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Discussion in 'Troubleshooting!' started by Dimitris, Apr 4, 2018.


  1. Dimitris

    Dimitris Elite Member! Elite Member! Very Likeable!

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    ok guys and girls
    not yet in much mood to explain what happened, but my cm-c commited suicide (with my help)....

    The whole accident happened when my foot caught the air hose and dragged it. :( i had the crown cap on and the needle didn't got damaged, I checked the AB out and noticed that the needle was a tiny bit back of where it's supposed to be. Unscrew the nut, pulled the needle back-no problem, checked it (tip-bend anywhere-no problem), got it in, same position on front (bit back). Checked the nozzle with the magnifying lens-no problem at first sight but afterwards looked closer).

    I wrote in vid the spray pattern so you could check it out, used some distilled water at 25 psi, but nothing seems to be wrong....except that pic where the needle seems retreaved. Throw some opinions please and any suggestions what to examine. Thanks.

    Update:
    while taking the pics, noticed the nozzle deformation...:eek::eek: guess i'll be needing a new one :sus:
    sorry for the long post, I'm counting on your opinion so I won't get robbed if i have to send it for very examined performance:rolleyes:.
    And please notice how relaxed i'm describing this..:poo:unfortunant accident:poo: (had to use these emoji's oneday...) having also my hp-c's o-rings swollen from restorer....right....:confused: IMG_20180404_233544.jpg IMG_20180404_234416.jpg IMG_20180404_234456.jpg

    A lot of deformations...
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    get a new nozzle, maybe a needle just to be sure... We've all done the same thing ourselves ;).
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    got a needle, gift from mam, luckily.
    Hey @DaveG!, there's a saying here in Greece which describes exactly the last sentence you wrote and it goes like this: "Where you have been I have and where I am you will be."
    go for nozzle it is.
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    hehehe, I should add - I now use a coil hose with quick connects. My compressor is located in front of my brush holder, so that the hose is always coming in one direction, and I always have the brush in a holder when I am not actually using it to spray. If I know it will be more than a few minutes till I am going to paint, I always disconnect the hose from the brush. Quick connects are a wonderful thing! Like I said, we have all done it, but once was enough for me.
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    I just had an amazing idea! They should make air hoses like gas pump hoses... it breaks away and won't pull your custom micron on the floor!!!
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    when I look at the last photo,, it looks like a crack/split up in the nozzle at the left side,
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    I went and rearranged my hoses today cause of you Dimitris -.-
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    well done Husky, I'll follow you on that, after the repair of the micron. Although, I did use it and still sprays without a problem I think. Still got to repair it though to get rid of the worrying...
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    It's a horrible thing to happen and it has happened to most of I'm sure, I was lucky when it happened to because it was only a Neo that got damaged, but the experience was enough to teach me to get a quick release set and take all future brushes off the hose when having to pay them down, even then I would place the brush right to back of my desk as soon as it came off the hose so nothing could come in contact with it, even with preventive measures though, some accidents can be a result of trying to hard to protect it, I bent a needle by hitting the wall at the back of my desk because I didn't replace the needle protector:eek:

    I hope you get up and running again soon:)
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    I was thinking, you can hang the air hose so the airbrush never touches the ground?
    a long flexible elastic on the hose, which when you stand on the air hose and the airbrush releases it can not completely touch the ground
    it may look stupid but maybe there are other ideas :)
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    maybe such as a long flexible antenna mounted near your workplace where you attached your air hose
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    Patrick you're the boss! I just remembered that I have (somewhere) an old TV extendable antenna which I can mount onto the bench! :thumbsup:
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    I am always looking for a solution,
    also at work until I find one dropping your airbrush can be very expensive, and this will happen anyway!
    happened to me when I accidentally stood on the air hose
    twist the air hose around your forearm, then the chance is small drop the AB :)
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    See you learned another lesson, Don't step on the hose,
    See how easy we learn!:D:D:D. We have all done it ,If it's spraying right use it till you get your new nozzle then before replacement of the nozzle do a spray test,Then after replacement of the nozzle spray next to your first spray with the bad nozzle and see if there's a difference between the two
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    Like Patrick suggests, I always loop my air hose one turn around my forearm while working. That way the hose acts like a lanyard if I drop the brush, and if something catches on the hose farther down, it'll just tug my arm instead of yanking the brush out of my hand. If the brush falls, it might hit the work surface, but it won't hit the floor.

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