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  • Member since
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  • From: Mountainhome PA
What went Wrong?
Posted by Shnake on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 4:06 PM

Hi,

 

I posted this question in the wrong place so I thought I woudl try here.

I just used my Badger 155 air brush for the first time.

I used model master gloss black and thinned it down with Testors Acrylic thinner and brush cleaner.

When I was done I took the brush apart to clean it and there was residue of paint on the needle and in the nozzel that had a sticky, rubbery consistancy kind of snotty like.

Is this normal or did I do something wrong?

Thank you!!!

"I'm Growing Older But Not Up!"

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  • From: Sydney, Australia
Posted by Phil_H on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 4:33 PM

Shnake
I used model master gloss black and thinned it down with Testors Acrylic thinner and brush cleaner.

Looking at your other thread, you said you used Model Master enamel? If so, attempting to thin with acrylic thinner is most likely the cause of your problem.

 

 

  • Member since
    January, 2017
  • From: Mountainhome PA
Posted by Shnake on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 4:37 PM

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Agreed it did say thinner so...  Lesson learned.  What thinner do you use for Testors Model Masters paints?

 

"I'm Growing Older But Not Up!"

  • Member since
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  • From: Sydney, Australia
Posted by Phil_H on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 4:58 PM

Either Testors own enamel thinner or plain old hardware store mineral spirits.

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  • From: Mountainhome PA
Posted by Shnake on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 5:38 PM

Sweet, I might even have mineral spirits.  If not, I'm always looking for an excuse to go to the hardware store.  Geeked 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 5:46 PM

Shnake

I used model master gloss black and thinned it down with Testors Acrylic thinner and brush cleaner.

 

Heh... that’s like trying to thin oil base paint using water. Glad you got your problem solved. A lesson learned...

  • Member since
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  • From: Mountainhome PA
Posted by Shnake on Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:09 AM

OK The PLOT THICKENS...

The idiot at the other end of the airbrush didn't READ the bottle.  I thought I was using acrylic but I'm actually using their Model Master Custom Lacquer System.

So I'm guessing I need Lacquer Thinner?  Do I need to use the testors or will any lacquer thinner do?

So annoyed with myself.Crying

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, November 30, 2017 2:38 PM

Any good laquer thinner should work.  Can pick up a quart at most hardware or home improvement store.  Would try for a "fast" (relates to dry time).  Stay away frome the cheaper "wash" thinners, those are recycled and might have some other solvents in them.

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