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Jimmy The Guz

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Airbrush cleaning stations
« on: January 18, 2013, 02:27:48 PM »

Hello GAF,  :headbang:

Can anyone recommend an airbrush cleaning station for syphon feed/bottom feed air brushes?  I have a badger 175 and the only cleaning stations I have found locally are for gravity fed air brushes. 

If I was to use on of the gravity fed cleaning station, the paint bottle (or cup) gets in the way and I can't place the airbrushes tip/head into the unit properly.

I've tried making one with a plastic container made for solvents and a filter in the lid, but it didn't turn out that well. 

Thanks for the help.

JTG
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Re: Airbrush cleaning stations
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013, 04:32:54 PM »

You want something like this https://www.frontlinehobbies.com.au/products/AZT-9315X Wouldn't buy it from them though their price is BS.

Wouldn't have a clue if it works as I've never used one. Icecream container does me just fine  :)
« Last Edit: January 18, 2013, 04:34:31 PM by thegunny »
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Re: Airbrush cleaning stations
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013, 05:59:57 PM »

Coke bottle et al with hole in the lid would suffice....unfortunately, a lot of the stations are designed for gravity, not siphon.

Or you could just point it out the window and bugger the environment!!
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Re: Airbrush cleaning stations
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013, 06:03:57 PM »

after what mother nature pulled on sydney today, I like tristan's approach
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Re: Airbrush cleaning stations
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2013, 02:42:20 AM »

Thank your for the feedback Gunny, Tristan and Pait.  I'll keep experimenting with my own contraption till I can afford something like The Gunny linked in his post.

45.5 degrees centigrade in Sydney would be more than enough for any one in the world.  It only got to 18 here in Welli today. Kiwis have crap weather compared to you guys over the ditch.
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Re: Airbrush cleaning stations
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2013, 06:26:51 AM »

If you can find a cheap Iwata Cleaning Station, it's fantastic.  Living in the stats, I can get it from Amazon for $18 shipped to my place.  I bought one and LOVE it.
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Re: Airbrush cleaning stations
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2013, 08:58:27 AM »

I actually have an iwata one (I was going to suggest it originally) and it could fit a siphon ab if you unclipped the rest the brush is supposed to sit on. As you have to hold it anyways whilst emptying it, the rest is a bit of an add-on thats not needed if you dont want to use the station as a holder (if that makes sense).

Im sure you could get a heap knock off from ebay so long as it comes with a detachable rest or maybe the iwata could do the trick?

iwata
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Iwata-AIRBRUSH-CLEANING-STATION-POT-Cleaner-Holder-Auto-Car-Hobby-Craft-Paint-/200872989749?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ec4f69435&_uhb=1#ht_2912wt_1156

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http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VEDA-AIRBRUSH-Cleaner-Clean-pot-Jar-Cleaning-STATION-bottles-WD-61-/330619408892?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Model_Kits&hash=item4cfa73d1fc&_uhb=1#ht_6799wt_1378
« Last Edit: January 19, 2013, 08:59:33 AM by tristan »
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Re: Airbrush cleaning stations
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2013, 03:41:38 PM »

I used this method for a while before I bought a cleaning station pot.

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http://www.swannysmodels.com/FumeCan.html
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Re: Airbrush cleaning stations
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2013, 02:50:26 AM »

Thanks nicoga3000 I will look into further.

KaiK, again you are on the money with your advice.
« Last Edit: January 22, 2013, 03:15:11 PM by Jimmy The Guz »
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Re: Airbrush cleaning stations
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2013, 02:28:03 PM »

from memory I paid something like $15 for the Sparmax cleaning pod which suspiciously looked like Iwata cleaning pod but much much cheaper???
can't remember whether I bought it from the old HobbyCo store or some other shop in the city (there used to be a few although nowadays they are all gone...)

« Last Edit: January 24, 2013, 09:07:52 AM by dj898 »
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Re: Airbrush cleaning stations
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2013, 03:16:34 PM »

Nice find DJ898.  I'll see if I can source one over here.
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