Spray materials may be harmful if

INSTRUCTIONS & PARTS LIST VSR90#1-8/31/2011
Supersedes Instructions & Parts List VSR90#1-5/3/2011
VSR90#1
Gravity Feed - Internal MixDouble Action Airbrush
WARNING: Spray materials may be harmful if inhaled or allowed
to come into contact with the skin or eyes. Consult the product
label and Material Safety Data Sheet supplied for the spray
material. Follow all safety precautions. CAUTION: Well Ventilated
Area Required to remove fumes, dust or overspray. Secure airhose
to Airbrush with V-62 Wrench for safety and to prevent air leaks.
M a x i m u m A i r P r e s s u r e 7 5 P. S . I .
INTRODUCTlON:
Prime Characteristics of the Paasche® VSR90#1 Airbrush include the ability to spray fluids requiring gravity feed as well as make quick color
changes with the two (2) different size color cups supplied with each set. This unique two in one design allows the user choice of cup size while
using only one shell. These color cups enable the user to swivel each cup right, left or in alignment with the shell to allow an unobstructed view
of their efforts. The Double Action, Internal mix feature permits flexibility in regulation of color and air without work stoppage. The two different
size Multipleheads, Tips and Needles are quickly interchangeable to allow greater diversity in materials and coverage. PTFE Packings.
Head Sizes - Patterns - Fluid Thickness
Size 1 - Tip size .010 inches or .25mm
- Used for fine detail. Pencil Line to 1'' patterns
- Paint must be thinned further than 2 head
Size 2 -Tip size .026 inches or .66mm
- Less detail than the size 1 head. 1/32'' to 1-1/2'' patterns
- Can spray slightly thicker paint than size 1 head
Working Pressures:
• Operating pressures 20-55 PSI; Maximum pressure 75 PSI
• 20-30 PSI is best for detail spraying w/ properly thinned paint
• Use the higher pressures for thicker material where fine detail is not critical or thin the paint to allow lower pressures.
Equipment Set-up:
The Airbrush is held in the same manner as a pen, with the index finger comfortably over the Trigger.
1. Attach airhose to air supply and to airbrush. If regulator set pressure between 20 -30 PSI.
2. For VSR90#1 attach one of the color cups to color socket.
3. Remove Head Protecting Cap #1, page 2.
Airbrush Operation:
1. Press down on Trigger to release air and pull back on Trigger to control quantity of color.
2. To spray a fine line without heavy ends, start moving the airbrush without release of color. Then start the color at the beginning of line
and stop the color at the end, but continue the motion of the airbrush after the color has stopped.
3. Practice this movement until you can spray a fine line or a broad pattern without heavy build up at the beginning or end of your strokes.
4. Speed of movement controls density of color and fading effects at beginning and end of strokes.
5. For detail, hold the airbrush very close to the surface push down for air and pull back very slowly on the Trigger to release a small
amount of paint.
6. For background work and broad effects, hold the airbrush away from the work surface and pull back on Trigger to release required
amount of color.
7. For Stippling remove the aircap, push down on the Trigger and pump the Trigger forward and back. Adjust the air pressure between
15 and 50 PSI for desired stipple effect.
8. For more instruction see the “22 Airbrush Lessons for Beginners” booklet enclosed with your airbrush.
Paasche Airbrush Company
4311 North Normandy Avenue
Chicago, IL 60634-1395
Phone: 773-867-9191 • Fax: 773-867-9198
Website: paascheairbrush.com
E-Mail: info@paascheairbrush.com
Printed in the U.S.A.
Paasche® VSR90#1 Gravity Feed, Double Action Airbrush
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(A)
(B)
NO. PART
DESCRIPTION
NO. PART
DESCRIPTION
Chrome Plated Metal Handle
1.
V-189
Head Protecting Cap
24.
4.
VB
Aircap Body
24a. TAL-34
VM-1 or 2
Multiplehead (Select Size)
3.
VA-1 or 2
31 or 32.
5.
VN-1 or 2
VT-1 or 2
AFV-143
Handle & Stop Assembly (Optional) allows for preset paint flow
Aircap (Select Size)
25.
Needle (Select Size)
26.
V-20
Valve Casing
Tip (Select Size)
27.
