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Discussion in 'Artists Log' started by Pascal-A, Jul 1, 2021.
My airbrush only blows air, not fluids from the cup. I did clean everything and the problem stays.
Maybe the nozzle is damaged.
With out a good seal because of the worn spot towards the bottom you will have problems.
You definitely need a new one.
but the dried paint on the tip isn’t good. If the inside of the nozzle looks like the outside, a good cleaning may help.
I agree with VanGogo, that doesn't look like a 'good clean' and what ever it is that you have been using isn't very effective.
either get some Medea airbrush cleaner (this is what Com-art suggest) or some Createx Restorer - brilliant on acrylic paint and its re-useable so put a small amount in a solvent proof jar/container and put the nozzle in that for an hour or so, then use a long bristled hairy brush to 'poke' out anything in the nozzle. then back into the soaking solution. (the restorer is reusable so just seal the jar/container when you are done
I'd also suggest buying a jewellers loupe (small magnifying glass) to check the nozzle.
Once you consider its clean, reassemble your brush and try spraying water again, it should be spraying well if you have successfully cleaned the nozzle, got the needle seated correctly in the nozzle (don't push it to hard when you are inserting it) and the needle chuck at the back is sufficiently tight.
get a little bit of chapstick on the threads of the bits at the front end to seal any small air leaks
If its still not spraying then yes, a new nozzle would be the quickest way to get it working again.
I will try it again with an hour in the airbrush cleaner (createx).
I also have the Iwata cleaning set now.
No, it doesn't spray. I need a new nozzle
(maybe the fact that I dropped it also has something to do with it).
Dropping them is almost a guarantee that you’ll need a new nozzle AND needle !
Can Confirm. (Anybody else watch Letterkenny?)
**** runs to Google *****
I only ordered 2 new nozzles, not the needle because it looked fine.
If the drop damaged the nozzle then the needle is probably damaged too
How can the needle be damaged when only the nozzle fell?
on first sight I thought there is an Ice Cream on that nozzle
I’m sorry, I assumed you dropped a working airbrush. No need for a needle then
Off topic but had to google Letterkenny too and if its the show then its pretty funny, allegedly
need to find somewhere to watch it all now
Ok back to the topic, hope the new nozzles sort out the problem
HULU has it. To be fair……… It is very funny!
oh………………….dirty damaged nozzles are bad
I received the 2 new nozzles I ordered, replaced the old nozzle with the new and did a test with water. It works fine.
And when I empty the cup it goes much faster than with the old nozzle. I think that one was damaged for a while or partially stuck with paint.
Glad You got it sorted
Now I can try to finish the drawing.
The nose is difficult to get the right colors at the right place.
I think you are doing well.
In this phase it is more important that the shapes are right.
Don't worry too much about the color just yet.
In the next layers there is still enough room to make adjustments.