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Posted 27 February 2008 - 10:35 PM
Just a word of advice, Dont clean your airbrush parts over the sink! I spent 2 hours tonight taking a peetrap apart to get to my nozzle. Not alot of fun........Guess its funny now that I found it...
Posted 27 February 2008 - 11:17 PM
Amen! I bought a wire screen strainer at Home Depot to avoid losing something down the drain. Those tiny tiny Iwata HP nozzles are about the size of a small grain of rice and cost $18 each.
Posted 28 February 2008 - 09:38 AM
Been there done that. I started putiing the stopper in to keep from loosing parts.
Bob, where did you get the fluid tip for $18. I just bought one for my Iwata Hi-Line from Dixie and it was $40 something after shipping.
(Note to self: Do not drop air brush nose first onto hard conter top agian.)
Posted 28 February 2008 - 09:56 AM
What does one clean inside the tip with??? Very small tooth brush???
Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:05 AM
I use the needle itself. I put the needle in and spin it a little then wipe clean. Repeat until needle is clean and spins freely. I do not apply a lot of pressure, just enough to have the needle set into position
Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:38 AM
I clean mine over a bucket and do yourself a favor and get the airbrush cleaning kit it has all the brushes and pins for cleaning your airbrush the right way.
Posted 28 February 2008 - 12:11 PM
I also recommend the airbrush cleaning kits. Work well to keep the brush clean. I also order replacement parts (needle, noozle, etc) that wear out or can be easily lost when I get paints. I believe my sink now has two noozels in it
Posted 28 February 2008 - 09:18 PM
They sell tiny brushes at wal mart by the tooth brushes for cleaning braces. $5.00 or so for 5 or 6. they work pretty good and they have a couple of different shapes and sizes.
Posted 28 February 2008 - 09:25 PM
Seriously,I did not know there was a cleaning kit available. Only thing someone told me was to use round toothpicks for cleaning out the tips.
Posted 28 February 2008 - 09:51 PM
Got me some of those walmart brushes tonight. Think I'll just not clean them over the sink . I was actually rinsing it off when it fell. Yea i use the needle to clean out the tip also. You've got to be careful not to apply too much pressure or you will open the tip up..
Posted 28 February 2008 - 09:52 PM
Lesson learned last week. I had to get my poor wife to fish out my trigger spring thingamabob out of the desposal. I now clean my brush in a sink-full of warm water.
Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:20 PM
Ernel, sorry. When I looked at Dixieart 6 mths ago, I could have sworn the nozzle for a HP was $18. Needles were $8 and I ordered one. Now the nozzle is $33 and the needles are $10+. Either I was mistaken or the exchange rate has REALLY gone south! At those prices, I'll have to think twice about ever taking my nozzle off again!
Posted 29 February 2008 - 06:57 PM
Yeah Bob things have apparently gotten higher. I wont take the nozzle off again unless I am over a soft surface like the mattress or a thick piece of foam. They charged $9.95 for shipping too.
As far as a cleaning kit/brush, I haven't found one small enough to fit the .3 and smaller fluid nozzles. Twisting the needle with a color cup of water has worked very well for more than a year.