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RidgeRunner

A bit of help for a non-Techie

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Hi all, 

 

Right up front - I'm not a technical chap and I really dont understand how the airbrush works in detail. I just know how it works to the degree that I need to know. So, now I think I have an issue with it. I have a simple Badger 200. On the trigger "column" (for want of a better word) there is a small hole. My question: my airbrush - been excellent for 5+ years - has started splattering out bubbles of paint through this hole. Why? Has a seal gone somewhere? Is there such a thing?

 

All guidance, thoughts etc appreciated. Thanks a lot.

 

Martin

 

 

 

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There's a teflon seal/needle bearing in the body, where the needle fits through and I believe a rubber seal on the trigger assembly. It could spit if the rubber seal has gone. The rubber seal you can change yourself. There used to be a lifetime warranty on the teflon seal and you send it away to Badger to get that changed..

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Thanks Steve. I will look in to that. I guess tha would explain some paint ingress back up the needle? Probably - to me - that indicates the Teflon seal hs failed? Maybe I'm heavy handed with my cleaning?

 

Martin

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4 hours ago, RidgeRunner said:

Thanks Steve. I will look in to that. I guess tha would explain some paint ingress back up the needle? Probably - to me - that indicates the Teflon seal hs failed? Maybe I'm heavy handed with my cleaning?

 

Martin

It's a problem I had with mine quite a bit. I had two seals in as many years..

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Ah ha.... maybe time for a new Airbrush!! ;)

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On 10/9/2019 at 10:51 AM, RidgeRunner said:

maybe time for a new Airbrush!!

Hold your horses there!

 

A Teflon needle bearing will set you back £3-90 from Barwells.

https://barwellbodyworks-shop.com/gb/105-patriot/657-50-046-needle-bearing.html

 

 I’ve got a Badger 200 that’s well over 20 years old, admittedly it’s a bit like ‘Trigger’s broom’, but it still serves me well.

 

Mart

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I understand you need a specialist tool to fit the Teflon bearing?

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I’ve done it with the blunt end of a drill bit (1.5mm?) to push out the old one and a cocktail stick to push in the new one.

There’s probably a ‘how-to’ online somewhere, or better still, here’s a post from on here:

Mart

 

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