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Fixing a devilbiss aerograph sprite major

Discussion in 'Airbrushes' started by bex, Apr 2, 2020.


  1. bex

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    has anybody got one of these airbrushes and can give me some pointers on fixing one,
    i was given one a few years back and keep intending to fix it, it leaks air out the trigger so i presume a O-ring or something in the air valve mecanism has gone - but as its a little differnt from my more modern airbrushes im a little reluctant to just start messing with it and pulling it apart.. has anyone got one of these and knows how to strip it down and check for faults? also i cant see anywhere to buy parts so what have you used to fix faults - as i presume its about trial and errpor with bits from other airbrushes?
    its not urgent to get it working , and if it never works it will just sit nicely int eh box on the side at my studio - but it would be cool to see how it sprays :)
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    Calling @DaveG. Come in Dave, can you hear me lol
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    I will have to look, but someone posted copies of repair manual for Aerograph brushes here a while back. I am not real familiar with the Sprite or Sprite Major, but think they are basically the same. The Aerograph brushes used a diaphragm in the air valve that are notorious for splitting. I have repaired older ones with crazy glue. The newer style, (which would be used in the Sprite brushes) are available inthe UK from Anything/Everything airbrush - https://www.everythingairbrush.com/...accessories/airbrush-spares/aerograph-spares/


    I'll look to see if I can find the manual post on here...
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    ah! thanks for posting the link, those pictures help loads :) it looks like the air valve can be stripped back further than i've managed already.. i have got the pin and ball bearing and spring out but looks like the section above that also can be stripped back. so i might look into that more.
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