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Posted by MikeV on Saturday, July 19, 2003 10:32 PM
Good advice Ed. Big Smile [:D]

Mike

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. " Charles Spurgeon
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Posted by MikeV on Saturday, July 19, 2003 10:36 PM
Merlin,

I feel the same way about Coast Airbrush. There are places a little cheaper in price on some items, but the service and helpfulness of the folks at Coast make it worth shopping through them.

Thanks for the kind compliments on my airbrush work my friend. I appreciate it. I am still a long way from where I want to be though. Wink [;)]
You are very welcome for any help I may have gave you.

God Bless

Mike

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. " Charles Spurgeon
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, July 21, 2003 8:55 PM
Are Tamiya Acrylics easy to clean? Is there another brand thats better? Of course Tamiya Acrylics are supposed to be good all around, so I'll probably stick with those.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 8:08 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by mandrake

Hello DewaPerang! that is pretty weird!, does it really works??? Windex and Liquid Detergent??? what kind of liquid detergent?? would that work for any airbrush?? i have a Badger 150 and some times is a pain to clean it, but your suggestion looks pretty simple and easy!, and what would be your suggestion if i use a testors enmel or any other enmel??


Hello mandrake
The liquid detergent i used was the normal household detergent..there're many of them u can found on your mart...i used local make the brand is Dynamo...Big Smile [:D] I dont mix detergent with windex..i shot with windex forst..and then water..and then detergent
I use Tamiya Superfine ab and Aztek A4709... for aztek , since they're plasticDisapprove [V] i normally leave the cup in the detergent overnight...
for enamels, first i shot with the expensive Humbroll thinner and then with mineral spirits....
Lacquer based is cleaned with lacquer thinner....i use the ordinary house paint thinner Tiger Brand....i heard this will damage the ab but since i seldomly paint with lacquer i think this may be OK for me...well ..glad i can help
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 24, 2003 9:25 AM
I also like acrylics. I normally use alcohol or windex right out fo the bottle.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 24, 2003 9:28 AM
Mandrake, I think Pinol is a bit too strong. I would suggest you use alcohol.
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Posted by MikeV on Friday, July 25, 2003 2:45 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by DewaPerang

Hello mandrake
The liquid detergent i used was the normal household detergent..there're many of them u can found on your mart...i used local make the brand is Dynamo...Big Smile [:D] I dont mix detergent with windex..i shot with windex forst..and then water..and then detergent


Why do you spray detergent through the airbrush after using Windex and water? What is it supposed to do?

Mike

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. " Charles Spurgeon
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Posted by mandrake on Friday, July 25, 2003 2:52 PM

Thank you very much mikeV and Bnsfco!, good advises!
Thanks! My Best Regards Hector Reymundo
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, July 25, 2003 7:50 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by MikeV

Why do you spray detergent through the airbrush after using Windex and water? What is it supposed to do?

Mike


Hello MikeV,
To answer your question frankly i dont know why ..Big Smile [:D]
I accidentally found it. The story goes like this:( this happened 5 yrs ago)
I try to removed dust and cat hair from my models..after wiping with brush then i soak it in water+liquid detergent. after a few minutes i noticed the color started to came off the model... at last the model was completely back to its original plastic color. The model have been painted years back then and i'm sure that the acrylic color have fully 'dry'. then i started to think that this can be used for my Aztek A4709 since it's plastic....after some times i started to like this method and it's cheap too....


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Posted by MikeV on Friday, July 25, 2003 9:02 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by DewaPerang

Hello MikeV,
To answer your question frankly i dont know why ..Big Smile [:D]


Hehe. Big Smile [:D]

I would just make sure that you sprayed water through it after the detergent or you may end up with some paint that won't stick due to the detergent contaminating the paint.

Mike

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. " Charles Spurgeon
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, July 25, 2003 9:08 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by MikeV

QUOTE: Originally posted by DewaPerang

Hello MikeV,
To answer your question frankly i dont know why ..Big Smile [:D]


Hehe. Big Smile [:D]

I would just make sure that you sprayed water through it after the detergent or you may end up with some paint that won't stick due to the detergent contaminating the paint.

Mike

HEhehe Mike...sure..spray with adequate water..a few pass wont work...

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