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


  1. Barquester

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    I'm putting needle tubes with Attached rockers (Thayer & Chandler style like in the Badger Renegade series) on my Badgers with separate rockers. If I ever get a Krome I will do the same. I like to break down my guns after every use. Putting in a rocker using a toothpick is not my favorite thing. Much easier with my Iwata HP-CS with the attached rocker.
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    uuughhh it looks really bad.
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    Having never seen a Badger I had to go to Chicago Airbrush parts page to see what you were talking about. The Crescendo's tiny rocker is daunting, I'd sure hate to clean that 3 times real quick.
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    Some of the newer Badger brushes have slots on top next to the trigger to drop the rocker in.
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    The v1 Microns also have those 2 piece rocker and tube and the v2s have the new one piece. But the v2 also has a slightly different body so you can't fit the v2 1 piece to the v1.
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    I've always found it strange that HP-BH has the connected rocker and not my micron especially since they both have the horizontal pin on the bottom of the trigger, I only ever take these parts out if a complete strip down is absolutely necessary, but I've never really had a problem putting the rocker back in, I have little pointy tweezers I use for that.

    I actually swapped the triggers round on these brushes because the trigger on the BH is slight taller than the micron which does give me a little more control.
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    To be totally honest, what bothers me most about Badger is the way they avoid stating needle sizes, with the recent exception of the Krome. That's why I started out with Paasche years ago and never tried a Badger. Don't get me started on proprietary hose sizes.
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    Thayer & Chandler Omni 1000
    Part # T610

    Badger Renegade
    Part # R-0014

    Look the same to me even though the part numbers & prices are different.
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    There are notches on the back of the needles. 1 notch = fine (.25), 2= medium, etc..
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    I don't think its avoidance m8, they simply state what the spray pattern expected is likely to be and for beginners this is better and easier info to understand imo. Fine, medium and course is for many I think easier to understand and on the hose thing, a lot of their guns actually come with the iwata hose adaptor, pretty sure my patriot did so no real issue there and can be easily found anyway on ebay for a few bucks...I actually prefer the lighter 5 mm hoses, tend to get in the way a little less but each to their own :)
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    Neither Iwata or Harder and Steenbeck mark their needles. H&S at least marks their nozzles. Grex marks their stuff nice.
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    Harder & Steenbeck marks the .4mm needle, but not the others. Kind of strange because the .2mm and .15mm are the hardest to tell apart by just taper alone.
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    I just grinded a thin line on back of my 0.15 needles to match the nozzles. The 0.2 nozzles does not have any rings so I will leave the needle unmarked as well. Like you said, the 0.4 are marked with thick rings on both the nozzles and needles. I never took mine out of the packages so did not see that.
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    Put in attached rocker set-up & renegade handle on Basger 100 side feed. I used a fine needle from a Thayer & Chandler model A because it was shorter. The needle adjust screw can go in more. I could always make another needle shorter. I tried to use a T&C model A body but the rocker was too big & was hanging up.
    The trigger is super smooth now.
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    Since I now only touch the back of the trigger, I had to modify the part that I grip. On these I used Sugru (google it).
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    But I had to make a new one on a trigger and I do not have any more Sugru. So I used a 2 part rubber like epoxy glue. Nice and grippy.
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