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Best way to clean the airbrush
marauder75
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Firenze, Italy
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Posted: Sunday, July 06, 2008 - 05:51 AM UTC
Hi guys, I just have a question that might seem obvious for someone, but not so much for someone who has begun this hobby since either a year ... Which might be the best way to clean the airbrush pen? I have tried to clean it with a solvent based on nitro, but i would like to use something else (at least less toxic) next time .... Do you have any suggestion? Thank in advance ...
HawkeyeV
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Wisconsin, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 - 02:16 AM UTC
Depends on what you are using for paints. If you are using acrylics, then Windex should be just fine. If you are spraying enamels, then lacquer thinner...you don't need a whole lot.

Regardless of the medium you use to clean, properly tearing down the brush to clean everything is key for proper operation and longevity.

alpha_tango
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Germany
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Posted: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 - 04:21 AM UTC
Have a look here ..although I use my airgun for years I still learned a few tricks:

http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=1204

HTH

cheers

Steffen
Moeggo
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 09:55 PM UTC
I use automotive brake cleaner!! Cheap cans from the local shop. Once finished painting, I blast a bit of water through first (I use acrylics) an the while holding down the trigger blast a couple shots down. Automotive brake cleaner doesn't harm any rubber o'rings are in the airbrush.