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I have an infinity cr plus, which is only a couple of months old. For the last month I have been using the 0.15 setup with no problems, however ........you no it's coming, or else I would not be posting here!
I was in the middle of my latest project, changed colour, and suddenly, bubbles in the paint cap. So I blasted some paint, no good, emptied striped down, cleaned, put back, and the same! After a hour of cleaning and reassembly atempts I gave up and put the parts in soak.
Went back a few hours later and tried again.......bubble bubble.......ahhhhhhhhh

Went to bed!

This morning, fresh and excited to finish my picture, I reassembled and......bubble bubble. I thought through the problem, and could only think it must be a nozzle issue. I examined the nozzle under a magnifying glass, and it has a tiny split down one side. I am very careful with my kit, and clean out after every session, no heavy handed assembly or dropping, so I am a bit surprised.

So to the question, as a beginner I would like your views on if is this normal / expected, just part of typical maintenance or have I been unluckily or done something wrong? I have ordered a replacement, so I will just have to wait a few days without my airbrush fix.
 
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These air brush nozzles are wafer thin at the point and I have split them by being heavy handed and pushing a needle in too hard!
I alway, always keep spares now. I just thought that split nozzles were the norm and never even gave it a thought.
It's good that you discovered this and now know to put it on your "things to check" list when your brush is playing up :)
 
Oddball has you covered Nikn i had to replace my nozzle on my Neo just a couple of days ago and just like you im really careful, just one of those things.
 
Thanks guys, very helpful to know it not just me. I think I better get a spare, and maybe a second brush....um now how do I get that passed the misses!
 
Thanks guys, very helpful to know it not just me. I think I better get a spare, and maybe a second brush....um now how do I get that passed the misses!
now theres somethings we cant help with lol you could get her a bunch of flowers the same day your new AB arrives might cushion the blow
 
now theres somethings we cant help with lol you could get her a bunch of flowers the same day your new AB arrives might cushion the blow

I could paint her some flowers with the new brush, specialist AB just for flowers, and it was in the sale!:malicious:
 
The sale angle always works! I start by dropping hints that I need a new brush but the one I really want is just too expensive and I inflate the price and I mention it as much as I can without being obvious, then I say HEY, I just found that AB I've been dreaming about and it's in a sale!!!! By this time SWMBO usually says, "just get it then and stop going on about it" Bingo!
I don't consider it lying, not compared with all her shoes and bloody hand bags not to mention when she puts on a dress saying when asked, "what this old thing? I've had it ages" but with the price tag still attached :sus:
 
The sale angle always works! I start by dropping hints that I need a new brush but the one I really want is just too expensive and I inflate the price and I mention it as much as I can without being obvious, then I say HEY, I just found that AB I've been dreaming about and it's in a sale!!!! By this time SWMBO usually says, "just get it then and stop going on about it" Bingo!
I don't consider it lying, not compared with all her shoes and bloody hand bags not to mention when she puts on a dress saying when asked, "what this old thing? I've had it ages" but with the price tag still attached :sus:

Lol very devious Marty, but effective. Women and shoes and handbags.... Deadly and expensive combination
 
My hubby is very lucky in that regard. I don't think I have ever spent more than £8 on a bag, hate shoe shopping and hardly ever buy new clothes..I don't drink or smoke either! May I suggest that you gen up on airbrush manicures.....?
 
I have an infinity cr plus, which is only a couple of months old. For the last month I have been using the 0.15 setup with no problems, however ........you no it's coming, or else I would not be posting here!
I was in the middle of my latest project, changed colour, and suddenly, bubbles in the paint cap. So I blasted some paint, no good, emptied striped down, cleaned, put back, and the same! After a hour of cleaning and reassembly atempts I gave up and put the parts in soak.
Went back a few hours later and tried again.......bubble bubble.......ahhhhhhhhh

Went to bed!

This morning, fresh and excited to finish my picture, I reassembled and......bubble bubble. I thought through the problem, and could only think it must be a nozzle issue. I examined the nozzle under a magnifying glass, and it has a tiny split down one side. I am very careful with my kit, and clean out after every session, no heavy handed assembly or dropping, so I am a bit surprised.

