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Discussion in 'Forum Ideas!' started by J000seph, Feb 23, 2016.


  1. basepaint

    basepaint Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Thats an easy fix just take the o ring in the airvalve and get another one the same size and add it to it thereby pushing the valve stem down.
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    Barquester Elite Member! Elite Member!

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    Will that hold the stem down you think? I'll play around with that, thanks.
    I'm surprised no one has built this since I hear a lot of people complain of cramps. Maybe it could help a little if you didn't have to hold down the air, a quick click on and off would use a lot less energy.
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  3. basepaint

    basepaint Air-Valve Autobot!

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    I though about if that will work @ Barquester? depending on how the air flows if it go's up around the stem and out the nozzle you might need three o-rings. one the same size as the one on the stem and another smaller one to go between them so the air can go around it to get out the nozzle?,If the air flow is below the stem then the two o-rings should do the trick.
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    Barquester Elite Member! Elite Member!

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    I was fooling around with all this today and realized what a total waste of time it is as the pressure on the spring is negligible.
    Thanks for the thought though basepaint.
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    basepaint Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Thats what we do is try and help,sorry it didn't work for you.
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    Barquester Elite Member! Elite Member!

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    Which AB prong nozzle cap did you use to adapt on to the Micron and HP-CS? I gotta have one of those.
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    @Barquester, from a cheap Chinese 180. The one that looks like a CM-C+.
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    I did the same thing, cheap chinese 180 that died, I kept the cap and Quick disconnect and binned the rest of the brush,
    I've just received some more caps in the mail, mine were actually cheaper coming from the UK,

    i'll modify them for the other brushes (all iwata)

    here's a link for the USA ebay site, http://www.ebay.com/itm/Needlecap-1...464154?hash=item3f4611149a:g:3rwAAOxy06hSHBcu
    hope it helps
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    Come to think of it, it'll probably be cheaper to just make one out of brass, which I have on hand.
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    I replied before your post. Yes! That's a good price. 2 please. I can't believe how much better my aim is with the 2 prong cap.
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    RebelAir Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Sad to say but I just like my stock standard airbrush with a "custom" fine tip conversion, probably not an actual customization as ya just buy it off the shelf LOL, prob woudn't bother customizing it (Don't need any more new hobbies LOL), plus theres only so much customizing you can do successfully, my motto is if it ain't broke don't fix it and if is broke...Buy a new one. ;)
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    If it is broke, you can't hurt it.
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    AndreZA Elite Member! Elite Member! Artist of the Month!

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    If it ain't broken does not mean that they can not be improved. There will be no aftermarket car accessory manufacturers if that was true. But saying that, my car is as stock as the day it driven off the assembly line.
  14. Madbrush

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    But how does it spray and what's the tip dry like?:confused::)
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    Jake H. Gravity Guru

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    Without your bias opinion
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    All opinions are by definition, biased.
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    RebelAir Air-Valve Autobot!

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    True,but unlike a car which has a range of customizing possibility few have the ability to improve an airbrush much beyond a different spring or maybe a a rubber pad on the trigger, unless of course you have a CNC handy and a Cylindrical grinder and years of machining knowledge, what else can you really do?..Some heads, needles etc can be interchanged and fiddled with but would only do so to try to get a brush working thats prevously died as the result is generally not an improved airbrush, its such a simple machine and like trying to customize an apple, yer sure you can polish it more....
  18. Madbrush

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    If it ain't broke, let's all fix it till it is:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
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    RebelAir Air-Valve Autobot!

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    LOL, sounds like me @Madbrush ;)..To get into the customizing spirit, heres one for ya's..This mod allows you to paint around corners.....

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  20. Madbrush

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    I've tried that mod a few times, it didn't work for me, I must have done it wrong:eek:

    I keep all my old needles as a reminder but that doesn't with either, some of us old farts just don't learn:confused:

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