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Trouble Shooting Guide

PROBLEM

CAUSE

SOLUTION

1. Spitting

 

Dirty Airbrush

 

Soak head, tip & needle in cleaning solution for 10 minutes, then rinse and reassemble.
  Low Air Pressure Adjust air pressure.
  Needle bent or kinked: Paint tip clogged or damaged Replace needle or paint tip.
  Water in hose Apply a moisture trap or filter to the hose or compressor.  If you already have one, then it may be time to empty it.
2. Airbrush is spraying a double line Bent Needle Replace Needle
3. Bent Needle Jamming needle tip Replace Needle
4. Split Tip Pushing needle too far into airbrush Replace tip
5. Bubbling in cup or reservoir Dried paint on tip or needle Clean Needle
  Loose Head Tighten Head
  Damaged Head or Tip Replace Head or Tip
6. Spattering Kink in hose, resulting in loss of pressure Straighten hose
  Leak in hose Check for air leak
  Dirty airbrush

 

Soak Head Assembly & Needle in cleaning solution for 10 minutes, rinse and reassemble.
  Bent needle Replace Needle
  Split tip Replace Tip
7. Coarse or Spotted Spray Air pressure too low Adjust air pressure
  Paint consistency too thick Add drops of distilled water to the paint and mix
  Not pushing down on the trigger all the way when releasing paint Push all the way down on the trigger while simultaneously pulling back to release paint.
  Damaged tip Replace Tip
8. Color not spraying

 

No airbrush paint in color cup, paint reservoir, or bottle Put paint in cup

 

  Loose Head Tighten Head
  Clogged paint tip

 

 

 

Pull needle out, fill cup with cleaner, put needle back in and push down and pull all the way back on trigger to try and shoot paint out.  Replace tip if you have let paint build up in tip too much w/o cleaning.
  Chuck nut loose Tighten chuck nut finger tight
  Bent Needle Replace needle
  Dirty airbrush: Stuck needle: Bubbling in cup Soak Head, Tip & Needle in cleaner for 10 minutes, rinse and reassemble.
  Trigger not assembled properly Reassemble trigger so that it feels “springy”.
9. Trigger releases paint instead of air Needle incorrectly positioned in tip Loosen needle chuck, then insert needle farther into tip, without forcing.
10. Too much paint released Pulling trigger all the way back To get the desired paint flow, start by pushing down first for air and then pulling back slowly.
11. No airflow or inadequate pressure

 

Loose hose connection

 

Tighten hose connection using pliers or a wrench.  Apply Teflon where hose connects to compressor to assure an airtight seal.
  Compressor not plugged in Plug in compressor
  Blocked, damaged, or broken air valve Remove what is blocking the valve or replace air valve.
  Empty CO2 tank Replace tank
12. Paint pouring from tip of airbrush Cracked or damaged paint tip Replace tip
13. Paint cracked on the nail after sealed with topcoat Can be due to the chemistry of the paint with the topcoat Try an airbrush sealer

 

  Too much opaque paint is sprayed on too quickly Slowly build up the layer of opaque paint to the desired color
  Too much “white base” paint Apply a thinner coat of white
14. Paint scratched or streaked while applying topcoat Top coat not covering every bristle of the brush Make sure the entire brush is covered with topcoat.
15. Color wears off client’s nails the next day Base coat isn’t “grabbing on” to the color Try using a Hard Body Sealer as base coat
16. Airbrushed stencil designs not showing up over color Background color too dark Spray your stencil design in white first, then go back with stencil and spray desired color.
 

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