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  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: West Virginia U.S.A
New badger krome
Posted by Matt B on Monday, March 13, 2017 7:49 PM

I just received my new badger krome yesterday and I was curious if anyone could offer any helpful tips about how to clean/maintain, disassemble and just basically get the most out of it. Ive already studied the manual and watched some tutorials on YouTube, but it never hurts to hear from someone with some hands on experience with it. This is my 1st good airbrush and I'm kinda nervous about messing it up.

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Coatesville, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, March 13, 2017 11:02 PM

Hi Matt! Welcome to the Forums!

The best place to check on here is the Painting & Airbrushing section of these Forums. You'll get a lot of good help there. Just repost your questions there and all kinds of help will come your way.

Hope that this helps.

Jim  Captain

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  • Member since
    July, 2013
Posted by modelmaker66 on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 12:22 AM

Hi!

 

I have a Krome and it is great! Just be careful of the tip, it's really small and easy to loose.

I rarely tear it down.  I use thinned paints. At the end of a painting session I spray lacquer thinner through, not a lot. Then a little simple green. I remove the needle and wipe it down with windex on a napkin, apply some Badger regab needle juice lubricant on the last 1/2 of the needle all the way to the point, reassemble, spray a couple drops more windex through and thats all. You must do it EVERY time you paint, and you will have no problems. This paints better than a high end Iwata or Harder and Steenbeck if taken care of this way every time you use it. You can get the Badger regdab lube on ebay or on line. A bottle  costs about $5.00 and lasts 5 years and I spray a lot.It does make a difference. Enjoy!

  • Member since
    March, 2013
Posted by patrick206 on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 8:40 AM

Hi, Matt -  I have a Krome, given to me by a very good friend. Using it is a bit tricky, it's capable of doing the finest of detail work, I'm afraid my skills are not equal to the abilities of the AB, but it does work extremely well and I enjoy it.

First thing, go check on "Don's Airbrush" website, all things airbrush are found there, including your Krome review and cleaning information. Best time investment you'll make, when getting familiar with your AB

MM66 is spot on, clean it well after each use. Those tiny precision parts don't take kindly to dried paint or other gunk setting up in it. I spray two rinse cups through it, take the front bits off and soak them in lacquer thinner, then wipe down the forward body interior and cup with q-tips, paper towel bits and thinner. I RARELY remove the tiny tip, and it doesn't seem to make any difference whether I do or not.

For cleaning the forward body interior I use interdental cleaning devices, they are covered on Don's site as well. For cleaning the nozzle and tip I use small brushes and a toothpick sanded down to the diameter of the tip small end. That will gently remove any paint resdue inside, but not harm the tip itself. Very little pressure is required, the end of the tip is delicate and should never have anything pressed hard in it.

Like 66 I use Regdab for the needle, a wipe down of it and then a bit of the lube on the forward part of the needle will help the needle and needle bearing. Remember, the needle bearing is adjustable with a tiny screwdriver, but it is sensitive and you may have to try a few times to get it right.

Best of luck with your Krome, it is an excellent bit of precision.

Patrick

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 8:42 AM

fox

Hi Matt! Welcome to the Forums!

The best place to check on here is the Painting & Airbrushing section of these Forums. You'll get a lot of good help there. Just repost your questions there and all kinds of help will come your way.

Hope that this helps.

Jim  Captain

 

I second that recommendation.  In fact, the painting and airbrushing forum is one of a section of forums called Tools, Techniques, and Reference Materials.  That whole section is full of very informative forums- check it out.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: West Virginia U.S.A
Posted by Matt B on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 4:17 PM

Thank you. I noticed that section not long after I originally posted this. I'm still getting familiar with the site. I appreciate everyone's help. 

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