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Favourite Scale: OO / 1:76 Likes: Making small stuff on the laser cutter Dislikes: Counting rivets Other info: Starting to dabble with the world of 3D printing a bit to enhance the products we create on the laser. Layout: Whitwick Grove

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  1. VicD

    Airbrushing for beginners, just a couple of observations, 1st brilliant standard of delivery, and camera skills, that said, when cleaning, if you take the needle out of the back, don’t forget to remove the trigger mechanism and clean, residual paint on the needle will over time deteriorate the efficiency of the unit, you can as an alternative remove the nozzle first and remove the needle from the front.
    Instead of using a reamer, consider soaking the nozzle assembly in a shallow bath of air brush cleaner (I use a plastic shot glass, and put about ¼”) always using the reamer ‘could’ score the inside face of the nozzle, (sometimes you have to ream, especially with smaller nozzle sizes, just be very careful)
    If you live in a hard water area, use distilled water, this will stop most calcification forming in the unit.
    One last, when changing needle and nozzle sizes, put the replaced n&n back in the tube immediately and put a drop of cleaner (I do mean a drop) into the tube before closing.
    Ooh, really last one, just before putting away after cleaning, put a drop or two of cleaner into brush and use, this checks the system is clean when pointed at an area which contrasts the last colour used, and also ensures a modicum of lubrication before putting it away.

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