Basics. Airbrushing.

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Post by Kylwell » Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:01 pm

Here's my 'end of session may not get to it for weeks' cleaning.

1-Dump excess paint.
2-Fill cup with lacquer thinner.
3-Spray while wiping bowl with q-tip.
4-Refil and spray.
5-Wipe nozzle down with lacquer thinner soaked q-tip (a clean on not the one you used to wipe the bowl).
6-Repeat 2 through 5 twice more always using a clean q-tip.
7- hang up brush.

Between colors if I'm using acrylics I just a few cups of acrylic cleaner (i.e. Windex).
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Post by chiver » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:42 pm

I do the same. How ever before I pull it apart I run some paint thiner through it. And once apart I I use pipe cleaner to clean it.
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Post by Kylwell » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:56 pm

Pipe cleaners can leave fiber residue that can clog things up. Just as a note.
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Post by starmanmm » Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:17 pm

I'll run it through a sonic cleaner.
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Post by Kylwell » Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:32 pm

As a note, the Iwata airbrush cleaning station is really handy for blowing out your brush and even storing it if need be.
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Post by chiver » Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:38 pm

I had one gum up on me before just using thinner, so I'm just a little paranoid now to jam this one up
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