Air Brush Cleaning Solution

Decorating By jlh Updated 19 Jan 2015 , 5:03pm by tlbailey79

jlh Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 3:15am
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If you run the solution through the air brush, is that sufficient for cleaning it after use, or do you need to take it apart and clean the individual parts? Also, when you change colors, do you use the cleaning solution between colors? Is it food safe, or do you need to dry it out somehow? Thanks!

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madgeowens Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 3:26am
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I just spray water thru it.....isnt that enough?

jlh Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 3:38am
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I actually wasn't aware that you could use water through the airbrush? I was under the impression you could only use the solution. That's good to know. Thank you.

tesso Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 3:49am
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Okay, you rinse the airbrush out with water, then use everclear (some use vodka) I am an everclear girl, to do the final spray out. It will dry the airbrush and the needle. and due to the high alcohol volume (95%) it will also sanitize the airbrush. you dont want the needle to stay wet, so always use a high alcohol to dry it out.

jlh Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 3:57am
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Thanks for the tip on cleaning with alcohol. So, does anyone use the solution that comes with the airbrush? Guess it's not necessary. Thanks so much.

madgeowens Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 4:18am
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yes thats right i also used vodka at the end....yep

madgeowens Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 7:02am
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oh wait...you mean vodka in the airbrush

DianeLM Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 12:58pm
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The airbrush cleaning solution is great for getting food color stains off your skin. Don't ever spend your hard earned cash on "airbrush cleaning solution" tho. It's Windex. icon_smile.gif

jenbakescakes Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 1:05pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DianeLM

The airbrush cleaning solution is great for getting food color stains off your skin. Don't ever spend your hard earned cash on "airbrush cleaning solution" tho. It's Windex. icon_smile.gif




I THOUGHT it was Windex!!! It smells just like it!

madgeowens Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 11:56pm
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I would never clean it with windex...not on something people will eat....vodka better

AbouttheCake Posted 24 Oct 2010 , 12:04am
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It's basically watered down Windex. You don't have to worry about it getting on food because you have to run 2 cupfuls of clear water through it after the cleaner.

It is helpful to pull the airbrush apart from time to time to get the built up gunk out. I don't think you need to do it every time.

Motorhead Posted 24 Oct 2010 , 4:29am
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i have the cleaning solution as well, but found that water and then vodka works just fine (without the smell!!)

tlbailey79 Posted 19 Jan 2015 , 5:03pm
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AThe machine I received says to use a 50/50 Windex to water solution to clean out my machine. My machine is for cake decorating. But I am New to all of this, so I can't say whether it would be better to use the 50/50 mix or vodka.

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