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What nozzle cleaning technique are you using?

Discussion in 'Airbrushes' started by Tiriaq, Nov 10, 2019.


  1. Dimitris

    Dimitris Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    I started using nail brushes, they 're doing a great job! If I remember correct I've read it in a post by @SiRoxx ...
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    That’s the trick my friend. They work great and credit where it’s due... I got that trick from @JackEb


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    :) technically they are ‘nail art’ brushes
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    Years ago I bought a cheap hog hair brush, trimmed the hairs and that has been my go-to cleaner ever since.
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    or rigger brushes. They were made to paint the rigger ropes on boats in seascapes, hence the name.
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    It would. It works since my first day of airbrushing. The smallest nozzles I have are cleaned using sharpened toothpick. I sharpen them using diamond wheel:) The one that's used for metal cutters sharpening, it takes seconds to have perfect shape of the toothpick taper, though it can be successfully done with fine sandpaper lying on some flat even surface, but it will take minutes to get sharpened tip.

    BTW, I also use mentioned bristle brushes, but they're called "liners" for me;) Good addition to sharpened toothpicks.
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    I just love your answers. They are always custom engineeried ones :D This forum wouldn't be the same without you :cool:
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    Vladimir Detail Decepticon! Very Likeable!

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    I adore your questions!:)
    And I wouldn't be the same without this forum:D More to come!;)
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    That is absolutely true Husky. You always get a custom option from Vlad, it’s cool.


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    I use the H&S airbrush cleaning brushes set and a dental cleaning brush they seem to do a good job with a bit of Simple Green or Myths
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    I'm using dental micro applicators (brushes). You can get them in different sizes and they are made of plastic, so there is no risk of damage of the nozzle. I also used them a couple of times for painting things like eye highlights or rock chips on the car :). I paid like 3 EUR for 50pcs. Just Google Dental Microbrush cause I cannot attach a picture, neither here nor in my gallery :(

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