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How Airbrushes Work is a comprehensive examination of airbrush use, maintenance and repair. Too many first time airbrush users experience problems because they don't know how to clean and maintain the airbrush.

Whether the airbrush is from Japan, Germany, or the US, the tools and techniques needed for complete disassembly and cleaning are listed here in detail.

Common repairs are covered as well. Anyone who's ever wondered how to straighten a bent needle, or clean a sticky air valve, needs this book.

Each airbrush discussed is equipped with a range of adjustments and author Steve Leahy explains every one. From needle seat tension to paint flow control, individual adjustments are explained in detail, with specific reference to the different airbrush brands.

The best airbrush in the world isn't any good without a source of air. Steven discusses different compressor types and the advantages of each. Is a diaphragm compressor better than a piston-style compressor? And how should that compressor be maintained? Read this book and find out.

Table of Contents:

  • History of the Airbrush
  • Basic Function of the Airbrush
  • Paint Feed Types
  • Main Lever Types
  • Paint and Air Mixture Types
  • Nozzle and Tips
  • Airbrush Adjustments
  • Airbrush Bodies
  • Care and Maintenance
  • Air Supplies
  • Compressor Maintenance
  • Air Hoses
  • Beyond Basic Repairs
  • Painting Surfaces
  • Painting Basics
  • Airbrush Buyer's Guide
  • Stencils, Templates and Masks
  • Putting it all Togehter
  • Troubleshooting Guide
  • Sources and Catalog
Though the book is designed to help airbrush users maintain and repair their airbrushes, Steven uses two chapters to explain airbrush painting basics. From types of paint to trigger control, Steven provides a wealth of information. From the first page to the last, this is a book designed to help both novice and more experienced airbrush artists.

  • Publisher: Wolfgang Publications
  • Author: Steven Leahy
  • Pages: 144 - Hundreds of color photos
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.5 x 11 inches
  • ISBN: 9781929133710
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