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  • Member since
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  • From: Carmel, ny
Pass he airbrush question
Posted by Vett on Monday, November 23, 2020 1:58 PM

Not sure I I can be helped but I have an older paasche vl airbrush the trigger wax stuck and I got it to push own for air the problem is it also sprays paint so I have no control over paint. Any ideas?

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Monday, November 23, 2020 2:15 PM

Have you tried taking it apart for a very thorough cleaning? The VL is about as straightforward as it gets...after eveything is super clean, look for worn or broken parts; broken trigger, broken tension spring, etc.

If you need parts they're available. I get mine from Chicago Airbrush. I've had my VL for decades, and have replaced plenty of parts over time - can't seem to wear it out.

  • Member since
    January 2014
  • From: Carmel, ny
Posted by Vett on Monday, November 23, 2020 3:25 PM

I've taken it apart a couple of times 

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    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Monday, November 23, 2020 5:14 PM

Inside the air valve is a little o ring style seal, it's probably shot causing the plunger to stick. Beyond that it's a full cleaning. You can lube those trigger parts with a little glycerin.

If you need a new air valve the whole assembly is undrr $8 at Midwest Airbrush Supply.

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Monday, November 23, 2020 6:30 PM

I've got a VL, too, yes, it's a straighforward tool, well-designed and pretty rugged, too.  I buy parts directly from Paasche:  

https://www.paascheairbrush.com/

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
    January 2014
  • From: Carmel, ny
Posted by Vett on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 3:38 PM

I think I will give up on this airbrush, every time I connect it to test it's something else either leaking or just not working right. Thanks all for the help

  • Member since
    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:23 PM

Vett

I think I will give up on this airbrush

 

Ya, and then what ?

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 6:36 PM

Well, if you want to throw it away... I'd be glad to have it!

Have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Friday, November 27, 2020 10:41 PM

oldermodelguy
 
Vett

I think I will give up on this airbrush 

Ya, and then what ? 

I suspect he's going to buy a new airbrush.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Sunday, November 29, 2020 4:58 AM

the Baron

 

oldermodelguy

Ya, and then what ? 

I suspect he's going to buy a new airbrush.

That potential exists of course.

  • Member since
    December 2020
  • From: Billings, Montana
Posted by Phil S on Friday, December 4, 2020 1:13 PM

I have 5 VL's, love them.

I have found Coast Airbrush in LA to be a real good source of info and parts. They also do a great repair at a reasonable price. They respond quickly and the answers are always good.

I guess as posted by others, tear it down and clean. I use bristle style pipe cleaners, q-tips and good old lacquer thinner. I also put a drop of airbrush oil on the needle and the fittings. 

Good Luck

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