Can anyone help me troubleshoot my paasche VL/VLS airbrush? I bought it last fall on sale at a store that was going out of business. I painted one model without problems until the very end when the paint began to splatter really bad. I disassembled, cleaned and tested with thinner. No worries.
Now I am trying to paint again, using enamel, and this time as I was shooting clear thinner, the mix kept 'thinning' until only air was shooting throug the brush. Per the instructions, I again disassembled, cleaned (everything looks in good order), and cannot figure out the problem. I noticed that if I remove the aircap, tip needle, and locknet, I can get thinner to spray if I place a load on the front (cover the front of the brush with my hand). As soon as I remove my hand, thinner will spray for a short period of time, but eventually only the compressed air flows. Very repeatable.
Could something be worn out?