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Problem with my Harder & Steenbeck

Discussion in 'Beginners Airbrush Questions!' started by HiraMahi, Feb 28, 2017.


  1. DaveG

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    I think the general consensus is that the regular Createx paints do not work well through smaller nozzle/needle set ups, and needs a bunch of reducing to work. Paint consistency is paramount, and I think you are on the right track trying a different paint to continue on with.

    Not to try to confuse the issue (much) but I have several of the Fengda style brushes, and I have an H&S Infinity CR+. I use the Fengda brushes much more then the H&S. Obviously the H&S is a much better, higher quality piece, but the one I have is a pain in the "arse" to use. I can never tell when paint flow will be initiated with it. The Imports that I have are very easy to use, and produce decent results with very little fuss. :)
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    Yes, same proble...
    With fengda i know when the paint flow start, and with H&S is like is every time different...
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    Yes 1 Drop paint to 5 Drop's reducer
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    And this is my error, i get for example5 drop og color, 5 of reducer.
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    Yes as your only reducing your paint 50% it's still to thick to flow thru the small .4 nozzle
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    ne last question please, is better reducing color time by time, or i can reducing one time in a big botlle?
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    It's better to reduce each time because of the changes in wx (Hot or cold,moisture in the air Ect..) also effect how the paint acts.So you ajust as needed
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    Thank you. :)
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    No prob. thats what we do here,spreading the love as mitch calls it!:cool:
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    is normal?

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    Nope, not normal. Inside the brush, in front of the trigger, there is a spot where the needle passes through. Inside that spot there is a bushing called a needle packing. This needs to be adjusted a little tighter. I think you will need a long, small, flat bladed screw driver, but will look at my H&S to confirm.
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    Thank you for the answer.

    Lot me ungerstand good please, becouse my english is orrible.

    I neex turn from left to right the needle packing?

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    I did a test, and the screw is completely tight.
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    if it is completely tight, as you say, then the needle packing is damaged and needs to be replaced altogether. You will need to contact your H&S vendor for support.
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    I buy the airbrush about teen day's agò...

    It could be due to the use of the tank lid?

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    The lid wont cause that to happen. If the seal was not made of teflon and you have used any solvents it will be damaged. If it is a teflon seal, then as it is only ten days old it is faulty. You should contact the seller and get them to give you a replacement needle packing seal. If this has been bad from the start, it may have contributed to the poor performance of the brush.
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    tank lid shouldn't cause this problem. I still think the needle packing just needs adjusted, but if you say it is all the way tight, with no ability to adjust, then there has to be another problem with it.
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    After the problem of the photo,i stou airbrushing, clean perfectly all, and restart to pant, now i s almost 3 hour's i paint, and i dont have this problem.
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    glad its working again, it may just have been a bit of dry paint stuck in there ? It really doesn't take much at all to cause trouble.
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    Yes, i think the problem is dry paint.
    Now work perfectly.
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