Badger Krome horrible quality? Or just me?

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New Krome came in from Chicago Airbrush Supply yesterday, threw some paint in it and started going. Right away the paint came out by just pushing down, still does it after deep cleaning. Switched out to the alternative needle and tip, still doing it. Defective or what?
 
First check the nozzle for cracks. and ensure you have the regulator tightened down good,
I also switched the 2 pronged cap to the cap I could get to the needle.
But you may have gotten a defected on. but being you switch to the .3 set up and it still does the dame thing it may have a burr where the nozzle sits.
 
From the factory, sometimes the needle isn't seated all the way for transporting. If you have reseated the needle, it may be a dirty or damaged nozzle.
 
First check the nozzle for cracks. and ensure you have the regulator tightened down good,
I also switched the 2 pronged cap to the cap I could get to the needle.
But you may have gotten a defected on. but being you switch to the .3 set up and it still does the dame thing it may have a burr where the nozzle sits.

No cracks, regulator good, switched pronged cap as well.
 
From the factory, sometimes the needle isn't seated all the way for transporting. If you have reseated the needle, it may be a dirty or damaged nozzle.

I even switched out the needle. Still doing it
 
First check the nozzle for cracks. and ensure you have the regulator tightened down good,
I also switched the 2 pronged cap to the cap I could get to the needle.
But you may have gotten a defected on. but being you switch to the .3 set up and it still does the dame thing it may have a burr where the nozzle sits.

The nozzle isnt supposed to twist on, is it? It just sits in there with the cap over it, correct? Because mine doesnt twist.
 
Badger ship there airbrushes with the needle not completely pushed in to protect the needle, so it would be normal for your airbrush to shoot paint if you haven't put the needle all in before starting to paint, now when you cleaned it did you take the head apart, because there are small parts in there that are held in place by the cap. here is a video where you can see clearly all the parts, make sure none are missing :)

Badger KROME Disassembly & Assembly by Lester Bursley - YouTube
 
Badger ship there airbrushes with the needle not completely pushed in to protect the needle, so it would be normal for your airbrush to shoot paint if you haven't put the needle all in before starting to paint, now when you cleaned it did you take the head apart, because there are small parts in there that are held in place by the cap. here is a video where you can see clearly all the parts, make sure none are missing :)

Badger KROME Disassembly & Assembly by Lester Bursley - YouTube

I tried painting before taking it apart, had that problem. Then I tightened the needle, same problem. Then I swapped needles and nozzle, still nothing. Then I took it apart and did that. I know nothings missing, and if it is they gave it to me with missing parts. I took it apart over a black table so I could see the parts perfect!
 
........when you took it apart did you make sure to gently push the needle all the way to the front of the AB untiil it stopped? Both times, if your a careful person you could have likely duplicated the same problem by trying to put the needle back at near the same amount of exposure as before. I did. Then after an "Oh crap" moment got answers from a few folks here on what I was doing wrong. Fortunately for me I always look for small parts and didn't lose the lil cap inside the cover.

If your still getting spray on JUST pushing down then it sounds like the needle wasn't pushed forward far enough.
 
Email ken at the aol email address that is how I always contact him..I do not believe he uses the gmail anymore.

That is why I put both down. He was in the middle of changing it last time I had to email him but I thought it went from AOL to gmail..
But I have be wrong before , I think it was when Noah was building the ark....LMAO It aint goona rain:D
 
when i clean my renegades i usually carefully place the nozzle over the needle with the needle chucking nut loose so the needle moves in and out smoothly Thain i place the hold down ring over the front of the airbrush and slide it back just to make sure the nozzle doesn't seat itself crooked Thain i hand tighten the hold down ring and Thain screw on the regulator . and with the needle chuck still loose i like to make sure the needle moves in and out easily I Thain place the needle all the way forward with out pushing it hard you just want it to stop and i give it i light spin to make sure its all the way forward and tighten the needle chuck thats it .. the regulator with the horns is the ultra fine regulator the onr with out is the heavy regulator if you want the hornless one you have to order it separately .
also do not instal the heavy needle with the super fine nozzle installed you WILL crack the nozzle. if you have a strong magnifying loop or a lens you can examine the parts with that would be best . when i was your age i had perfect vision and even then i would not be able to see a super fine fracture in the side of mu nozzle all it takes is a tiny crack thats going to be to small to see with the un aided eye or dirty nozzle again to small for the un aided eye
 
its the aol one i just checked my email he switched back to the old one if you send him an email to theg mail address you will get a message back saying to send it to the aol address also the badger krome is an awesome airbrush but its also delicate and easy to damage the needle and nozzle i don't rely recommend it to beginners now lets see a nice sheet of those dagger strokes i told you to practice its just like piano Beethoven didn't become a classic composer goofing around with his piano he became great because his father screamed at him to practice his scales over and over a piano player learns how to play piano by practicing major and minor scales and there's also jazz scales clasical scales and they all need to be practiced even by pros its tha same with air brush i am not painting any more until i get to florida but tomorrow before i ship out my air brushes i might just do an hour or two of practice daggers and circles before i ship my air brushes and im away from them for two weeks
 
Do they test them before they leave the factory?

It is possible, although unlikely with the newer cnc style machining, that the bore may be off center enough that the needle just can't make a seal with the nozzle.
 
Bit late I know ...but if the nozzle wasn't cleaned after the first use then paint would have dried in there and the needle would not seat properly , so your back to the same problem ! the krome I find is a great airbrush.... Only posting this to help others with the same problem,


Allan
 
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