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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => Painting, Finishing and Care. => Topic started by: Ted_H on May 27, 2013, 09:48:55 PM

Title: break during airbrush work
Post by: Ted_H on May 27, 2013, 09:48:55 PM
Thanks to Gary on here (essex2visuvesi) I've now been able to take up airbrushing.
However as you all know your just half way through a pint when someone else requires your services.. !
Am I able to just put the job to one side to carry out the important tasks, or do I need to empty and clean before I leave the airbrush.. I wouldn't like to come back to a blocked nozzle.
Thanks Ted :police: 
Title: Re: break during airbrush work
Post by: wartsilaone on May 27, 2013, 09:55:59 PM
My response would be,


Shout ''I'll be down in a minute love'' then finish the job.


Ali
Title: Re: break during airbrush work
Post by: Ted_H on May 27, 2013, 10:21:03 PM
Thanks to Gary on here (essex2visuvesi) I've now been able to take up airbrushing.
However as you all know your just half way through a pint when someone else requires your services.. !
Am I able to just put the job to one side to carry out the important tasks, or do I need to empty and clean before I leave the airbrush.. I wouldn't like to come back to a blocked nozzle.
Thanks Ted :police:
I meant paint ... not pint ... though that would be bad to be called away from too !
Title: Re: break during airbrush work
Post by: essex2visuvesi on May 28, 2013, 05:08:01 AM
It depends on the paint you are using, but I tend not to leave paint standing in the airbrush especially acrylics.  I ruined one airbrush when using acrylics when I decided to go for a quick smoke before cleaning it. (not one of the ones I sold you I might add :) )
With regards to cleaning... an ultrasonic jewellery cleaner is great.
This is the one I have:-
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/James-JPL-Ultrasonic-7000-Professional-Cleaner-Bath-for-Jewellery-Ring-Dentures-/390594974795?pt=UK_Jewellery_Watches_JewelleryBoxes_Supplies_CA&hash=item5af146544b (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/James-JPL-Ultrasonic-7000-Professional-Cleaner-Bath-for-Jewellery-Ring-Dentures-/390594974795?pt=UK_Jewellery_Watches_JewelleryBoxes_Supplies_CA&hash=item5af146544b)
You can of course get a smaller one.  The have the added bonus of being useful for many other uses as well (including cleaning the wife's 'bling')