Basic Instructions for using .35mm needle size and SMALLER with your SharpenAir™
***.5mm needle instructions located at bottom of page
Although the SharpenAir™ is quick and easy to use it is helpful to read our instructions before your first use to ensure proper sharpening of your airbrush fluid needle.
Please note that removing a severely bent or damaged needle may cause further damage to your airbrush. Before removing the damaged fluid needle to begin the repair process we recommend inspecting and manually straightening severe bends to reduce risk of further damage to the body of your airbrush.SharpenAir™ contains four sharpening stones in its main compartment area where the logo is embossed. There are four runners which run from the base of the sharpener vertically to the end of the sharpener.
Begin by holding the SharpenAir™ in your left hand (vice versa for left handed users), logo side up. Reference graphic below once reading the steps.
Step 2: This runner is at less of an angle than Step 1 and uses a less aggressive stone. Using the same amount of revolutions as step 1 (10-15), this step eases the angle even further in order to reach stock angle. This process will also help in removing some of the step one sand scratches.
Step 4 contains a higher grit sharpening stone and will further sand out the scratches from Step 3.
Quick tip: SharpenAir™ sharpening stones are designed for you to receive maximum amount of use. They are each double-sided and can be rotated and flipped giving you the best results. When the time comes, replacement stones can be purchase on our website.
Quick tip: After sharpening your airbrush needle it may help to polish out the needle in order to avoid the onset of Dry Tip. An easy way of doing this is to use some metal polish, a cloth, a small piece of paper or 2000 grit sandpaper, and a drill. Add a little polish to the needle tip and place the needle tip inside the paper placed in between your finger and thumb, pinching the cone. Run the drill for 10-20 secs and repeat as many times as needed until the scratches have softened or smoothed. This step can be repeated using a soft cloth to further buff and polish your needle.
- .5mm Needle instructions