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A few teething problems..

Discussion in 'Beginners Airbrush Questions!' started by Paul Buckley, Jun 19, 2018.


  1. Paul Buckley

    Paul Buckley Young Tutorling

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    Hi All

    I’m a complete newbie here and have just started to experiment with the bits of kit I have

    Iwata compressor
    Iwata revolution
    Iwata hp a b and c although I think only one of thes work due to issues with a nozzle needle.

    barely touched them to be honest I’ve had about 2 hours use out of my equipment because I can’t seem to get my paint flowing without blocking up the tips.. and trying to clean them..

    I’ve had a few issues where my paint seems to dry really quick in the tip. I also notice it spitting on the occasions that I’ve been trialing it.

    Would there be anything wrong with the paint.. it’s the nail art ones I’m using and seem to be having trouble keeping it spraying for more than a minute or two..

    Anybody fancy giving me an idea of what I’m doing wrong..

    Thank you
  2. JackEb

    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    Well, your first problem is that you didnt say Hello appropriately
    Head over here and say hi, http://www.airbrushforum.org/introductions/
    give us a little info on what your creative background is, where you want to acheive with your airbrushing etc, It helps us to get to know you a little better. . . . and we're a nosy bunch lol

    If we could have a few more specifics we can better assist you with your issues.

    You state you have:
    Iwata compressor -- but which model ? they vary a great deal in their air output, what pressure (PSI) are you using
    Iwata revolution - which model ? the needle size varies between models
    Iwata hp a b and c - you are infering that you have three Iwata High Performance brushes ? The A, B & C models ?

    You havent mentioned which paint you are using, and what if any reducers you are using. I suspect this is causing 90% of your problems, the paint will be to thick to go through the small nozzles of the brushes you have mentioned.

    If your Iwata Revolution is the HP-CR then the nozzle/needle is a .5 and should take pretty much every paint designed for airbrushing (with appropriate reducer if needed)
    The HP-BR is a .3 needle setup,

    If you are using the Iwata High Performance A/B/C then your needles will be .2 / .2 / .3 respectively,

    I suspect that its the larger nozzled airbrush that would be because it has the larger needle / nozzle size so the paint will flow a little easier through it.

    Well thats about all the info i can provide without some more detail from you at this point :)

    If you are now sitting with your head in your hands thinking 'what have I got myself into, I just thought I could pour in some paint and go for it' Well, take comfort in the fact that many of us started the same way. With the right info from you we can get you to where you want to be IF you are willing to learn.
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    Robbyrockett2 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    My first thought too, sounds like trying to use the paint un-reduced
  4. Paul Buckley

    Paul Buckley Young Tutorling

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    Where can I find a breakdown of the various sequencing of painting and products that people use to effectively operate the efficient use of colours and brushes..

    Thanks

    Ps

    I’ve intro’d myself now..have a read ..cheers peeps..
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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    register on here: http://www.airbrushtutor.com/ there is a heap of info to get you started, as well as the following sections on the forum will give you a good starting point........ if in doubt then by all means ask away, thats what we are here for

    http://www.airbrushforum.org/beginner-airbrush-questions/
    http://www.airbrushforum.org/troubleshooting/
    http://www.airbrushforum.org/tips-and-tricks/

    Now I'm off the the intro section with my official welcome hat on lol
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    You might also check out the model breakdowns etc. on Iwata dealers' sites. Airbrushes.com has some good stuff.
    I've never used nail paints, but guess that they may be quick drying. If you're not painting nails something else (almost anything else!) may be easier. Make sure you have the correct solvent on hard whatever paint you use.
    Proprietary airbrush cleaners are available. Use the right one for your paint and it's likely to outperform almost anything else you come up with.
    This stuff doesn't come easily (to me, at any rate!). Persevere and practice!
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