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05-07-2015, 08:38 PM
I am having trouble cleaning out my air brush. I use the cleaner that badger sells but I get a build up at the tip. Is there a a solution I could soak the tip in with out hurting the seals? What do other people use to clean their guns. Thanks Charlie.

05-08-2015, 04:50 AM
I remove the tips every couple uses and just soak it then rinse under pressure. Seems to keep things flowing
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05-08-2015, 05:07 AM
Air brush restore. It will strip it clean. You can also soak it in the simple green windex and water solution receipt that can be found here on the site . I don't remember the exact ratio.
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O.D. Mike
05-09-2015, 07:00 AM
Can you show us a pic of what the tip looks like?

Buy white painting rags from hardware store. After every color, take a rag and wipe out the remaining paint out of the cup. Then flush the cup and airbrush with water and 50/50 simple green and water. Going back and forth with water and 50/50 until you think it is not shooting paint anymore.

Pickup a rag and shoot into the rag, if you see any color or not, start to back flush the gun by folding up the rag and forcing the tip into the rag and spray fully open this will produce bubbles. After doing this a couple of times with water and 50/50 solution, shoot into the rag again, do you see color? If you have water in this step, back flush the gun and check the bowl, after the bubbles settle check to see if there is any paint or metallic flake floating in the bowl. If there is keep back flushing with solution, if there's not your done on to the next color.

Use a ultrasonic jewelry cleaner and DON"T leave parts overnight.

Hope this helps,

05-09-2015, 08:20 AM
I saw some of those collapsable cup liners for spray guns at HD. do those work as good as they claim.Another customer I was talkin to said he just removes them an stores them in a freezer ziplock till he needs the color again. cuts down on cleaning and saves him a load on waste. He was a small time home fix up contractor. Sounds like his ideas might help. I'm just starting so I don't know much about this spray stuff. Ron

08-19-2015, 09:26 AM
Harbor freight, a jewelry sonic , best tool to clean mines.