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Stuck tip on my badger renegade DA

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  • Member since
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  • From: Upstate South Carolina
Stuck tip on my badger renegade DA
Posted by Murphy's Law on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 4:18 PM

Any tips on removing a stuck tip? airbrush hasn’t been used in about 6 months and apparently some dried paint has it stuck. I got the needle out fine but the tip won’t budge. I’ve tried soaking in lacquer thinner but nothing so far. I really don’t want to damage it.

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 4:51 PM

You could try heating it with a hair dryer. Sometimes the heating and cooling will give a kick to help loosen things up.

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 5:19 PM

Yep sometimes heat, sometime packing it in ice.

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:41 PM

Try some Testors Universal Acrylic Airbrush Cleaner. Put a few drops on the tip area and just let it soak. That stuff will remove just about any dried paint, acrylic or enamel, given enough time to sit on the area. 

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 11:03 PM

Pinch it with your fingers and gently wiggle back and forth. It's a conical force fit. By bending it left/right that will rock it outwards.

Clean it more thoroughly.

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Posted by patrick206 on Thursday, July 25, 2019 2:56 PM

GMorrison

Pinch it with your fingers and gently wiggle back and forth. It's a conical force fit. By bending it left/right that will rock it outwards.

Clean it more thoroughly.

 

A perfect recommendation from GM, also you can use two fingers to grip it and rock it in a circular pattern, eventually it will pop out. 

For really stubborn dried residue, I pre-soak the parts in acetone, (finger nail polish remover,) it's about the most aggressive cleaner I've found. A tiny bit of chap stick, or similar, applied to parts during assembly can be very helpful for preventing them from getting stuck.

If you haven't already, a visit to "Don's Airbrush" website can be very helpful for finding information about this very subject. Well worth the time.

Hope you get it sorted OK.

Patrick

  • Member since
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  • From: Upstate South Carolina
Posted by Murphy's Law on Thursday, July 25, 2019 8:52 PM

Thanks guys.. the hairdryer and a little side pressure popped it loose. I always give a good cleaning after each use but apparently a little residue got between the tip and socket.

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Friday, July 26, 2019 5:52 AM

Put a thin film of bees wax or chapstick ( someone mentioned the chapstick already), even butchers wax will work, on the taper before assembling. Or assembling your aitbrush with glycerin as a lube can help a lot of things.

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