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Not to mention you could have distorted your flow nozzel by benting the needle while it was still in the brush. Best to roll it on a flat surface to straighten it so you can get it out.
That method is 'ok', but it's not recommended by most pro airbrushers. The pliers will groove the needle forcing you to change it's shape and size like you did when you sanded it after. The simplest way is to roll it between a couple of coins till it straightens. You may need to buff with a 1500 grit emery cloth, but no real sanding is needed and you DON'T score the metal.Check airbrush.com They have half a dozen great ways of fixing bent needles without damaging them like that.

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