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Patriot 105 xtreme problems

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    July 2019
Patriot 105 xtreme problems
Posted by dazboots on Monday, July 1, 2019 7:55 AM

Not had my airbrush long but im running into problems. the air controll dial at the bottom to change pressure leaks air from it. and now and then i keep getting paint going back into the trigger and coming out. its really doing my head it its been stripped and cleaned about 10 times, and i used jewellery cleaner. does anyone know what this could be.  thanks in advance.

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Posted by Aaron Skinner on Monday, July 1, 2019 9:41 AM

If you have paint blowing back into trigger, there may be something wrong with the packing — the O-ring that fits around the needle. It may be worn and not making a good seal or the fitting may be loose.


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Posted by Don Wheeler on Monday, July 1, 2019 11:47 AM

As Aaron wrote, if you have paint leaking into the trigger area, the needle bearing is leaking. Badger does not recommend that you try to change it yourself, and they will do it free for life.  I would contact them.

If you have been cleaning too agressively, you may have damaged or even ejected the needle bearing.  It's very tiny.  Looking in from the front of the airbrush it looks like a tiny white ring.

The air leak from the little MAC valve is something else.  It's due to clearance in the threads.  A tiny leak isn't going to hurt anything and you can reduce it by applying a little Chapstick to the threads.  But, complain about it to Badger and see what they say.  Maybe they have a better fix.


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