Cleaning Airbrush

Decorating By jayne1873 Updated 11 Mar 2010 , 7:32pm by jayne1873

jayne1873 Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 12:20pm
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my airbrush arrived today yeah however i am at work so not had a chance to play yet!

Quick question, as I just thought whilst I was looking at the leaflet with it how do you clean the paint out of the airbrush?

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xinue Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 12:48pm
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I use warm water, fill the paint container with it and airbrush until the water runs clear.

Loucinda Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 2:19pm
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After running the water through it, I run some everclear through - that will dry it all out better than the water.

jayne1873 Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 3:14pm
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Thanks but whats everclear (from the UK here)

Loucinda Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 3:41pm
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everclear is 190 proof alcohol. icon_wink.gif

tesso Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 3:43pm
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loucinda nailed it on the head... warm water to clean.. and clean and clean..then a very high % alcohol to dry it out quickly.

bisbqueenb Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 5:45pm
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Francis Kyper in her classes, suggested using denture tablets dissolved in warm water to do a really clean cleaning! It takes out any staining from the food coloring and leaves your aribrush like new! Mine is over 30 years old and except for a new needle now and then is just like new!

jayne1873 Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 7:32pm
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Thanks guys, just found some cleaner in the pack of colours I got with it, guess I should have checked that first! Will use your suggestions as well though and see which is best.
Not going to get a chance to play with it til the weekend but looking forward to seeing what I can do, getting it going will be a plus lol

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