Hey guys, I bought a Badger Crescendo brand new from a yard sale a while back for $10. I have previously used a no name brand airbrush I picked up at a flea market which was a complete waste of money and the cause of much frustration. I had hoped that the new airbrush would preform considerably better, which it did before the first cleaning even with crappy water based acrylic paint. During the first cleaning I managed to ruin the medium sized tip not knowing that the back cap was to be used as a punch to remove it. After a complete cleaning and a change of tip and needle to the largest size I found I was unable to keep a constant flow of paint with acrylics which were thinned with windex. I have since then purchased createx pre-thinned airbrush paint, completely cleaned my airbrush by boiling it, read the instruction manual from cover to cover and made sure all the pieces were accounted for and in their proper place. I have tried using both the smallest and largest tips and needles but I am still having a problem with the paint clogging. The airbrush will initially lay down paint (I usually have to move the needle back and fourth a few times) but after a few seconds either stop all together or spit out a huge glob of paint. shaking the brush a few times while spraying off to the side will reset it (for lack of a better term) and the problem starts all over. I have tried thinning the paint, though I believe it is already thin enough, but that produces spidery lines from the paint being blown away when it hits the piece even after the smallest amount of thinner. I have done my fair share of painting with gravity fed paint guns, siphon guns, and even gelcoat cup guns, and I know how the tools work but I cant seem to solve this problem. The only thing I can think of that may be the problem is the nylon bushing in the housing ahead of the trigger that the needle goes through. Once it came out of place and the paint backed up into the trigger area however it appears to be in good shape and in its proper place. If anyone can help me with this problem I would really appreciate it. Also, if someone could let me know what the proper air pressure would be and the proper consistency of the paint that would be great. Thanks guys.