Pipe Cleaner Question

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  1. hawkeye2an

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    As I have only returned to the hobby within the last year I occasionally find things i used to use hard to find. This time it is REGULAR pipe cleaners. I used to use them to clean my airbrush, now all I can find is the type that have a real stiff bristle added. Not at all useable to get inside the tip of my Binks. Any help?
     
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    I was looking for some recently here in the UK, the 'old fashioned' type, with the cotton 'fluff' covering. Haven't seen any anywhere - looks like they've gone 'hi-tech', when you can find any that is!!
     
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    #3 Colin1, Jun 10, 2010
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    Hm, I've got a couple of bags (- long and short kind) of the soft, cottony kind of old-fashioned pipe cleaners, you can easily get them here in DK. I use them for my lady pipes. And before you guys'll come up with any smart ideas, I can tell you that I only smoke 100 % pure Virginia tobacco in those pipes.
    Try a large specialist tobacco shop online - I can't imagine that the stiff-bristle type of pipe cleaners'll do any good for the insides of an expensive collector's item kind of pipe, for example.

    Cheers,

    Maria.
     
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    Whats the difference between a lady pipe and a pipe......that threw me off for a second..
     
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    A lady pipe is smaller and lighter than a men's pipe - more elegant, and supposedly easier to handle for us "weaker" females. *snorts, then laughs* :D

    You can see some examples here:

    Women's Pipes
     
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    Got my last batch of pipe cleaners several years ago from Brownell's. They are a Gunsmith/Shooting supply shop. They have an on-line web-store. Just Google "Brownells". Midway USA may have them as well.
     
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    I use Interdental Brushes like this with my airbrush along with pipe cleaners. They are stiffer than soft pipe cleaners, but not nearly as stiff as those stiff bristles in normal pipe cleaners, and the tips are replaceable
     

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    Thanks everybody.
    I LOVE THIS FORUM !!!
    If I asked this type of question on the 'other' forums I might get 1 or 2 replies in a week and they're usually WEAK answers.
     
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