So to the question, as a beginner I would like your views on if is this normal / expected, just part of typical maintenance or have I been unluckily or done something wrong? I have ordered a replacement, so I will just have to wait a few days without my airbrush fix.

When you tighten down your air cap...do you do it with the needle in or out of the airbrush. If you ever attempt to tighten your air cap with the needle in place and the needle chuck locked, you will split the nozzle.
 
When you changed color, did you slide the needle out a little and spray the remainder out? I've split a nozzle just pushing the needle back in more than once. As far as buying another airbrush, just grow a pair and order it lol. If I want something and I have the money, I'm going to get it. Couples shouldn't control each other, I've already got one so called mom, I don't need 2 of them.
 
When you tighten down your air cap...do you do it with the needle in or out of the airbrush. If you ever attempt to tighten your air cap with the needle in place and the needle chuck locked, you will split the nozzle.

No I don't think so, but thanks for the advice, I will watch out in future in case.
 
When you changed color, did you slide the needle out a little and spray the remainder out? I've split a nozzle just pushing the needle back in more than once. As far as buying another airbrush, just grow a pair and order it lol. If I want something and I have the money, I'm going to get it. Couples shouldn't control each other, I've already got one so called mom, I don't need 2 of them.

I did pull the needle in and out while blasting, to clean out any blockage ( airbrush tutor style) which I guess must have been when I did it. I will be much more carful next time. Still all good learning experience.

Actually the missis never says a word, but it gets a few funny comments.:D
I was looking at a badger krome, which if I recall you are not a fan of. I also looked at the micron's which the version 1 models are on sale. My main concern is that the spares are very expensive in comparison, especially if I am as hand fisted as I have been. I would be interested in your view.
 
I haven't tried a krome so can't say anything. The renegade series is what I don't like. Honestly just get what appeals to you. I've tried a lot of brushes over the years, and still have others I want to try like the h&s. I think the key is having somewhere close by that you can get spare parts for your brush of choice. I order all my stuff since I live in the middle of know here, so I get multiple replacements. I've made friends with Mike learn over the years so I get my parts pretty fast. I know I mention the mojo a lot like a sponsor or something, but I just find I really love the control and the fact that it's a finicky ab to first setup appeals to me. You really have to control the brush or it will control you. I just find for the price and price of the parts, it suits my needs. $20 for an iwata or richpen needle, or $10 for a mojo needle. Just savings imo and it performs amazingly. The cost of a full head replacement is barely the cost of an iwata needle. I've never split a nozzle on a mojo or richpen, but I've split 3 on an iwata. Once I excrement you not while inserting the needle then sneezing lol. Japanese nozzles are so tiny and have very little surface area for strength. The mojo nozzle is designed to be stronger, and it will in fact take a Japanese nozzle as well. Same size and threads, just better construction of parts imo. Nothing to do with the fact it's american made, in fact when I first found out it was being made with a paashe talon, I started looking for a new brand.
 
When you changed color, did you slide the needle out a little and spray the remainder out? I've split a nozzle just pushing the needle back in more than once. As far as buying another airbrush, just grow a pair and order it lol. If I want something and I have the money, I'm going to get it. Couples shouldn't control each other, I've already got one so called mom, I don't need 2 of them.
Just to square this comment off.
It's not a case of "just grow a pair" Justin!
Not everyone is fortunate enough to have their own money. In my marriage we have always put everything in the same pot but since my heart problem I'm still jobless so my wife is the bread winner so of course I must defer to her.
Oh, and my mum died when I was 12 ............ nuff said
 
All in humor. Everyone has different situations and things that make them tick. I'm a bit of a narcissis so I've always lived it's my way or no way. Probably why I have virtually no friends and yeah lol. Oh well we are all different, was just playing around. I just Don't grasp the concept of someone else controlling what you can and can't do. My wife has never worked, she admits she doesn't want to (of course who the hell does unless it's your passion you work in) so I'm the sole breadwinner. I take care of her and my mother in law and whatever else needs to be done, but other then that it's my money. If you don't contribute to the pot, you don't deserve half, regardless what the law says.
 
:confused:I only asked about a split nozzle..........

Good job I didn't mention the needle. :rolleyes:
 
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