Hey guys, Iím having airbrush problemsÖ Now hereís the deal, Iím running both Iwata and Badger airbrushes, Iíve got separate compressors with the little water trap deals. Iíve been using a variety paints, but mostly Foquil enamel. I put a coat down, flush the brush out with some thinner and than do another coat in 30 mins or so. The problem is that after a few uses the brush wonít put out any paint and very little air flow is coming out, about this time the air backs up and starts bubbling out through the little paint jar. From best I can tell, the tips are getting clogged (correct me if Iím wrong) and I canít for the life of me get it cleaned out. If I replace the tip, it works fine but soon gets clogged up the same way.
So what I am wondering, is the there any magic to cleaning my air brushes? Back in the early 90s we had little sonic cleaning tanks for our technical pens (for manual drafting). Is there such a thing for use with airbrushes? Or is there a super chemical for flushing these out?
Any help would be great!
(I gottaí get my airbrush up and running so I can do a Ziggy Stardust velvet painting!)