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[SOLVED] Bubbles!!!!

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting!' started by MarcosD, Apr 16, 2017.


  1. MarcosD

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    hello, I've got a problem with my evolution, got some bubbles and I already have changed the o-ring, can't get continuous lines, could that been the cause? what can be the issue for the bubbles?
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  2. markjthomson

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    Chapstick or bees wax on the threads and do them up.
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    You may also have to do a good cleaning as the nozzle may have paint stuck init
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    You have Two seals. One for the nozzle and the o-ring. I think they need a good clean.

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    Usually like mark said it just needs bees wax or chap stick on the threads before doing them up. But check the nozzle too for paint too just in case.

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    My evolution needs to be super tight (soft jaw pliers) or it does the same thing, chapstick -sparingly- may help. It doesn't like Createx paint either !!
    My iwata only needs to be finger tight
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    Thanx people! Will try cleaning it again and bees wax!! And will post the outcome!!


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    It is also possible that the ring is injured. I had the problem already and it was a new part. Cleaning with solvents can also make the rubber porous. The needle cap should be clean before the ring is pushed over the thread.
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    I've got an unused .4 head Assembly, will change the seals and o-rings from this to the .2 to see if there is any issue with them!!


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    Thanks to all, I already solved it, it was as Micha pointed it a brand new defective o-ring, I changed it for the old one in the .4 head assembly and now it works like a charm, and I've only tightened with my fingers!! love this f...... brush!!

    Thank you all for your help!!!

    Pd: don't know how to put the solved in the tittle!!!
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    Might have to check mine then.!
    Thanks for the update. Title now updated
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    Nice fix Micha
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    I'm curious- how long have you had this brush? A lot of people seem to have trouble with the Evos...
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    The "problems" of Evolution can also have other manufacturers. I like to paint with the Evo she is reliable and easy to clean and I do not need any tools. If it bubbles in the mug or at the cap then that is a small problem that is fixed in minutes.
    Sometimes my Evo hang for days in the holder filled with color. I can start with spraying without cleaning. My Evo is now 12 years old and apart from the seals is still everything original
    The only tuning is a polished needle so I have little tip dry.
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    Thanks Micha, I checked the o-ring, it looked fine. I cleaned everything anyway, put it back, same issue. Changed o-ring, finger tight. problem solved.
    It's Never had solvents thru it, only used twice before today. Here's hoping there was a bad batch of rings
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    I agree. Harder & Steenbeck should pay attention to quality with these "Penny parts". Mechanically, they are very reliable.
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    Almost four years, i bought it to paint my plastic models, it was the first time that i had an issue, and as Micha said it was a minor issue and easily solved, with his knowledge of course!! I never had thought that a new o-ring could be the problem!!

    It is a very confortable brush, well balanced and it really do fine lines, and it is extremelly beautiful!!!


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    I'd say get some of those rings in stock at home.

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    I had quite a scare with my Infinity recently. The aircap would only screw about halfway on. After a few deep breaths and my tongue hanging out just right, I applied some persuasion with some pliers. Thankfully it restored everything to normal!
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