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Discussion in 'Airbrushes' started by Kingpin, Jun 9, 2021 at 10:44 AM.


  1. Kingpin

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    I have tried searching here and online but couldnt find any info, so that probably answers My next question!

    Is there anything I should be doing to My new airbrush before first use? what is Your process with a new AB or do You just fill and paint? :)
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    twood Air-Valve Autobot! Very Likeable!

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    The first thing I do is dismantle and clean it. This will help you to get to know how your brush works...and just spray water or cleaner first to make sure it is working the way it should.
    If you do not do that, make sure the needle is all the way forward as some airbrushes are shipped with the needle back to stop damage from packing and shipping....
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    Same as Tony above, I shoot reducer/cleaner through it to clean off any manufacturing oils
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    Ditto the above for me.


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    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja Staff Member Admin Mod Very Likeable!

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    I start praying, so I don't break something :whistling:
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    I have already sacrificed a toy goat to the airbrush Gods :)

    Thanks for the replies so far :)
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    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja Staff Member Admin Mod Very Likeable!

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    lol
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    Karl Becker Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    Just agreeing with what's been said already. Breaking it down and cleaning it is good, since you will need to when you clean after painting anyway. Also, there have been cases where you get a new brush with a bent needle tip or whatever. Doing a visual check and functionality test is a good idea just for piece of mind. If you know the hardware is in good shape, then it's easier to diagnose any issues you run into once you start painting.
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