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Finicky Badger Xtreme Patriot 105 Airbrush

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    August 2017
Finicky Badger Xtreme Patriot 105 Airbrush
Posted by John54 on Friday, November 8, 2019 1:58 PM

Hi,

I purchased a new Badger Xtreme Patriot 105 about 6 months ago and have experienced difficulties with it almost from day.  I often have bubbling in the paint cup and it often takes almost a complete disassenmbly and careful cleaning to make it stop.  I've tried replacing or using different needles, paint tips, and heads, but it will still bubble.  Sometimes I can go several days without a problem and sometimes it won't stop until I do the radical cleaning.  I use mostly acrylics, but sometimes lacquers or enamels.

Anyone have similar problems or suggestions for a cure?

Thanks in advance,

John Wood

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 8, 2019 2:16 PM

I've used a 105 for years, no problems.

I would sugest sending it to Badger. They will either fix it or replace it. They have very good customer service.

I sent in my 105 a couple of years ago to be checked and they cleaned it and replaced a seal for free, shipping excluded.

  • Member since
    July 2013
  • From: Chicago area
Posted by modelmaker66 on Friday, November 8, 2019 3:18 PM

Maybe the front is not tightened down properly. Send it to Badger for repair.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, November 9, 2019 9:36 AM

Does that model include a teflon washer between body and nozze piece?  I know on my 150 and 200 models, such backflow of air means it is time to replace that washer.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    October 2008
  • From: Fullerton, Calif.
Posted by Don Wheeler on Saturday, November 9, 2019 11:27 AM

The 105 doesn't have the teflon washer.  Very likely the problem is a poor seal between the nozzle and body.  Both have to be clean and smooth.  A tiny bit of Chapstick or bees wax can help.  If your airbrush has a rubber o-ring between the head and body, remove it.  It makes it difficult to feel when the head is tightened enough.  Finger tight should be plenty.

Don

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