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airbrush adapter ?
Posted by Vett on Friday, June 25, 2021 3:58 PM

I just bought a badger 105 patriot airbrush. How can i tell what size adapter I need to connect it to my comp.

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Saturday, June 26, 2021 8:45 AM

Badger to 1/4" is what I used. Got it from Amazon . Be careful selecting male/ female ends according to your needs. Course too, my compressor has 1/4" outlet.

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Posted by rocketman2000 on Saturday, June 26, 2021 9:22 AM

I believe the Badger in 1/8 PT.  Local hardware stores usually carry a wide range of such adapters.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Vett on Saturday, June 26, 2021 9:34 AM

Thanks I saw the 13 piece set on Amazon I guess I'll try that

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Posted by Vett on Saturday, June 26, 2021 10:35 AM

My comp. is zeny/ master what is yours?

 

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Saturday, June 26, 2021 11:05 AM

Oh my compressor is a regular old fashioned portable compressor with wheels and all, 8 gallon lol. I bought a single adapter for Passche and another for Badger and put a regular shop connector at the end of each hose. I have a secondary regulator that came with a bag of adaptors and that had one to fit my Ganzton airbrush, so I put another shop connector on that hose ( shop quick connectors like you see at home depot or harbor freight or a gas station).

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Posted by Vett on Sunday, June 27, 2021 3:56 PM

so i ordered a set from amazon should get tomarrow hope they work

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Monday, June 28, 2021 6:09 AM

Vett

so i ordered a set from amazon should get tomarrow hope they work

 

You'll know today but in most likelyhood you will find something in there that works. You might want some plumbers tape or pipe dope on hand. The quick connect fitting on my compressor went bad right from the factory and always had a small leak in the threads to begin with, I replaced it with an all brass one from HF and used plumbers tape on the nipple threads.. It will hold air now for days between sessions, so well that  I just periodically air it up, so my paint sessions are basically silent. Years ago I always used pipe dope.

 Let us know how you make out.

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Posted by Vett on Monday, June 28, 2021 7:33 PM

I received the adapters today and it doesn't screw on all the way so I applied some plumbers tape to it and no leaks, see what happens

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 5:26 AM

Vett

I received the adapters today and it doesn't screw on all the way so I applied some plumbers tape to it and no leaks, see what happens

 

For clarity, it Doesn't screw all the way on the compressor or airbrush hose ?

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Posted by Vett on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 8:04 AM
  • Right only about two turns
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Posted by EdGrune on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 9:51 AM

That tells me that you may be mixing threads.  Coarse vs fine. Metric vs Imperial.  

Take what you have to the local hardware store - not a big box like Lowe's, Home Despot, or Menards.  Find the oldest guy in the plumbing/gas fitting department and tell him what you are trying to do.  He (she) will likely be able to fix you right up

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 10:02 AM

A large auto parts store like Napa usually will have brass adapter fittings as well.  Take the AB with you, and what you're adapting to.

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 11:00 AM

[quote user="Vett"]

  • The compressor: I've heard it's  a common problem with the Master compressors to be difficult to fit aftermarket fittings.
  • The airbrush hose: Badger is Badger, people like to call it a pipe thread but it's really straight thread with a seat on Badger hoses. You said you have no leaks so the hose must be seating.
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Posted by Vett on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 12:24 PM

So I thought I test the airbrush with water, a soon as I pushed down on the trigger it started spraying without pulling back so I figured all I had to do was loosen the collar and push the needle forward that did the trick. So it sprays water fine now to try paint. 

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