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Cleaning airbrush!!!!!!

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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...

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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.

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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.)

Eric

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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

Eric

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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.

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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 :o

Andrew

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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.

Jay

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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.

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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..

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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.

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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!

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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. :nuhuh: 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.

Eric

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