Airbrush Paint method Question

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    Airbrush Paint method Question

    Hey all! When using enamels with an airbrush, what do you knowledgeable folks use to clean it after use/between colors? A solvent based thinner? turpentine? Any help before I bollocks up my airbrush would be great!

    Shinobi

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    I juts use some thinners...
    Can't believe that you got b@llocks past the filter? nice....

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    hahaha! Well, that's becuase in the US "bollocks" is just a "funny british word" Kind of like "shag" That's how Mike Meyers didn;t get any heat for "The Spy who Shagged me" However, the title "Goldmember" almost didn;t pass US censors!

    But back on topic... Any old paint thinner, or a hobby branded (i.e. Testors) kind?

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    Pfft.... you said 'Shag'...

    er.. topic!
    Yeah I just used a cellulose thinner from Halfords and I'm sure Hobby shop stuff is the same if not better?

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    hehehe! See, that's what I mean, in the UK "shag" makes kids snicker, in the US people think your talking about a rug!

    Erm... and OK, so just flush thinner through after airbrushing, then water?

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    Water? I've never used water to flush... (no jokes please)
    I just poured a small amount into the pot and sprayed the mix/residue onto a paper towel till it came out clear.

    p.s. I resent being called a kid!

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    I picked up a massive container of paint thinner from a hardware shop. Like 5 or 10.00 and I'm not sure I will be able to use it all in my lifetime...

    I only use it to clean. I mix/thin with same name thinner (humbrol to humbrol, testors to testors, etc..)

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    I found white spirit is perfect for ' flushing the brush' through between enamel colours, much cheaper than thinners, which i use to clean the brush when i strip it down...

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    terminal fettler said: View Post
    I found white spirit is perfect for ' flushing the brush' through between enamel colours, much cheaper than thinners, which i use to clean the brush when i strip it down...
    Really? white spirit?
    Cheers G, Allot cheaper!

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    Well... not to sounds dumb... but what are "white spirits?" (no ghost jokes ) Mineral spirits?

    And Mojo, remember this.. You're only young once, but you can act immature your WHOLE life!

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    Shinobi_Fett said: View Post
    Mojo, remember this.. You're only young once, but you can act immature your WHOLE life!

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    Shinobi_Fett said: View Post
    Well... not to sounds dumb... but what are "white spirits?" (no ghost jokes ) Mineral spirits?

    And Mojo, remember this.. You're only young once, but you can act immature your WHOLE life!
    Shinobi, yes, white spirits is the same as mineral spirits.
    Just a different name between the UK and the US.

    Like when they keep adding those pesky "u's" to words like color, etc.
    Whuy do youu UUK guuys keep adduing U's to wourds that doun't neeud theum?????

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    Whuy do youu UUK guuys keep adduing U's to wourds that doun't neeud theum?????
    Now that looks like you're typing with a Scottish accent

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    Whuy do youu UUK guuys keep adduing U's to wourds that doun't neeud theum?????
    Becauuuse we uuuse the quuueens English... dear boy, what what

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    Mojo, have you seen the "Speak in ENGLISH English scene in Austin Powers: Goldmember with Mike Meyers and Michael Caine? Funny stuff!

    Edit: THIS! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgPH0tYXJrA

    And thanks about the thinner ideas folks!

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    superjedi said: View Post
    Shinobi, yes, white spirits is the same as mineral spirits.
    Just a different name between the UK and the US.

    Like when they keep adding those pesky "u's" to words like color, etc.
    Whuy do youu UUK guuys keep adduing U's to wourds that doun't neeud theum?????
    and you guys came up with 'snickers' , long live the 'marathon' !!

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    LOL

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    For acrylics I use tamiya acrylic thinner and white spirit for enamels, enamels do tend to clog up a lot more than acrylics, at least thats what I discovered after not properly cleaning my 1st airbrush once, **** it

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