Aztek Airbrush Nozzle Cleaning

Aztec Airbrush Nozzle Cleaning

Aztec airbrush nozzle cleaning tutorial covers cleaning the nozzle on a Aztek airbrush including taking it apart and putting it back together again. Written by by Allan Hull. If you own an Aztek airbrush you should find this article very help in keeping your airbrush working it perfect working order. Brought to you by Airbrush Technique Magazine.
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Airbrush Supplies Required:

toothbrush, dish soap, water, inkjet syringe, toothpicks, container, water.

 

airbrush nozzle 1
aztec airbrush nozzle 1

 

 

airbrush nozzle
aztec airbrush cleaning with tooth brush

Toothbrush dipped in soapy water works well to clean the outside of an Aztek tip.

 

airbrush nozzle
cleaning aztec airbrush

A toothpick dipped in cleaning solution can get the area surrounding the needle.

 

airbrush nozzle
soaking airbrush nozzle

Soaking the tip(s) in cleaning solution helps loosen crud.

 

airbrush nozzle
rinsing airbrush nozzle

Rinse the head of the brush body in running water.

 

aztec nozzle
rinsing aztec nozzle

Holding down the trigge run water through the nozzle opening.

 

aztec nozzle
aztec airbrush nozzle

Gently push in, then pull out the needle/nozzle assembly to separate it from the tip body.

 

aztec nozzle
taking aztec nozzle apart

needle/nozzle separated from tip body

 

aztec nozzle
taking aztec nozzle apart

The needle can be separated from the nozzle by gently pulling on the base of the needle.

 

aztec nozzle
soaking nozzle parts

Soak the tip body and nozzle in cleaner while working on the needle.

 

aztec nozzle
cleaning nozzle parts

A toothbrush makes cleaning the needle much easier.

 

needle
cleaning needle

Stick a fingernail between the spring coils and “unscrew” the needle to free crud stuck between the needle and the spring.

 

airbrush needle
aztec needle

An inkjet syringe simplifies flushing the nozzle with cleaner.

 

needle
dirt in needle

Crude found inside the nozzle.

 

aztec nozzle
cleaning aztec nozzle

A toothpick can also help scrub a nozzle clean.

 

aztec nozzle
scrub nozzle body

Scrub the tip body with a toothbrush and cleaner.

 

nozzle
aztec nozzle

Put needle back inside the nozzle and nozzle inside tip body. Rotate nozzle until the flutes line up with groove inside the tip body.

 

aztec nozzle
putting nozzle back together

After the flutes are lined up with the groove, the nozzle will drop down inside the tip body. Gently push the nozzle to seat it inside the tip body.

 

nozzle
nozzle back together

Fully re-assembled tip.

 

nozzle
aztec nozzle

Put tip back on airbrush and flush with clean water.

 

nozzle
aztec nozzle

Some tips have recessed needles, a toothbrush or toothpick dipped in cleaner can clean off minor tip dry during production.

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