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Discussion in 'Airbrushes' started by AJ Dragon, Aug 15, 2019.


  1. AJ Dragon

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    Hi

    I have an airbrush that I want to get working again. I did some searching and it looks just like a old style Badger 200, but there is no stamped name on the one I have, and the blue end cap is different.

    Here is my question.

    What goes inside of the blue end cap?
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    yeah, I'm going to say that it is unusual to see a model 200 with that sort of handle. Usually they have a pass thru for the needle, along with the chuck at the rear to adjust the needle with.
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    Hi

    I am starting to get the feeling that the handle is not the original handle.
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    That handle reminds me the one from badger 150 I think? Looks very similar...
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    the handle is from any of the double action brushes in the series, 100, 150 etc... but, for sure a double action, not single action. It was probably from a 150
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    Hi

    I got an actual old stile Badger 200 yesterday, and all of the parts swap right over. I just figured it used a different needle adjusting system, but that does not seem to be the case.
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    I just got in a very early Badger 100. There are no markings pressed, stamped or engraved into the body, only a metallic sticker with brand and serial number printed on it. If the sticker was removed, could explain why there are no markings on the body of your sample.

    badger100 old1.jpg
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    Thanks for the info about the sticker, that would explain why the parts on the stamped version fit so well onto the unmarked version. I also ordered up the proper handle. Now I need to find out what the difference is between the fine, medium, and heavy nozzles are.
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    Hi

    I have it back in usable condition, with a heavy nozzle and needle. The external mix air brush in the pictures has a rod sticking out of the paint tube, is that supposed to be there, I cant find a manual for it so I do not know for sure.

    Here are some pic's.
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    This is what @DaveG lives for lol

    C’mon Dave.. .. show us what ya got :D
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    hahahaha, All I got is I don't think that belongs there :eek:. I would guess at the owner used the rod for cleaning the tube, and that made a convenient place to store it.
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    It looks like a piece of coat hanger.....
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