Disassembly - Gravity Feed — U.S. Art Supply


The most important part of taking up painting with an Airbrush is the cleaning and care for it. Taking time to properly clean your airbrush is what will be the defining attribute to a nice clean airbrush painting. The saying used to be “your painting will only be as good as your equipment,” when it is in fact, ” your art will only be as good as how CLEAN your equipment is.”

Step 0.

When removing parts, set aside in order, from right to left and refer to the Parts diagram when re-assembling your airbrush

Step 4.
Unscrew the spring guide and set aside
Step 8.
Lift up the trigger and set aside

Step 12.
Unscrew the Head system base or Air cap
Step 14.
Carefully screw on the Fluid Nozzle with your fingers. You may also need the use of the provided Spanner wrench
Step 18.
Replace the needle chucking guide (with auxiliary lever)

Step 22. 

Carefully replace the needle

Step 1.

Unscrew the handle and set aside

Step 5.

Remove the spring and set aside.
Step 9.
Unscrew the Needle cap.

Step 12a.
Use the cleaning brush to clean the head assembly, then rinse
Step 15.
Screw on the Nozzle cap

Step 19.
Screw on the handle assembly.

Step 23.

Screw on the needle chucking nut

Step 2.

Unscrew the needle chucking nut and set aside.

Step 6.
Unscrew the handle assembly.
Step 10.
Unscrew the Nozzle cap then set aside

Step 12b.
Next, use the cleaning brush and airbrush cleaner to clean the inside of the main body of the airbrush, then rinse.
Step 16.
Unscrew the Needle cap then set aside.

Step 20.

Replace the spring

Step 24.

Screw on the handle assembly

Step 3. 

Carefully remove the needle and wipe clean with cleaning solution and a paper towel. Look for any bending on the tip of the needle, then set aside.

Step 7.
Carefully remove the needle chucking guide (with auxilary lever) and set aside.
Step 11.
Carefully unscrew the Fluid Nozzle with your fingers. You may also need the use of the provided Spanner wrench to tighten or loosen the nozzle.
Step 13.
For reassembling your airbrush, start by screwing on the Head system base or Air cap
Step 17.
Carefully replace the trigger

Step 21.

Replace the spring guide


Congratulations! You've cleaned your airbrush! Now, add some water in the color cup and do a test spray to make sure the brush is operating properly.