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    I am having huge airbrush problems. I bought a airbrush and it only worked for one day[it was used]. I thought it might have been clogged but I cleaned it real good and air blows freely but I still can not get the make up to come threw[I made sure the part on the gun that feeds the paint in was not clogged either]. Also all I could get the gun to do was make thick lines when I need thin lines for my face paint. I heard if I take the front off all the way to the needle it gives out thin lines but could not try it do to the gun not working. What do you guys think the problem is with the gun[the compressor is blowing out consistent and there is no problems with the line I am STUMPED]. Also its not the paint you have to dilute so I do not know. Also how do you make thin lines with the gun. THANX
     

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    You only have one head for the brush?

    Different heads are meant to be screwed onto the tip of the brush, some make thin lines some make thick lines, but to me it still sounds like it's a makeup issue. If the air is fine, and you can see and feel that the air is being blown properly, you either have a clog in your feeder (is it a bottom or top feed gun?) or it's your makeup....is your compressor attached to the airbrush? as in, are you using a small compressor that came with the airbrush, or are you using a real compressor?? maybe you feel the air coming out but the psi may be too low... we really need more information to help you out.
     

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    Basic operational procedures regardless of airbrush

    But it would help to know what model, type etc of airbrush. Not all airbrushes are created equal.

    paint should be the consistency of milk
    pressure at 30 to 35 psi, lower if you are trying to get very thin lines.

    Where most clogs happen is in the tip right where the needle peaks through. You have to remove the tip and take an old needle and scrape inside the tip and pull out the clog.
    YOu also want to always strain the paint so you don't get improper mixed paint and chunks in the bottle or feed.

    Have you read any instructions on how to use the airbrush.
    It helps to know what the parts terms are. body, tip, cap
    Also, if you airbrush starts spitting, then you are getting clogged or you have water in your lines. It would help to have a water trap at the base of your airbrush air line.

    etc...
     

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    Of course the gun is hooked up to the air compressor how else would air be blowing threw. The gun and compressor is paasche and the compressor is 1/10 horse power. It is a bottom feeder gun and it just seems like it does not want to suck the paint up. The paint is the same thickness as milk. Maybe there is just not enough psi and I need to go by something new.
     

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    1/10 HP is a really weak compressor. I recommend 1/5HP or stronger, we ask a lot of them and the smaller ones will overheat and blow.
    Try running water through your airbrush, If it shoots water then it should shoot well mixed paint. Is the paint clumpy?was it allowed to get real cold or real hot? is it old?
    I normally paint at 40psi, so try upping the pressure a bit.
    Allen H
     

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    Paasche is a good brand of air brush. You cant go wrong unless the airbrush is not complete.
    But Allan is right. If you put water in a bottle and it shoots that then you know your paint is either too thick or your air pressure is too low.
    Also check the vent on the bottle. If it is clogged it won't pull anything.
    Or if the paint is shooting up out of the vent then you have a complete clog that is blocking air and paint.
     

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