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Cleaning Your Airbrush

The most important bit of maintenance you will ever do is cleaning your airbrush. You’ll do it so often that you’ll stop thinking about it. Whenever you encounter spray problems step through these methods in order. Remember this phrase, chant it to yourself and follow it’s instruction and you will avoid most airbrush problems all […]

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Remove Tip Dry: Popular Method

Built up paint on the needle’s tip must be removed.  This is the unofficial, but popular method.  I’d even go so far as to say dangerous… Unscrew the needle cap. Grab the needle tip’s  exposed back with your fingernails. Pull the paint off. Repeat until you pull all the paint off. Screw the needle cap back […]

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Remove Tip Dry: Approved Method

As you spray paint builds up on the needle’s tip.  This is the ‘approved method’ to clean paint off. Dip a cotton swab into the appropriate cleaning solution. Gently insert the cotton swab into the front of the airbrush. Aim between the needle point and the needle cap. Spin the cotton swab around in your […]

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How to Rinse a Siphon Feed Airbrush Between Colors

Rinse your siphon feed airbrush between colors.  This prevents excessive paint build up and paint colors mixing with one another. This method, also known as a color change rinse, is the best thing you can do to prevent future airbrush problems before they have a chance to become problems. Instructions Pull the paint bottle out of […]

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How-to Rinse a Siphon Feed Airbrush After a Spray Session

A ‘spray session’ ends when you leave for awhile, like lunch or day’s end. Cleaning is the most important regular maintenance you can do to keep your airbrush running smoothly for decades to come. This method, also known as an end of session rinse, is exactly the same as a color change rinse except you also […]

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How to Rinse a Side Feed Airbrush Between Colors

Rinse your side feed airbrush between colors.  This prevents excessive paint build up and paint colors mixing with one another. This method, also known as a color change rinse, is the best thing you can do to prevent future airbrush problems before they have a chance to become problems. Instructions Pull the paint bottle or color […]

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How to Rinse a Side Feed Airbrush After a Spray Session

A ‘spray session’ ends when you leave for awhile, like lunch or day’s end. Cleaning is the most important regular maintenance you can do to keep your airbrush running smoothly for decades to come. This method, also known as an end of session rinse, is exactly the same as a color change rinse except you also […]

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How to Rinse an Iwata Gx Airbrush Between Colors

Clean the paint while it’s wet and easy.  Then you won’t have to clean it when it’s dry and hard. This particular method is called a Color Change Rinse.  It’s not always necessary to do it between every color though.  In fact I know artists who plan the order of the colors they spray based […]

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How to Rinse an Iwata HP-Gx Airbrush After a Spray Session

A ‘Spray Session’ Ends when you leave for an extended period of time, like lunch or the end of the day. Cleaning is important.  Procrastinators tend to Deep Clean their equipment more than people who simply rinse their airbrushes out when they’re done. Procedure Remove the Paint Bottle from the Bottle Adapter Attach another Paint […]

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How-to Rinse a Gravity Feed Airbrush Between Colors

Rinse your gravity feed airbrush between colors.  This prevents excessive paint build up and paint colors mixing with one another. This method, also known as a color change rinse, is the best thing you can do to prevent future airbrush problems before they have a chance to become problems. Instructions Empty the color cup’s excess paint. […]

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