Airbrush Help

Decorating By ConfectionsCC Updated 3 Apr 2011 , 5:16pm by ConfectionsCC

ConfectionsCC Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 5:10pm
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I am having trouble making my airbrush spray... It wont spray water or color, and after inspecting the needle it seems to be fine. I have only used it a handful of times! If it is clogged, how else can I get it unclogged besides rinsing with hot water?? any suggestions would be nice icon_cry.gif

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Kiddiekakes Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 5:19pm
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If it won't spray anything it is probably clogged.You will have to get the instructions out that came with it and see how to pull it apart to clean it.What did you spray in it last?? the PSI turned up?

ConfectionsCC Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 5:42pm
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ahhh i got it out! it was clogged at the tip! I got a sewing needle and stuck it in there lol!!! All i use with it is food coloring...i guess I just didn't clean it out as good as I should have last time I used it!

Kiddiekakes Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 5:44pm
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Yup...that will do it..Make sure you clean it out after every use....

wildcaker Posted 3 Apr 2011 , 12:13am
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if you use regular food colours, you will clog it constantly... the pigments are not ground as finely as they are for airbrush colours. Be VERY careful using metal to unclog your airbrush... it's pretty easy to damage the end.

ConfectionsCC Posted 3 Apr 2011 , 5:16pm
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I am using airbrush colors by americolor! How do I keep it clean? I usually rinse it with hot water, followed by alocohol, then hot water again...maybe I didnt rinse well enough the last time I used it?

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