worth :lol: ) you can buy "inline" moisture traps which do what it say's on the tin :o It's perhaps considered "belt and braces" but it's worth it !
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:clap: Totally agree with MOB Mark, as I have one also and I have a large stand alone compressor. Roo. :D
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Re: Airbrush spitting water

Postby Mark » Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:41 am

Thanks for your thoughts guys. I have one on my shopping list :D
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Re: Airbrush spitting water

Postby morrigan » Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:36 pm

Yup they work as advertised!
The result of a long airbrush session on a 90% humidity day!
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