A-53
Valve ‘O’ Ring (Pack of 6)
V-221
Air Valve Assembly
6.
V-210
Shell Assembly W/V-20
28.
V-214
Valve Plunger (with A-53)
7.
V-218
PTFE Packing & Packing Nut
29.
A-22
Valve Spring
(sold as set)
30.
A-23R
Air Valve Nut
9.
VSR-1
Color Cup 1/8 oz. (3.5cc)
31.
VN-1
Needle (Select Size)
10.
VSR-2
Color Cup 3/16 oz. (5.25cc)
32.
VN-2
Needle (Select Size)
12.
V-217
Trigger
33.
V-54
Reamer (Optional)
A.
V-186
Needle Valve Assembly L/Needle
17.
V-191A
Rocker Assembly
21.
V-140
Spring
22.
V-136A
Needle Adjusting Sleeve
23.
V-141
Locknut
Paasche® VSR90#1 Gravity Feed, Double Action Airbrush
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REMOVING/REPLAClNG THE NEEDLE AND HANDLE (Illustration A):
1. Unscrew the handle and loosen the Locknut #23 by turning counterclockwise. Depress the Trigger #12 and hold in Down position while
removing or inserting the needle. This assures the needle moves freely through the trigger. Gently remove the needle, rotating if necessary,
Do NOT force out!
2. A loose needle can cause sputtering if there is any air leakage around the needle and Packing & Packing Nut #7. If there is no noticeable
drag on the needle by the packing then tighten nut of the Packing & Packing Nut Assembly #7.
3. Inspect the condition of the needle. If it is bent or misshapen in any way, replace it with a new needle. A bent needle can damage or split the
Tip #5 causing bubbles or a rough spray pattern.
4. Hold trigger in DOWN position, insert the new needle into the Rocker Assembly #17. Gently push needle through, rotating if necessary,
push gently forward until the needle stops in the front of the tip.
5. Release trigger and tighten locknut by turning clockwise.
REPLACING THE TRIGGER (Illustration B):
If the Trigger #12 is removed, it must be replaced inside the airbrush shell, before the Rocker Assembly #17 and needle are re-inserted.
1. Hold trigger so the opening in the lever is in-line with the opening in the end of the airbrush shell (see B - END VIEW).
2. Insert trigger straight DOWN through the opening in the top of the airbrush shell (see B - TOP VIEW).
3. Once the trigger has been inserted into the valve casing, you will be able to press down on the trigger and it will return to the up position
when released. Proceed to replace rocker assembly and balance of parts as above. The needle when inserted will prevent the removal of
the trigger.
REPLACING THE TIP:
1. Remove handle, loosen Locknut #23 and withdraw needle about one inch (1").
2. Un-screw the Aircap Body #4 and remove. The Tip #5 can now be easily removed by hand. If stuck in shell tap lightly with wrench.
3. Place a new tip into position and tighten aircap body to shell with a wrench. Push needle forward until it seats fully forward in tip and tighten
locknut.
ADJUSTING WORN PACKING WASHER:
1. If PTFE Packing #7 becomes worn or loose it must be tightened or replaced.
2. Tighten the Packing Nut of the assembly #7 with small screwdriver. To reach packing, guts of airbrush must be removed.
3. Replace needle and make sure packing nut is not too tight. A slight resistance to movement is needed when needle is passed through.
4. Completely re-assemble guts of airbrush.
CLEANING THE AIRBRUSH:
1. Paint passes from the cup connection forward so the trigger area back will most likely not need cleaning.
2. In between color changes or before storing the airbrush attach cup with appropriate cleaner and spray into sink until it runs clear.
3. Remove needle and wipe clean then replace.
4. If paint has dried for a time you can remove the front tip, aircap and aircap body for soaking or soak just the front of the airbrush in cleaner.
5. Use cleaner for the material you are spraying. Keep trigger area dry if soaking.
PERSONAL SETTINGS:
Needle Adjustment Sleeve- Used to increase or decrease spring tension for the trigger pull back. Thread into the shell until the trigger
stroke feels comfortable. Threading in until it stops can cause the trigger to jam.
