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Shooting Model Master Metalizer enamels?
UM83CANES
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Posted: Friday, July 01, 2011 - 05:47 AM UTC
What product should I use to clean my airbrush after wards? Will Turpentine work? I usually shoot acrylics so I have no idea what I’m doing with enamels…

Thanks,
Noah
Tojo72
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Posted: Friday, July 01, 2011 - 06:28 AM UTC
mineral spirits,probably 7-8$ a gallon,use it for cleanup on all enamels.
UM83CANES
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Posted: Friday, July 01, 2011 - 09:44 AM UTC
Thanks for the tip!
JackFlash
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 03:32 PM UTC
Model Master Metalizers are lacquer based. Not enamel. Use the the Testor MM metalizer thinner or you will wind up with goo in a bottle.
NormSon
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 03:55 PM UTC
Lacquer thinner. Any brand inexpensive will do, pick it up at the local hardware store, Home Depot, or Lowes.
Norm Samuelson
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 02:54 AM UTC
'Toluol' is an excellent lacquer thinner/cleaner; available fairly cheap at the hardware. As in the case of any flammable poison, however, it need be treated with respect.
vanize
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 04:09 AM UTC
Just remember to be in a VERY well ventilated area when you use lacquers and their solvents! seriously consider a respirator too (a real one, not the silly ones most people use that are actually just particulate filters).

Take potential respiratory absorption and potential damage MUCH more seriously than you otherwise do for acrylics - not that you shouldn't take it seriously for those too, but atomized lacquer thinner will take you down very quickly and seriously if you don't give it lots of respect.