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Hole in Badger 100-5lg paintcup?

Discussion in 'Airbrushes' started by Flockmaster, Mar 1, 2021.


  1. Flockmaster

    Flockmaster Young Tutorling

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    I recently bought a Badger 100-5lg off Amazon, I didn't realize til I got it but there's a giant hole the size of my thumb in the side of the paint cup.

    I actually returned that airbrush for unrelated reasons, got a replacement, and that one had the same hole in it. On a closer look, the pictures on the Amazon posting have the same hole as well, so I'm pretty sure it's not a one off defect.

    Is it supposed to be there? If so, why? All it seems to do is make half of the paint cup completely useless and cut paint capacity in half

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    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja Staff Member Admin Mod Very Likeable!

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    interesting...
    On this link if you check your airbrush it doesn't have a hole in a cup:
    https://www.gearhungry.com/best-airbrush/
    edit: on link it's LG-F...


    but if you click on link to airbrush on that review it takes you to amazon where you get airbrush with a hole in a cup -.-

    :confused:

    also what is interesting that on official badger site I can't find your airbrush...
    http://badgerairbrush.com/BADGER_100.asp

    also seen on this picture there is a 100 model without a hole:
    http://badgerairbrush.com/PDF/100 Series New.pdf

    :sus:
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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    The opening is for your finger comfort so you don’t keep hitting the cup,
    You normally don’t use an airbrush totally horizontal so you’ll get more paint in there than you’d expect.
    My Iwata HP-B+ has a similar opening, not as noticeable as on the C cup though
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    Flockmaster Young Tutorling

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    That is really weird, I dunno why that'd happen. I just looked, and the customer service email that was in the box isn't the same as the email Badger has on their website (the card in the box says ProductService@BadgerAirBrush.com, the website says Customerservice@badgerairbrush.com), but as far as I can tell the Amazon shop is the official Badger one
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    I could put my nose in to that hole in that Badger cup... :laugh:
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    Badger is horrible at keeping photo's of product up to date. I think the cut out is someones attempt at making the brush more friendly to those with larger hands. I personally think it a silly "revision" to a workable design.

    The introduced the "cut out" on the newest version of the Sotar, which uses the same body as the 100...
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    I agree with you both, on a C cup that is ridiculous, on my B cup it’s not so noticeable but I don’t fill my B cup to capacity so it’s never an issue
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    Well I am glad DaveG come to see this thread. I am always waiting for him when this kinda threads are on forum lol
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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    Yeah, we’d be lost without @DaveG
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    I agree. This forum is special cause of him. I was asking my self bunch of times if he is planning to open an airbrush museum -.-
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    I am currently at a very odd place in the AB community. There are more and more people doing reviews, or making claims that are so questionable (at best), that I find I am growing more uncomfortable getting involved in conversations (sometimes)...
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    This shouldn't be an issue on this forum. We are always happy when you chime in.
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    well, I have no plans to open a public display, but am working on a collection that dates to the earliest of times with AB's - with the best part being that they are all usable. No shelf queens, but rather a working history of the airbrush.
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    thanks for sharing this. I didn't joke about asking my self that question many times. Seen ''few'' of your airbrushes, I did read some of your stuff and I was kinda wondering where this is taking you.
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    So far, the earliest piece I have is from within the first 10 years of the 1900's, with the second being dated to before 1915. Both work well enough that I could pick them up on any given day without feeling like I handicapped myself with the choice. It is an amazing feeling to hold the history in your hand, and watch it do what it is supposed to do.
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    Well, that's a bit odd if that's how it's supposed to be but aight. Do you think it'd work if I created a 3d printed part that covers the gap and works as a lid for the paint cup, since it didn't come with one of those either
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    you are doing 3d print? *husky is rubbing his hands while thinking how to use our new member* :laugh:
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    I'd think you will still get paint seepage around your edges in the cut out, but am sure it will work better than having a gaping hole ;)
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    Oh yeah, I 3d print a lot of stuff, I'm still pretty new at actually designing models but this doesn't seem too complicated.

    Good point about paint seeping, I might be able to find some way to seal it, I'll have to think about that
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