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Decanting Rustoleum...how to clean from air brush

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Decanting Rustoleum...how to clean from air brush
Posted by WonderBread on Sunday, February 6, 2022 11:24 PM

Perhaps a stupid question but im interested in decanting Rustoleum paint+primer.  Its worked great for me from the can but id like a little more controll.

What is the best way to clean this from the air brush?  Im thinking of decanting into tamiya jars...

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Monday, February 7, 2022 8:22 AM

Hi WonderBread, 

Here's an FSM Video about decanting spray paint. Hope it helps!

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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, February 7, 2022 8:56 AM

If it's enamel,then any good mineral spirits paint thinner will do it.

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Monday, February 7, 2022 9:17 AM

WonderBread

What is the best way to clean this from the air brush?  Im thinking of decanting into tamiya jars...

It's solvent paint so hardware store lacquer thinner is what I use to clean the airbrush. Acetone will work too.

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Monday, February 7, 2022 10:52 AM

Have a look at my posts in this thread for decanting spray cans.  I have detailed steps and pictures there that show my method.

https://cs.finescale.com/fsm/tools_techniques_and_reference_materials/f/18/t/189063.aspx

For cleaning any solvent-based paints from my airbrush, I'm using MEK in a relish jar that I have sitting in a water-filled ultrasonic cleaner.  I use a Paasche H airbrush, so I just drop the air cap, needle, and color cup into the jar and turn the ultrasonic cleaner on.

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