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PostPosted: May 27th, 2013, 5:30 pm 
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So, there's a lot of good stuff here about brushes and compressors, but there's a bewildering array of accessories out there as well - any opinions on what's necessary, what's useful and what's just snake-oil?

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Little nylon brushes for cleaning the AB. Essential!
I also have a "de luxe" cleaning pot - a pot with a hole in the lid and a filter built into the lid. You can empty out the airbrush in there and clean it up without a mess. It also doubles as an airbrush stand, which is utterly essential.
Those are the only exta bits I have.

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Echo Andrew -- little nylon brushes, usually come in a pack of 4-5 sizes, get several.
Also:
Q-tips, the cotton bud on a stick
Pipe Cleaners, but test 'em - you want soft, not scraping, but not too soft. (& small cutter pliers to chop them in half or thirds, but then be sure you strip fuzz off)

Everything else is just accumulated stuff:
Lazy susan.
Styrofoam blocks of various sizes, wide masking tape, blu-tac, pins -- to make things to hold parts on for spraying.
Pipettes to grab cleaner or water.
Small funnel to pour cleaner neatly.
Paper towels -- to clean up when you don't pour well & because you'll always need them.
Very small jars to mix paints in & hold until done a project.
Bigger jars to clean stuff in & to spray off excess & cleaner.
Sealed (fire-resistant) trash can to put old paints, rags, paper towels, etc.

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AndrewR wrote:
Little nylon brushes for cleaning the AB. Essential!
I also have a "de luxe" cleaning pot - a pot with a hole in the lid and a filter built into the lid. You can empty out the airbrush in there and clean it up without a mess. It also doubles as an airbrush stand, which is utterly essential.
Those are the only exta bits I have.

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I've got one of thesehttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Professional-Airbrush-Cleaning-Station-Support/dp/B005DM37MI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369742740&sr=8-1&keywords=airbrush+cleaning+pot
Excellent value.

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That's the one I have too :)

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Interdental brushes in various sizes that you pick up in supermarkets for a couple of quid,not bad on your teeth as well (they are enamel as well arn't they?)


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Hi all, i have never used an airbrush, but i am considering getting one on ebay, the one i have been looking at is AS 186 Complete Airbrush Kit + Compressor With Tank.
i would like to know what any one thinks about this set up, the price is around £70.00.
as i say i have no idea about airbrushing.

regards rich.

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Probably one of the Chinese copies. They work OK and will provide a basic service. However, they are not as well engineered as a more expensive brush and they may need frequent stripping down and deep cleaning to keep working.

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