Bacia Edelman on thu 18 apr 02
Hi. I have used an airbrush for many years, formerly
used the single action type, now the VL. However, I hadn't
used it for at least the last two years. When trying to
spray terra sig with it, it spattered a tiny bit, but didn't
I tried to remember how to clean it, got out my vaseline
and scotch tape to hold down
the finger button, but couldn't remove the needle. It
was stuck from poor housekeeping, I guess.
I phoned Paasche's 800 no. and did get help. The man who
answered said if I couldn't remove the needle with a rag
around the needle shaft and then pliers, I should mail it in
for repair: $45 an hr., probably half an hr. plus 2-way
That put me to hard work and I finally removed the needle
to wipe clean, grease shaft with vaseline etc.
My question is because of something the kind Paasche tech
said. That I should take apart and clean my airbrush after
each use. Really??? I never did that, just ran clean water through
it and sprayed at the side of the water bucket.
So please tell me, any of you that use an airbrush, if I
should really listen to his advice.
vince pitelka on thu 18 apr 02
> My question is because of something the kind Paasche tech
> said. That I should take apart and clean my airbrush after
> each use. Really??? I never did that, just ran clean water through
> it and sprayed at the side of the water bucket.
> So please tell me, any of you that use an airbrush, if I
> should really listen to his advice.
Yes, you certainly should, because otherwise the glaze gets into the screw
threads on the nozzle and needle, and spraying water through them does not
remove that glaze residue. You already know what happens as a result. When
you DO want to remove the nozzle or needle, the threads seize up.
Best wishes -
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