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Discussion in 'Beginners Airbrush Questions!' started by Jimmyfingerz, Jan 13, 2018.


  1. Jurien72

    Jurien72 Have Airbrush - Will Travel!

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    The thing about tip dry is it can be elusive. You may get none today and itll clog up every 5 seconds tomorrow... or it might be that one bottle of paint. What pressure you spray at can affect it as well. For a beginner it can be frustrating! But the reality is its like turning the key to start your car- after a while you just automatically start wiping or pinching to keep it at bay.
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    Also with tip dry you can usually hear the sound of the air change as your spraying, as well as the spray pattern going weird. I usually spray some ab cleaner/thinners/acetone through when ive finished cleaning and then a final flush of clean water to remove any of the solvent. I spray into my cleaning pot so as not to spray solvent into the air.

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    I just stumbled onto this video and it seems to discuss a lot of what we've talked about here.
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    Both of the videos posted were really really informative, considering I had never held one until yesterday I now feel like a pro keeping it clean lol
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