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Need help disassembling Paasche AB turbo

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting!' started by revrurik, Apr 11, 2019.


  1. revrurik

    revrurik Young Tutorling

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    Someone gave me a Paasche AB Turbo airbrush over the weekend. After looking at parts breakdowns and YouTube videos, I started taking it apart. However, I can't get the top & bottom shaft bearings (the screws under the top & bottom of the turbo cylinder) out or even loose. I'm afraid of stripping the screws by using too much force.

    Does anyone know of a technique, solvent or solution that would help loosen these? Turbo_Top.jpg Turbo_Bottom.jpg
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    Robbyrockett2 Air-Valve Autobot! Very Likeable!

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    I guess you could always grind yourself a custom ish straight flute style extractor on the back end of a little drill bit.
    Or just get a small left hand drill bit.set, it would likely grab it and unscrew it.

    A long soak in vinegar may take away any corrosion that's caused them to seize.
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    they don't look broken to me. There are cover screws in both the cover and bottom that hide these bearing screws. BUT, if they were previously over-tightened, they may be jammed. Once jammed, they can be a b!t(h to get out. They can be purchased from Paasche, so do whatever you have to to get them out - an extractor sounds like the best idea.
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    Hey there, you've got a couple of things to start you out... now how about an intro... :) Welcome dragon.jpg
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    Use a 2.5mm flat head screwdriver to remove them, I have one from Snap-On that's a perfect fit. The screwdriver included with the AB has a handle too small to get any leverage.

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