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  • Aztek problem.

    I'm having a problem with my 12 year old Aztek. Since I know some of you guys use one, I'm wondering if anybody knows what I should do. The problem is this;

    Sometimes, after a good clean, the handpiece sounds like it has an air leak and the spray seems about half as strong. The air sounds kinda 'hollow' or like it's being shot through a tube just to give an idea of the sound. I've tried different nozzles and also checked my compressor. It seems to be the handpiece and it only happens sometimes. Clearly, I need to fix the problem or replace the brush because I can't do what I want to with a sick brush. Any ideas or comments are welcome. Thanks in advance.
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  • #2
    Could it be in your air hose?

    I seriously doubt this could be it, because few folks have such hose types, but sometimes - if you have one - an airhose might be one of a few layers/plys & the inner most layer might become seperated &, if it has a hole in it, start taking a little air between the layers, thus 'collapsing' the inside dimensions of the hose enough to cut your discharge pressure...

    Hope you can fix whatever it is, mate!

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    • #3
      Check the rubber stopper where the airhose connects.

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      • #4
        Nick..if ya get cleaning fluid in the Handhold part of the brush, it will do that....I just crank up the compressor and dry it out by spraying air.....Usually clears out of mine in a few minutes
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        • #5
          That makes sense Panzer since I may have had fluid in the handpiece after cleaning inside where the nozzles screw in. But would this explain the loss of pressure? The sound 'sounds' like it's coming from the tip end of the brush, so it isn't the rubber stopper as Duncan suggested and my other airbrush works fine so it ain't the hose. I'd use the other brush but I got it when I had bucks. It's a fine instrument and not really suitable for large coverage...it's more a Luftwaffe/Regia Aeronautica special. The other thing to note is that this airbrush is a good twelve or so years old...maybe it's just worn out.
          Thanks gents...I'll keep trying stuff or just save up for an Iwata.
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