Kopykake Kroma Jet-Grrrr!

Decorating By mpaigew Updated 15 Jun 2008 , 10:20pm by Jenn123

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mpaigew Posted 13 Jun 2008 , 8:25pm
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Does anyone have a Kopykake Kroma Jet? I have had mine for about 2 1/2 years, and am about to chuck it in the garbage! icon_evil.gificon_mad.gif No matter how many times I completely take the pen apart and clean it, no matter how much airbrush cleaner I use, it keeps clogging. I do use luster dust (mixed with vodka) in it, but I've always been really good about thoroughly cleaning it after I use it. Now I can barely even get water to pass through it!

Please tell me that it's not just me that has this problem? Would purchasing a new pen fix the problem, or will I need to purchase a new airbrush system?

I use the airbrush on pretty much every cake that I do; I'm so annoyed to be having this problem! icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif

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aundron Posted 13 Jun 2008 , 8:31pm
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I'm gonna bump this one, because I need to know myself. I've only had mine for about 6 months and I've only used the luster dust ONCE and it acts a donkey!!

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mpaigew Posted 14 Jun 2008 , 2:55pm
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I even purchased the gold liquid luster FOR AIRBRUSHES, thinking that maybe using the dry/vodka mix was the problem, and it was even worse! I even tried thinning it out with no luck. I would like to purchase a new system, as I would like to take it into work now and then, but I'm afraid to spend the $$ on something and have the same problem. I spent about $150 on the KromaJet; I kind of lost trust now in Kopykake, so I don't necessarily want to purchase the Airmaster, especially since it's almost $100 more.

Can anyone at least recommend an airbrush system that they've had for multiple years that they haven't had problems with?

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Doug Posted 14 Jun 2008 , 3:17pm
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sure the needle isn't bent or deformed and needs to be replaced?

common airbrush problem

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mpaigew Posted 14 Jun 2008 , 3:38pm
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I don't believe the needle is bent. My dh is actually the one that cleans it, and I just asked him about the needle, and he said he checks it when he cleans it to make sure it's ok. I have a bunch of cakes coming up, so I'm going to have him take it apart again this weekend, and I'll ask him to double check the needle.

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sweetcakes Posted 15 Jun 2008 , 1:39am
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remove the needle and pass a pipe cleaner,(chenile stem) down through to where it will hit the nozzle, try that. otherwise you could replace jsut the airbrush as the compressor will work just fine with a new gun.

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Jenn123 Posted 15 Jun 2008 , 10:20pm
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I always have this problem when putting anything but food color through the gun. I don't think a new gun is the answer.

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