Airbrush cleaning

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Airbrush cleaning

Joined: February 20th, 2004, 5:02 pm

March 20th, 2004, 4:18 pm #1

I was wondering, is there any other medium that can be used to clean an airbrush except red spirit when I use Tamiya acrylics and Tamiya thinner?
I seem to have run out of red spirit you see. Would the Tamiya thinner itself be a good medium?
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jack fisher
jack fisher

March 20th, 2004, 11:26 pm #2

here in the US we use Windex which is window cleaner (blue stuff) it takes the tamiya acrylic off in seconds and is a lot easier than spirit.
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Magnus Skjoelsvold
Magnus Skjoelsvold

March 21st, 2004, 6:08 am #3

Yeah, I use that blue window cleaner to thin my acrylic paints aswell. If I can use that as cleaner that's great.
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Alan R Bessler
Alan R Bessler

March 21st, 2004, 1:27 pm #4

I was wondering, is there any other medium that can be used to clean an airbrush except red spirit when I use Tamiya acrylics and Tamiya thinner?
I seem to have run out of red spirit you see. Would the Tamiya thinner itself be a good medium?
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Joined: February 20th, 2004, 5:02 pm

March 21st, 2004, 7:02 pm #5

Thanks the the tips. I tried the windex and it worked great. A bit off topic now, when I was airbrushing just now, suddanly my compressor stops working, it just turns off. I try switching it on and off, un and replugging it, nothing. Then after maybe a minute or so, I here a click, so I try turning it back on, then this low humming sound is made before it stops again. It has enough oil, both the air and oil tubes are open, so I'm a bit puzzled. I tried checking the manual but nothing about it there.

Any help? I have a SilAir compressor of some sort.
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neilson eznack
neilson eznack

March 31st, 2004, 3:44 am #6

heat. i had one do the same. put a fan blowing on it.
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