Cake_Geek Posted 17 Apr 2006 , 11:54am
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I went Saturday to find some airbrush cleaning solution but the cake store I went to did not have anymore in stock. The seasoned decorator there told me he uses denture tablets!! He said he puts the brush in a tall cup with the tablets and makes sure to move the needle back and forth then rinses well.


Just thought I'd share!

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gmcakes Posted 17 Apr 2006 , 11:59am
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Wow! What a great idea, may have to try that!

(My mom actually uses denture tablets to clean her toilet! Makes it sparkly clean! icon_confused.gif )

MelC Posted 17 Apr 2006 , 3:59pm
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Cool idea! Windex works fairly well too!

KHalstead Posted 23 Jan 2007 , 11:14pm
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Wow! What a great idea, may have to try that!

(My mom actually uses denture tablets to clean her toilet! Makes it sparkly clean! icon_confused.gif )





oohhh......does she have to scrub it at all??? I hate scrubbing the toilet!!! lol

auntiem26 Posted 24 Jan 2007 , 3:04am
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HAHA I love funny household tips!

Jenn123 Posted 24 Jan 2007 , 3:12am
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I just rinse with water. If it gets really gunky....hot water and a touch of bleach.

sunlover00 Posted 27 Jan 2007 , 1:36am
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I hope someone is still watching this post for replies!
I just got my airbrush and used it for the first time. I love it!

But, I have some questions.
1. Do you have to take it apart and clean it after each use?
2. I have cleaning solution - do I use that each time? Like rinse and spray with water first, then the solution?
3. It seems that the spray will come out only if the air pressure is set at the highest setting; nothing comes out but air if it's set lower.

I have the Kopycat red air compressor with single action large bowl air gun thing.

Thanks for any help from experienced users!

sweetcakes Posted 27 Jan 2007 , 3:43am
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after use with just colors you can run hot water through it, you dont need to take it apart everytime. but if you spray dusts through it make sure you clean it extra well.

I generally set my pressure dial at about 10 oclock for sufficiant pressure. Is the color bubbling in the cup? do you have an extra needle you could try? I have had this problem once, after i had to fit a new nozzle, i believe the needle was a little too snug and although air and color flowed i needed high pressure to get it through.

BrandisBaked Posted 27 Jan 2007 , 7:14pm
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I learned the denture tablet trick a while ago, and it works great. My kids saw the box a few weeks ago - and not knowing what I used it for looked at me strange. The said "we didn't know you had dentures...." I asked if they wanted me to take them out and show them. hehehehe

sunlover00 Posted 27 Jan 2007 , 8:02pm
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i believe the needle was a little too snug




So I have it too tight? I don't think the color was bubbling, but I did have the cap on so I don't really know for sure. I don't have an extra needle.

I just didn't know what was "normal". The least amt of pressure it will come out at is about "noon" on the dial. Not that it's a problem, it worked ok and I suppose I can learn to use it that way....since I don't know any different, ya know!?

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