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Badger Krome questions

Discussion in 'Beginners Airbrush Questions!' started by Vince Driver, Mar 7, 2017.


  1. Vince Driver

    Vince Driver Young Tutorling

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    Recently acquired a Badger Renegade Krome. Have a couple questions for ya.
    First, how do you seal the tip off to create back flow with those prongs in the way?
    Second, which needle should a newbie be using for general practice exercises and lastly, tried to remove the nozzle but it didn't want to just slide out. How do I remove it. Thanks and sorry it's so long.
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    1. Just pinch it between your fingers
    2. The bigger needle and nozzle would be best for beginners
    3: There is a hold down ring that holds the nozzle in place.

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  3. Vince Driver

    Vince Driver Young Tutorling

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    Thanks for the reply. Tried pinching it but my fingers won't seal it. Maybe too fat and hard.
    Removed the hold down ring and still couldn't remove nozzle. Didn't want to damage it by pushing sideways or anything. Online shows it just dropping out easily.
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    Pinch a rag over it. Soak just the head in some solvent for a few minutes. It should just fall out. They obviously overdid the lock ring.
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    Yep, use a paper towel, or rag in addition to pinching with your fingers to create back flow. The nozzle will appear to be stuck, just give it some pressure to one side with your finger, it will pop loose. I have about a half dozen of them (that Badger nozzle/head system) and they all do that...
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    Got impatient. Worked with my fingers as long as I could. Eventually tried pliers. Ordering new nozzle tonight.
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    ooops, pliers and tiny nozzle do not make a good pair - I guess someone was a little less than clean with the brush, and perhaps there was some paint bonding the two together. After a time, they all stick in the socket, but I never had one that would not pop loose with a bit of side pressure...

    Bright side - you now know all about changing nozzles on the brush :).
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    Yes. Have the larger one in now untill I can get the ultra fine back.
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    From now on, when you fit the nozzle, put some chapstick/beeswax on the part that goes into the socket. This not just helps with a better seal but also helps keeping the nozzle in place while fiddling with the lock down ring.
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    Thanks AndreZA. I'll do that when I get home today.
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    When I bought my new Renegade chrome a couple of months ago , I had a little page with a blow up of the brush on it came with it in the case .
    It states under that blow up diagram,... " note : attached nozzle/tip housing has been permanently affixed to airbrush shell and is not made to be removed .
    In bold lettering it also says,..." do not even attempt to remove the nozzle/tip housing from the airbrush body as airbrush will be unrepairable and all warranties will be voided if this connection indicates damage.
    Just out of interest ,Is this the same thing what is being discussed here ?
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    No, not the same thing - the head assembly on that brush is the same as an older model, the Sotar. The entire head assembly on the Sotar was capable of being removed (by unscrewing) from the body. On the Renegade series, the base of the head assembly is brazed to the brush body. It is the part the nozzle actually fits into... but, not the nozzle itself.
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    Thanks for informing me Dave, I`m glad you pointed that out cos I wouldn`t have been any the wiser other wise , that`s why I needed clarification.
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