Paasche also has this little condition where to suck paint or fluid from a bottle the back of the tip has to seal properly. Many times they do not right from the factory and so I put a rubber o-ring over it and then screw the tip on. For serious cleaning you can take it all apart and use carburetor cleaner, which is an aerosol can of acetone so good for outdoors. There are a couple little ports that are the air feed and if you don't have them all or it isn't sealed to go out the end, it is not going to flow.
Just get used to taking apart every piece of a tip, needled, body etc. That is just the way it is. I have gotten lots of air brushes where someone used them once and then it didn't work. After cleaning everything with the acetone and air, only a few places would need re lubed at the trigger area. I use marvel mystery oil or vaseline works.
To get thin lines you get the air brush really close to the surface and there are 3 different tips that go to a Paashe. Each have their own needle. But, now I'm not sure if you have a single action or a double action. If it is a single action, you indeed change the tip screwed in or out just like an old fashioned garden hose. If it is double action, YOu can sometime not have enough pressure happening. It takes at least 35 psi to pull paint up. If it is very thick you might have to go to 60 psi. If you have to go to the higher PSI it is not great material to be doing make up near someone's face.
The other fun thing is paint and makeup sits on shelves for a couple years and in a warehouse for 4 years before than and is "brand new" So you get familiar with what everything thins with and screen out the material like Kevin says.
Last edited by Greg Chrise; 11-05-2012 at 04:16 PM.
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