Cleaning An Airbrush

Decorating By mygirlssweet Updated 11 Feb 2010 , 10:32pm by julzs71

mygirlssweet Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 2:15am
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I just got my airbursh in the mail and am wondering if I should take it apart and clean it with soap water before I use it for the first time. Is it ok to wash the pieces in soap water or does it have to be only Airbrusth cleaner (I haven't used it yet). Thanks

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Loucinda Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 3:27am
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Run some straight alcohol (everclear, vodka etc.) through it. You don't use soap and water on the airbrush parts.

mygirlssweet Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 3:22pm
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Thanks. What does everyone else do?

mygirlssweet Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 3:26pm
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I can wipe it off with a soapy dish rag right?

Loucinda Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 4:02pm
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I wipe mine off with a clean hot cloth. I don't use soap anywhere near mine.

julzs71 Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 5:49pm
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i don't wash mine. The only time I took mine apart is when there was a problem with it. I don't use airbrush cleaner either. I just keep sparaying water through it until it comes clean and the use a little alchol sometimes.

bisbqueenb Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 6:36pm
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Francis Kyper taught us to us denture cleaning tablets in warm water to clean out the color staining in the airbrushes once in a while. just water won't get it all, but a quick soak in the cleaner, then flush with warm water will clean it like new.

Loucinda Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 8:35pm
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I love this site, I never knew to use denture cleaning stuff for it! It sounds reasonable - thanks for the tip!! icon_smile.gif

Kiddiekakes Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 8:37pm
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I only take mine apart when it was clogged..well actually hubby did....I rinse with hot water and run alcohol through it and rinse again...I wouldn't use soap and water.The soap residue will clog it.

mygirlssweet Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 10:13pm
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Thanks!

julzs71 Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 10:32pm
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Originally Posted by bisbqueenb

Francis Kyper taught us to us denture cleaning tablets in warm water to clean out the color staining in the airbrushes once in a while. just water won't get it all, but a quick soak in the cleaner, then flush with warm water will clean it like new.



Now can I use this denture water after I put my partials in it? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

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