Airbrush Maintenance & Cleaning Your Airbrush (Iwata Airbrushes & Automotive Paints)
Iwata Airbrush maintenance and cleaning:
Airbrush maintenance and cleaning your airbrush correctly is without a doubt one of the most important aspects of Kustom Painting for anyone. In this video tutorial I wanted to go through the techniques I use to ensure my Airbrush is cleaned thoroughly before I start any kind of Kustom Project.
I see a lot of videos on the internet that show users how to clean an airbrush for water based paints, which is awesome – but rarely a good quality video detailing what’s involved in cleaning an airbrush for automotive paints. This video details the complete tear down of an Iwata HP-CH airbrush, plus the tools and techniques I use to clean the smaller intricate parts of the airbrush. The video will also show you:
- How to carefully remove the internal components of the airbrush
- What products to use to clean your airbrush
- How to setup your work-space
- Recommended safety gear
- What parts to use spray gun lube with
- How to carefully remove the needle
- How to carefully reconstruct the airbrush
- How to use micro brushes for hard to reach places
- How to correctly re-seat the airbrush trigger
Here’s the list of the products I use that will hopefully assist you to make the job much easier!
- Airbrush: Iwata HP-CH (one of my personal favourites!)
- Cotton Tip Buds
- Micro Brushes (Cleaning Kit)
- Raven Solvent Proof Gloves
- Solvent Proof Mini Cups
- Iwata Nozzle Wrench
- Pointy Nose Pliers
- Tooth Brush
Be sure to leave a comment below with any questions!