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!
My first buying experience with Maple Airbrush Supplies was great. Donna answered my questions quickly and professionally, and our exchanges were very friendly. I will definitely be a return customer.
I have already recovered 2 bent needles with the SharpenAir, it is very easy to use.
Works very well. When following the instructions, make sure you use 2000-grit paper to finish the job.
Had to use SharpenAir a couple days after receiving it.Followed the instructions and it worked great. This is a money saver and would recommend SharpenAir to any one who owns a airbrush.
Absolutely love this product. It is a dream to use. From day one I turned it on to run base coats on a few larger pieces of scenery; ended up testing out the control of air pressure and it blew me away. From base coating to fine detail and everything in between. This product completely satisfies my hobby needs. This unit can handle small hobby projects to much larger projects. The automatic regulation is well implemented. Very efficient and quiet. Always recommend this product and will always support Maple Airbrush Supplies. Their customer service is next to none. Their knowledge and personable approach is why I keep coming back to them.
I was able to save about 40 to 45 percent of my bent needles. If you don't expect miracles this tool is very handy for most minor bends.As we all know some brands of needles can be very pricey, so any fix is a win-win.
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Remaining glossy is important so that reflection occurs after 4104 Quicksilver Chrome is applied.
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Do not reduce with 4012 Reducer as it’s a solvent used with candy2o and use of it in 4040 will create a shared material between candy2o and 4040 which may allow for bleeding.
Do not reduce. Spray directly from the bottle around 20 psi inlet. Quicksilver Chrome has excellent adhesion direct to any surface and can be applied direct to glossy, non-sanded surfaces such as powder-coat, urethane finishes, plastics, and any substrate.
Apply over a gloss black surface, such as 4258 Auto-Air Gloss Black.
Apply Quicksilver Chrome in very, very light coats. It’s essential that some of the black base be visible through the Quicksilver Chrome even on the direct view. It cannot be stressed enough how light Quicksilver Chrome is applied; too much and the brilliant chrome effect is lost.
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