Soft spring

How to install a soft spring

A soft spring is a simple modification that you can install in the air valve of various Iwata airbrushes. You simply unscrew the small air-valve guide, remove the original spring and replace it with the new ‘soft spring’. What does a soft spring look like? Typical Iwata Eclipse HP-SB pictured to the right, on the…

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Airbrush Maintenance

Airbrush Maintenance

A quick video tutorial of the disassembly and re-assembly of a┬ácheap airbrush, and how to lube it for correct future use. It’s Important to note that the 3 in 1 machine oil lube used in this video is absolutely not ideal for use in automotive applications as it is oil (perhaps silicone) based and may…

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single action airbrush

Airbrushes

The two most distinguishable classes of airbrush are the double action and single action airbrush. Airbrush Tutor uses a double action and for the purpose of this website it goes against the rules to use a single action airbrush over which you have little control. Single action means pull the trigger back and in one…

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scrunched up paper

The Best Airbrush Medium?

With the right type of paint flowing through the airbrush, it is possible to paint almost any surface. These surfaces can range from paper, to people, to tree bark. This is one of the strongest advantages of this modern art tool. Papers & cardboards The most common mediums for airbrushing are thick papers and cardboards.…

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Paints

Which Airbrush Paint Should You Be Using?

This is an overview of the different types of paints available and a very brief description of their uses within the airbrush industry. Caution: anything you breathe into your lungs besides fresh air is detrimental to your health.   Water based and solvent based are the two main types of paints used in airbrush art.…

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