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We can fly to the moon...
Posted by Oxboy on Saturday, May 19, 2018 5:12 PM

...split the atom, nearly cure cancer, build canals through entire countries, but...

we can't build an airbrush that sprays consistently for longer than 20 seconds.  Angry

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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, May 19, 2018 5:36 PM

It’s probably acrylic paint.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, May 19, 2018 7:02 PM

stikpusher

It’s probably acrylic paint.

 

That's funny. I was thinking the exact same thing.

-Greg

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, May 19, 2018 9:09 PM

I have no trouble with enamels. I do pretty well with Tamiya, IF you use the X20.

I have given up completely on MM Acryl.

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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, May 19, 2018 10:32 PM

GMorrison

I have no trouble with enamels. I do pretty well with Tamiya, IF you use the X20.

I have given up completely on MM Acryl.

 

I haven’t given up on MM Acryls, but they are a last choice. And bigtime  agreement on enamels and Tamiya with their thinner

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Saturday, May 19, 2018 10:40 PM

Funny, I never had issues airbrushing MM acrylics longer than 20 seconds. Maybe the weather/humidity? Unless they changed the properties/chemicals in their acrylic lines. I don't know.

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    March, 2017
Posted by Gerg on Sunday, May 20, 2018 12:29 AM

stikpusher

It’s probably acrylic paint.

 

I was going to second you on that and soon saw that others had beat me to it.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, May 20, 2018 2:18 AM

Ha... Greg did earlier Gerg...

Lol

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Bearcat57 on Sunday, May 20, 2018 6:34 PM

Well truth-be-told - we can’t even fly to the damn Moon anymore. 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, May 20, 2018 7:21 PM

keavdog

Ha... Greg did earlier Gerg...

Lol

 

Is that confusing or what? I don't even know what's going on. Big Smile

-Greg

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    March, 2013
Posted by patrick206 on Monday, May 21, 2018 8:11 PM

I'll throw a couple of worthless pennies in. I use mostly Tamiya acrylic, I saw on you tube that several of the builders are thinning at a very high ratio. When I thinned at the usual two parts thinner to three parts paint, I did experience a considerable amount of tip dry. Now I commonly thin at a minimum of 50/50, sometimes 60-80% thinner. Normally use their X-20A, sometimes their lacquer thinner, seldom 91%alcohol.

Usual psi of 12-18, now clogging and tip dry are fairly rare, the old q-tip and lacquer thinner swab every few minutes seems to take care of it. Some of my spray sessions go on for 20 mininutes or more, next to no airbrush malfunctions.

It's worth a try to use higher thinning ratios, to see how it may help you.

Patrick

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, May 21, 2018 10:13 PM

We flew to the moon in the all enamels hobby paints era... Polly S acrylics appeared around the time of Skylab and Apollo/Soyuz... 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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