From far away, it seems to me you don't have a problem with materials but with methods, or incompatible residues of liquids (cleaner, thinner, paint) in the airbrush.
Frequently I also had these problems. Now I follow some basics, since then my airbrushes run fine, if I omit one point, usually the paint clogs
- be relaxed, patient and positive, no time pressure
- clean your airbrush and let it dry after every use
- use 2 airbrushes for different colors (enamel and acrylics) unless you clean it really good
- before you put paint in the airbrush, put some drops of the right thinner (the one you will use to thin the paint afterwards) in and spray out into a tissue
- always mix paint and thinner outside of the airbrush, for example in a cup. If it clogs, you'll notice then already
- I don't use retarder, in my case ( Tamiya and Gunze paints) it is more important to thin correctly
- when you clean the airbrush, pull the needle back about 1 to 1.5 cm, remove head and nozzle and then pull out the needle from the front. Always.
- keep all your liquids clean, take out with a pipette, and always use the same pipette for the same liquid, keep the pipettes clean (I use old glass pipettes from my wifes special cosmetics)
Then I can support what Spanjaard says: try with water, alcohol or thinner first to make sure the airbrush is ok and clean. If in doubt, always use thinner formulated for the paint (Tamiya for Tamiya paint etc).
Did I mention that it is best to be relaxed and positive and that all material should always be clean?
I am confident you'll have success, I wish you a lot of fun with your airbrushes
16. June 2018 at 05:43:05