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Is this same adapter as Badger?

Discussion in 'Airbrushes' started by V-Twin, Aug 9, 2018 at 3:18 PM.


  1. V-Twin

    V-Twin Triple Actioner

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    Anyone,
    I bought this airbrush from Machine Mart many many.....many years ago now and only ever used it twice I think, on a model aircraft. So having been left for such a long time the plastic air hose perished, as in very very brittle. So I managed to buy some new stuff from Amazon. BUT I have not been able to use it yet as I don't know what adapter size it is.

    The air hose has 2.5mm x 4mm on it, which as I said I have now replaced like for like. This guns air inlet is much smaller than my H & S (as well as the air hose being much slimmer too). Is this the same size thread as a Badger Airbrush?

    I would like to try using this with the quick release adapter setup I have to see how it performs (probably not very good, but who knows?).
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    2nd pic lid open and Airbrush cap off.
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    3rd pic show the instruction sheet.
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    Cheers for any help on this.....
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    More likely it's not like Badger's adapter.
    The AB is chinese and anything chinese I've tried wouldn't fit Badger. I'll take a picture tomorrow of the adapter that would fit your brush so you could use it with standard 1/8" AB hose.

    An idea came now. Maybe you could fit metal part from your old hose to new one? There are some 6mm (external diameter) flex PU hoses that I think would work with your old hose parts. These hoses are used in pneumatics. I've bought some recently. They called flex or extra flex, don't remember for sure, but you could search for it. I've bought transparent, but there are blue, red etc.

    BTW this brush produces well atomized spray, good thing where you don't need precision, backgrounds etc. Mine looks similar, maybe they're from the same factory.
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    I liked this bit:
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    My poor efforts with an airbrush often result in tears... ;)
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    Why my 2nd picture came out upside down I have no idea :confused: But what I would like to do is buy the correct sized adapters to plug on the ends of the new hose and a quick release adapter onto the Airbrush so I can use them.

    In the 2nd picture you can see a big Nut which tapers to a small threaded male end. This Nut screws onto the Compressor outlet, the thin air hose then has a female screw cap thing that screws onto that Compressor outlet nut, so is this Nut a 1/4 to 1/8 BSP fitting?

    Too many screws and nuts in this piece for me to handle :confused::laugh:
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    That looks a very similar size/type/proportion to my 'Silverline Tools' airbrush... and that looks/measures like it has a M5 fine thread (that is 5x0.5) i.e. 5mm major diameter and 2 threads per mm.

    If you look here and here there are lots of suggestions that Badger thread is 5x0.5 mm.

    So I can't say what thread yours has on it, but if you can measure the thread pitch and it looks like 2 threads per mm and the diameter is a bit less than 5mm I'd hazard an uneducated guess that it's Badger thread. You could just buy one of these and see what happens. There are probably even cheapter adapters on ebay...
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    AMW, many thanks for info. The picture from the first link you posted, the Knurled back end bit is exactly what is on the end of the air hose (see pics). That screws onto the compressor outlet nut, then the smaller screw on other end of hose screws onto the airbrush.
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    And this one with the air brush....
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    The problem I have is that I have the Quick Disconnects fitted to both the Compressor outlet and my H&S, and wish to replicate this with the above brush, whilst also using the one (H&S) air hose if possible, if not then not an issue if both hose types have QD's on them.

    So I will call Everything Airbrush (that is where I got my H&S Evolution CR plus from) and get one of those adapters, as I think that looks just about right.

    Cheers
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    OK, SORTED (I think). Called Everything Airbrush and described my situation and lo and behold, they sell a similar model of Airbrush (AB-128 I think), as mine with same size threads. All I need is an adapter for my Airbrush and I can use it with my existing H&S air hose and quick disconnects. :)
    So I have bought the required adapter from them and Should be with me Mon/Tue. Winner winner - Chicken Dinner !!!
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    If you already have hoses and disconnects, it sure makes it easy when you can just find a male nipple to fit your air valve! Makes life easier in the long run. Glad to hear you got that sorted out.
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    The airbrush adapter arrived today, fitted to my old brush no problem and connects/disconnects from my current H&S hose and QD's without issue. Thanks to all for help and hints. Gonna test it out soon, if not usable with paint, then will use it for varnish coats.
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