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How to Clean Your Airbrush Gun

Quick Clean

To maintain a clean airbrush gun in between colors, projects, and models, use a cleanser that is suited for the product you are using. Follow these steps:
  • Step 1:

    Loosen the needle chucking nut.

  • Step 2:

    Pull the needle back slightly.

  • Step 3:

    Add a few drops of the cleaning fluid in the cup.

  • Step 4:

    Point the airbrush gun down at an angle and place your finger over the needle cap. Next, push down and pull back on the trigger to produce a back spray effect. This will free any makeup remnants blocking the nozzle passage.

  • Step 5:

    Clean the cup with a makeup brush or cotton swab.

  • Step 6:

    Push the needle back in and screw and the needle chucking nut tightly. Flush with the cleanser to ensure the passage is clear. Place the handle back on the gun.

Deep Clean

Deep cleaning your airbrush after each job is recommended to prevent problems associated with clogging.
  • Step 1:

    Disassemble your airbrush gun according to your model’s specifications.
  • Step 2:

    Soak nozzle cap, nozzle, needle cap, and body in 99% Isopropyl Alcohol.
  • Step 3:

    Wipe needle clean with 99% Isopropyl Alcohol.
  • Step 4:

    Assemble airbrush gun according to the model’s specifications.

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