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  • Member since
    August 2004
  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Badger Patriot problem
Posted by cwalker3 on Monday, February 20, 2023 3:52 PM

When spraying my airbrush I had air bubbling back up through the the bowl. I know to clean the small orifice on the front end of the brush when this happens, but what if this doesn't solve the problem? I've had this problem with two other Patriot brushes to the point where I binned them and started over with a new one. I love the brush but am now wondering if this is just something common to this brush, or if I'm doing something wrong.

Any help is appreciated.

Cary

 


  • Member since
    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Monday, February 20, 2023 5:01 PM

Wow, I wouldn't toss them since Badger is good about addressing problems that may crop up. With the 105 we have had reports from others who own them of a fine crack in the nozzle so it doesn't seat properly, for the same result you've been getting. One was a body issue but Badger handled it for him.

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, February 20, 2023 5:37 PM

oldermodelguy

Wow, I wouldn't toss them since Badger is good about addressing problems that may crop up. With the 105 we have had reports from others who own them of a fine crack in the nozzle so it doesn't seat properly, for the same result you've been getting. One was a body issue but Badger handled it for him.

 

Yup, that sort of blowback is usually indicative of a leaking seal where the air and paint should be mixing internally. Badger is supposed to guarantee their airbrushes for a lifetime, so contact the company and see about what you need to do to get it sent to them and repaired. I sure would never throw one away. I have one myself, and it's a great airbrush.

 

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  • Member since
    August 2004
  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posted by cwalker3 on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 9:56 AM

Thank you both. I wasn't aware of the lifetime guarantee so I'll definitely be sending my last one back.

Cary

 


  • Member since
    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 10:26 AM

cwalker3

Thank you both. I wasn't aware of the lifetime guarantee so I'll definitely be sending my last one back.

 

If you ever get an inclination to toss another one,several people here I'm sure would be interested in taking possession of it lol !! So give a shout out before it hits the bin.Big Smile

  • Member since
    March 2013
Posted by patrick206 on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 4:24 PM

cwalker3

When spraying my airbrush I had air bubbling back up through the the bowl. I know to clean the small orifice on the front end of the brush when this happens, but what if this doesn't solve the problem? I've had this problem with two other Patriot brushes to the point where I binned them and started over with a new one. I love the brush but am now wondering if this is just something common to this brush, or if I'm doing something wrong.

Any help is appreciated.

 

CW -

The 105 Patriot is indeed a very good, all around utility airbrush. Capable of broad coverage, as well as moderately fine area details, such as camo. The fact that your experience seems to have been troublesome, makes it appear that either the front parts are being damaged by handling/cleaning, or the same parts are not being thoroughly cleaned.

Do you still have the manual? If not you can download it from the Badger homepage. I'd also recommend that you check out "Don's Airbrush" site, you'll find specific info about the 105 there. The design of the 105 is just a simple and rugged unit, but some items do require care and cleanliness. I'm able to think of only a couple of things that may be leading to your issues.

Looking at your manual parts list, the three front parts need to be cleaned well after use, the little cone shaped bit called 41-003, forward of it is 51-071, in the very front is what I think is called the regulator, 41-033. When I'm finished painting I disassemble the front bits and soaked them in laquer thinner for a few minutes, then clean them carefully with cotton buds. If any paint residue is left on those parts, the assembly cannot be sealed well for use. Strong magnification will confirm whether any paint remains.

The little cone shaped part is easy to damage, the fine end is fairly delicate. If it gets split bubbles will appear in the cup. There is no fix for that it's a parts replacement, if there is a split it's seen by magnification. When assembling the airbrush following cleaning, tighten the front bits first, then advance the needle to set it for painting. Avoid lots of force when tightening parts, those are some fine threads and only need so much torque for securing.

Good luck with getting it sorted, and yes, Badger will stand by the customer when sorting problems. Let us know when you get it back in order.

Patrick

 

 

 

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