My Airbrush Is Clogged!

Decorating By threeforhim Updated 4 Sep 2010 , 7:30pm by CristyInMiami

threeforhim Posted 4 Sep 2010 , 12:31am
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Help. I haven't used my airbrush very much, but I love it. It will blow air, but won't put out any liquid I put into it. I only use airbrush color or glaze. When I use the pear for airbrush I even thin it with lemon. I tried to put my finger over the nozzle, as suggested on the cleaner, and allow bubbles back into the cup, but it wouldn't work, no bubbles, no air going back in.

Do I need to soak it in the cleaner?

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Molly2 Posted 4 Sep 2010 , 12:51am
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What kind of air brush do you have I have the one kopykakes sale the Airmaster Plus the red one if thats the one you have check to make sure everything is screwed tight on the gun part also make sure the needle point is sticking out of the nozzle sometime if you unscrew your sprayer part the tighten it back that might help.

Molly

tootie0809 Posted 4 Sep 2010 , 12:55am
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Mine clogs from time to time, especially if I didn't clean it completely the prior use. If it's stuck, I unscrew all the parts and wiggle the needle in and out of the gun several times. Sometimes there's a slight color buildup that gets stuck in there. Then rinse really well, screw everything back on tightly, and it should hopefully be back to normal. That always works for me.

cocobaby Posted 4 Sep 2010 , 1:34am
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I just got mine unclogged earlier this afternoon! Mine did the same thing -just take it all apart and clean it really good with warm water. It took me about 30 minutes but I finally got it unclogged.

threeforhim Posted 4 Sep 2010 , 12:55pm
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Thanks everyone for the information. I haven't used it a whole lot - maybe 5 times. It is a Master Airbrush Model Kit G23-23. It's soaking right now in very warm water. I can't wiggle the needle at all. I think something else there (besides the very tip) needs to be unscrewed but I can't get it to budge. I'll see what happens after the soaking.

Any more advise would be greatly appreciated! I haven't had time to get on cc in a while. I forgot how helpful it is and how much I missed it!

CristyInMiami Posted 4 Sep 2010 , 7:30pm
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I soak the gun part in hot water. Once it has soaked for a while I fill it with some more hot water and turn the gun out just to make sure any leftover gunk is out of there. Works everytime. icon_smile.gif

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