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I have a question about airbrushing............

June 18 2012 at 9:50 PM
Ron Hetherington  (Login veezerboy)
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I use an HP-C with a .2 needle, I had it converted guts and all, anyway when I sprayed my camo on, I got a lot of overspray. Before I applied it, I was using a test model and played with the paint and air presure and could not get it to spray without the overspray spotting, so I said screw it with the hopes of the weathering fading most of it in.

Anyway I used Tamiya thinned with Tamiya lacquer thinner. Now I was under the impression that it should be "milkish" in body, but should it have been thinned even more?? Air pressure was tried from 10 to 25 psi but I settled on 15 because either pressure did not clear up the issue. I thought that maybe the needle was bent, so I put in a new one and that did not work.

As far back as I can remember, I have always had this issue, but just can't seem to get it straight, even after watching a Mig/Adam dvd.

Just wondering if anyone else has had this issue and found the fix?? Maybe I have to go back the the .3 needle. I did the .2 just for camo. Or maybe purchase a newer model gun.


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  1. Thin your paint more, and turn the PSI down... - Scott Gentry on Jun 18, 2012, 10:07 PM
  3. Thinner paint and less psi - Brian Cavet on Jun 20, 2012, 11:35 AM
    1. Thanks guys!! I thought I was thin enough. YES Big Bang is outstanding.....nt - Ron Hetherington on Jun 20, 2012, 7:54 PM

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