TROUBLESHOOTING:
Bubbling in cup
1. VB Aircap Body #4 needs to be wrench tightened
Skipping or Spitting:
1. Paint too thick
2. Tip not seated
3. Tip split or damaged Needle
4. Needle or tip dirty
5. Air pressure too low
-Reduce with thinner
-Tighten VB aircap body with wrench
-Replace tip or needle
-Clean and replace
-Increase pressure or thin paint further (need 20 or more PSI to spray most paints)
Airbrush Not Spraying:
1. Clogged tip
2. Needle not moving
3. Loose VB aircap body
4. Low air pressure
5. Bottle vent hole plugged
-Remove tip and clean
-Tighten needle locknut
-Wrench tighten
-Increase pressure (need 20 or more PSI to spray most paints)
-Use needle or pin to clear air hole
Sprays double line or heavy to one side:
1. Split tip or bent needle
- Replace
2. Dirty tip or needle
- Remove and clean
3. Tip not centered in aircap
- Remove head and clean airbrush seat and tip seat then reassemble. Use wrench for aircap body
Jammed trigger or poor trigger motion:
1. Adjust Needle Adj. Sleeve
- Screw or unscrew the sleeve to lessen or increase tension on trigger motion
2. Paint leaking to trigger area
- Remove guts of airbrush and slightly tighten packing or replace if needed
3. Lubricate needle and trigger
- Apply lubricant to needle shaft and trigger slot area
Paasche® VSR90#1 Gravity Feed, Double Action Airbrush
AIRHOSES W/FACTORY INSTALLED COUPLINGS
34.
A-1/8
Braided Airhose W/Couplings
35.
HP-1/8 Red-Plastic Airhose W/Couplings
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ACCESSORIES
36.
A-34 Hanger
37.
V-62
Wrench
A-1/8 Braided Air Hose
34
HP-1/8 Red Plastic Hose
35
36
37
CUPS
40.
VSR-1
41.
VSR-2
1/8 oz. (3.5cc) Cup
3/16 oz. (5.25cc) Cup
COUPLINGS - OLD STYLE REPLACEMENTS
38.
AC-1/8 Coupling (To Compressor)
39.
AC-20
Coupling (To Airbrush)
40
38
39
MT MOISTURE TRAP INSTALLATION
41
Recommended Compressors and Accessories
D220R AIR COMPRESSOR (1/6 H.P.), with
Switch & R-75 Regulator
Economical and suitable for all airbrushes
spraying properly thinned fluids. It is capable of
delivering 30 - 45 P.S.I. operating pressure
depending on airbrush being used. The
Paasche D220R is an oilless diaphragm unit
and comes with the R-75 Regulator/Filter with
gauge. It operates on 110-120 Volt, 1 phase,
60Hz, and delivers .7 C.F.M. @ 20 P.S.I.
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs. (5kg)
D500 AIR COMPRESSOR (1/8 H.P.) (ETL Listed)
Economical and suitable for all airbrushes spraying
properly thinned fluids. It is capable of delivering up to
35 P.S.I. operating pressure depending on airbrush
being used. The Paasche D500 is an oilless piston
compressor. It operates on 110-120 Volt, 1 phase,
60Hz, and delivers .4 C.F.M. @ 20 P.S.I.
Shipping Weight: 8 lbs. (3.6kg)
DA300R AIR COMPRESSOR (1/6 H.P.)
with Switch CSA approved & R-75 Regulator
1/8 H.P. Piston Compressor with Auto shutoff.
Compressor shuts off when airbrush is not in
use. Operating pressure is 20 - 30 P.S.I.
depending on airbrush being used, delivers up
to 35 psi. 120 VAC, 1 Ph, 60 Hz, 1.4 A, 20L/Min.
(0.7CFM), Noise 53dB, 1720 rpm.
Shipping Weight: 9.14 lbs. (4.6 kgs)
D3000R AIR COMPRESSOR (1/8 HP)
(ETL Listed)
This piston compressor is a tank mounted unit,
designed for compactness and portability. The
sturdy air tank stores reserve air volume and
reduces pulsation. Air pressure in the tank is
regulated with an automatic on/off limit switch to
a maximum of 40 P.S.I. Unit maintains 30 P.S.I.
for extended periods. The unit has a five foot
grounded 3 wire cord. The compressor features
a 1/8 HP motor which operates on 115 Volts, 1
Phase, 60Hz and draws .9 AMPS.
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs. (6.33kg)