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Offline FW190A-8

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Re: Painting section...HOW TO?!?!
« Reply #15 on: Mon Feb, 14, 2011, 07:55:AM »
Dose anyone use windex to clean their brushes? does that work?  ???

Some time back I stumbled upon a recipe from a well respected guy going by the name MikeV. He suggests this brew;

1 part Simple Green
1 part Windex
2 parts distilled water

I tried it and I won't use anything else now. It works a treat for me. Others may not like it but I found that it cleans my Airbrush very well. Of course I am talking about cleaning Acrylic paint - not enamel. After running this brew through the Brush I finish up by shooting distilled water only. Occasionally I will squirt some Medea Airbrush cleaner through before finishing with the H2O. The H20 is probably overkill, but so-far-so-good.
Remember - This is not my recipe. I just read it on another forum and I tried it for myself. It works for me (and many others out there) but not everyone will agree. There is much debate on squirting ammonia through an airbrush. My personal view is that it works for me and that is all I can go by.
cheers,
FW190
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Re: Painting section...HOW TO?!?!
« Reply #16 on: Mon Feb, 14, 2011, 10:53:AM »
Great recipe. Will make a great tip in resources too!

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Re: Painting section...HOW TO?!?!
« Reply #17 on: Tue Feb, 15, 2011, 04:17:PM »
wow....

I like the createx airbrush cleaner ,I notice alot of modelers have mentioned using it for general acrylics cleaning on some other model forums , I use it because I got big a bottle long ago.
not only is it a cleaner but just as important, a conditioner.

lubing the airbrush is important, especially when using backyard brews containing ammonia !
it is not kind to o rings<<< it can/will dry them out.
I figure this way ,, I bought the best airbrush I could afford, I spent a ton of money on paints ..
I'm using the best cleaner/conditioner I can find. I may be cheap but not with my airbrush.
 The $5.00 was worth it







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Re: Painting section...HOW TO?!?!
« Reply #18 on: Mon Feb, 21, 2011, 09:30:PM »
Hi RocketSilo,
                   I would like to use Createx Cleaner through my Airbrush as well. Unfortunately, it costs $72 per litre here in Australia ($72 per 34 ounces). Yes, I can buy it in smaller bottles but the price goes up accordingly. The cheapest way to buy it here is per litre.

I don't suppose you guys can send me some?  ;)

cheers,
FW190

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Re: Painting section...HOW TO?!?!
« Reply #19 on: Wed Feb, 23, 2011, 04:56:PM »
wow ,, that's insane!..I had no idea it would be so costly out your way.
scrap my post and go for the recipe.
you have to do with what you have ,you might still try to pick up some lube for your AB if possible.


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Re: Painting section...HOW TO?!?!
« Reply #20 on: Mon Mar, 07, 2011, 12:53:PM »
One product I have used to clean between colors is a cheap ammonia based cleaner.
>>>Not pure ammonia<< instead it's a common household cleaner that has a soapy-ness to it.
 than I spray thru some water to flush it.

It's similar to windex as it contains ammonia but a much higher ratio.

I had some problems in the past with windex not getting the brush clean .
I found the ammonia cleaner concentrate at a dollar store  for ..a dollar..lol.
it works very well but needs to be dilluted with water by the instructions.
I still use it when the airbrush gets really dirty , than spray some createx cleaner conditioner once it's clean.

I think that most household sections in the stores would have a comparable product.
 

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Re: Painting section...HOW TO?!?!
« Reply #21 on: Tue Jun, 07, 2011, 11:34:AM »
Is it the enamals that you really have to be careful when spraying because it can really hurt your lungs?  You should always have a well vented area, but I heard with one of them you really should wear a mask and also.
But it isn't as fun!
Ron W.

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Re: Painting section...HOW TO?!?!
« Reply #22 on: Thu Dec, 15, 2011, 12:12:AM »
three questions regarding using acrylics in an airbrush

1. optimal air pressure?
2. paint: thinner ratio?
3. Do you guys strain your paint to avoid clumps? If so, what's a good strainer?

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Re: Painting section...HOW TO?!?!
« Reply #23 on: Thu Jan, 12, 2012, 01:18:PM »
three questions regarding using acrylics in an airbrush

1. optimal air pressure?
2. paint: thinner ratio?
3. Do you guys strain your paint to avoid clumps? If so, what's a good strainer?


1. optimal air pressure? - Depends on the paint and what you are painting
2. paint: thinner ratio? - Depends on the paint
3. Do you guys strain your paint to avoid clumps? If so, what's a good strainer? - Don't know about others...but I don't

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Re: Painting section...HOW TO?!?!
« Reply #24 on: Thu Jan, 12, 2012, 02:18:PM »
as re gaurd to 3 get a badger paint mixed and give the pot a gid stir this also helps keep the rim clean from shaking

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Re: Painting section...HOW TO?!?!
« Reply #25 on: Thu Jan, 12, 2012, 03:44:PM »
as re gaurd to 3 get a badger paint mixed and give the pot a gid stir this also helps keep the rim clean from shaking

best paint tool since sliced bread, I can't use the MM Acryls without it

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Re: Painting section...HOW TO?!?!
« Reply #26 on: Thu Jan, 12, 2012, 05:30:PM »
ya and if ya sand the edges a bit it will fit in the vellajo bottles wich is handy because some of them have a lot in them and a quick shake never mixes it

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Re: Painting section...HOW TO?!?!
« Reply #27 on: Thu Jan, 12, 2012, 06:50:PM »
in the states you can find them in the dollar type stores as a "drink mixer".. it has a little spring on the end you simply pop off , for a couple dollars, well worth getting.

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Re: Painting section...HOW TO?!?!
« Reply #28 on: Sat Apr, 28, 2012, 12:50:PM »
I have a question about base-coats.

I'm kind of a novice. I used to do cars a long time ago, but wasn't too demanding about the quality. Now I'm trying to get my skills up to apply to a bunch of Maschinen Krieger kits I bought...

Anyway I was working on a some armor and I put a base coat of black Vallejo on it. And then (after it had dried) put a  couple of coats of Tamiya acrylic paint on it (out of a spray can, don't have an AB yet). Then I put on a coat of clear (I think it was umbroll) and started doing the detailing...

I had masked off and painted some parts, but when I took the masking tape off, all the layers came off right down to the plastic...
What did I miss? I read (on the Vallejo base coat can) the model needed to be degreased and I washed the sprueus before I started, but didn't wash the assembled model. Is that something you guys would do? and if so, how?

A tried masking other bits (this was ruined and had turned into an experiment anyway) and I put the tape on some cloth a couple of times to diminish the adhesiveness, but still all the paint came off...

Hope you can help.

Thanks!


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Re: Painting section...HOW TO?!?!
« Reply #29 on: Tue May, 22, 2012, 09:54:PM »
hi,
i am just getting back into model building and at this time i am enjoying building military aircraft. my problem is recently i purchased a masking tape for scale models and the adhisive residew is on my perfect paint job. i,ve been all over the place trying to find out how to safely remove it so i can paint the next color without ruining the first one. help!!!!!!!!!!!