Cleaning an airbrush is one of the most important ways to keep your airbrush up to speed, working properly and running smoothly. Whether you are using your airbrush for automotive paint jobs, cake decorating, spray tanning, or models, a cleaning kit is essential. With all of the small components it can be difficult to see those areas that have worn, been damaged or in need of further attention.
The iwata LED Magnifier gives you the ability to get up close and personal with your airbrush, giving you 30x to 60x magnification. LED white and blue lights illuminate the hard to see areas and allow you to keep your airbrush clean and operating perfect.
This is the first and only hand-held device that is specifically designed for repairing bent and damaged airbrush fluid needles. The concept and design was created by Chad Elliot especially for the airbrushing community. SharpenAir works by utilizing multiple angles allowing your damaged needle to be straightened efficiently and with precision each and every time while maintaining its factory angle. There are four channels that are uniquely angled to do the work for you. The sharpener stones are made up of varying grit and work together to provide you with a consistently perfect finish.
Although the SharpenAir™ is quick and easy to use it is helpful to read our instructions before your first use to ensure proper sharpening of your airbrush fluid needle.
SharpenAir contains four sharpening stones in its main compartment area where the logo is embossed. There are four "slots" or "channels" which run from the base of the sharpener vertically to the end of the sharpener.
Working your needle from right to left:
Step 1: Place the needle in the slot (far right) allowing the needle to reach the end of the slot. With minimal pressure begin rotating the needle in a clockwise direction; about 10-15 revolutions. Pull the needle out and check the tip. You may need to repeat this step a few times to achieve the desired straightness and/or until the burr is removed.
Step 2: This slot is at less of an angle than Step 1 and uses a less aggressive stone. Using the same amount of revolutions as step 1 (10-15), this step eases the angle even further in order to reach stock angle. This process will also help in removing some of the step one sand scratches. Step 3 and Step 4 are designed utilizing the same angle.
Step 3: contains a sanding stone consisting of a lower grit to quickly reshape the entire cone if needed. This step is optional. Smaller repairs may be completed at Step 2, however, a more damaged needle may utilize all steps in order to be completely sharpened.
Step 4: contains a higher grit sharpening stone and will further sand out the scratches from Step 3.
- If you have any further questions on how to operate your SharpenAir please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help!
This specially designed polishing pad is used as a final step to the SharpenAir repair process. These pads assist in removing any micro-scratches that may remain on the surface of the needle in order to prevent dry-tip.
You will want this to remove the concentric grooves left by the grinding stones. Under a magnifier you can see the marks disappear and give you that smooth finish you Follow up with some metal polish and your needle, and your needle is now ready for use again!
Clean your airbrush like a pro! Unique tools and expert instructions to clean & maintain any style of airbrush.The Iwata Airbrush Cleaning Kit includes:
How often have small parts rolled off the table, hit the floor and were lost or damaged while cleaning your airbrush? iwata has the perfect solution for you!
We all know that the cleaning process is not the most cherished of tasks for the airbrush artist or hobbyist. The moment you begin the breakdown of your prized airbrush the finely machined parts are at their most vulnerable, this cleaning mat minimizes a loss or damage and it pays for itself in short order and is a must for any airbrush artist.
The benefits are many: