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HandLCreator27 Oct 2021 8:24 p.m. PST

Well, I got a Zeny dual action airbrush kit with compressor and water trap. I am using Vallejo airbrush paints. My issue is water spitting out of the airbrush while I am painting. At first, I thought it was because I left the paint lid off the gravity feed cup. But after, putting it on and painting, it continued albeit not as bad.

Any advice?

Uncle Goblin27 Oct 2021 8:54 p.m. PST

Water Spitting from where exactly?.

HandLCreator27 Oct 2021 9:05 p.m. PST

It is coming from the nozzle. It sprays paint for a moment, then a splash of water spits out on the model.

Uncle Goblin27 Oct 2021 9:11 p.m. PST

I'd check here:


Uncle Goblin28 Oct 2021 3:28 a.m. PST

Digging a little more, seems this guy had the same issue you have:


Goober28 Oct 2021 4:06 a.m. PST

Moisture trap will be your friend.

When you compress the air the moisture will condense. Even if you have one on the compressor, you can still get condensation in the hose. You can add one to the airbrush inline with the hose that will trap all the moisture from the hose.

HandLCreator28 Oct 2021 4:34 a.m. PST

Water in the hose is certainly the issue. I am just surprised on a new unit the moisture trap is not getting it all.

Greylegion28 Oct 2021 6:21 p.m. PST


Nice info.

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