Are you wincing yet? In the last year, I’ve performed probably two deep strip-cleans. Despite more than five following years of strip-and-cleans on that HP-C+, and replacement of nearly every single internal part, the air valve STILL sticks regularly. I won’t lie, I’m having a hard time figuring out where to start here. As a medic, can I humbly suggest you watch the ventilation issue carefully – the paints are not good for you in the long run. Navn: Airbrush Cleaner: Farge: (87089) Type: Lacquer: Finish: Clear (Transparent) Størrelse: 250ml: Utvalg: Tamiya: Fargeviser (beta) Feature in beta, time to complete depends on amount of diapers I need to change :) RGB value: #ffffff. Q-tips are great at “wiping the bowl” but they suck at doing any kind of cleaning work up under the needle and into the needle channel. i’d say the same regarding ammonia. Get it Tomorrow, Dec 29. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. tho not all windex types of windex include ammonia to my knowledge…. I had a lightbulb go on in my (admittedly tiny) brain when you talked about putting your airbrush in the ultrasound bath – that is exactly what I did when my lifecolour paints went to a sludge in the cup and it took a major efforts, including repeated cleanings, to get the air release to stop sticking on my HP+. But personally, I enjoy the process of shading and using gradients in order to achieve a photo realistic, 3D image of my choosing! Member since September 2014; 311 posts Posted by PRR_in_AZ on Tuesday, … August 2020 edit: I purchased another jar and compared it with my Iwata airbrush cleaner for cleaning up lacquers. Well the ammonia will anyway. Yeah, with acrylics that whole “water cleanup” thing is nice, but it only goes so far. It atomises and sprays smoothly from the airbrush and lays down with a good quality finish for a mist coat. This is a flat colour being in the ‘XF’ range and so I never usually make my wet coats quite as ‘wet’ as when I’m using a gloss colour. Given that I’m from Australia and have no idea what products are called in other countries, Windex is a blue ammonia based window cleaning liquid. roger sears. I use either cheap brake or carb cleaner in a spray can with the tube up the paint jar holder and spary it into a rag when I'm finished painting. And some paints that say that have a bad tendency to skin over in the cleanup process. With a q-tip, scrub out the paint cup. I get it. The airbrushing spray quality of the water thinned paint was on par with the X20-A thinned paint with the same thinning ratio and air pressure, and the finished product is essentially identical. The paint on display here isn’t even paint – it’s Mr. Finishing Surfacer 1500. . . I primary use Tamiya acrylics. 99. Also included are high-viscosity grease and sealant to combat air leakages during use, plus a wrench which can be used to remove the nozzle from all of Tamiya's Spray-Work airbrush products. They clean up pretty easily too. PRE-ORDER. Way cheaper than Tamiya, and gets the airbrush very clean. I don’t bother going so far as removing the nozzle however, I’ve always found it to be overkill and only remove the nozzle for a deep airbrush clean once in a while. ( Log Out /  So that’s a 1:1 ratio (or thereabouts) of plain tap water to paint, with a working air pressure of 18 psi. The nozzle cap sits over the nozzle. Flush. Due Date Unknown. Well anyway that is my method of madness. Step 2 – Add a small amount of lacquer thinner. try this one then, as far as I know (I don't use Tamiya to much) there are solutions for Airbrush cleaning from every paint producer (so Tamiya should have one to), if not just go to hardware store and take regular Lacquer thiner and try with it, but be carefull if you have plastic parts in your brush as this could damage them. To get back to the point of this test, we’re thinning with water, so to nail this test we’ll want to be spot on with the thinning ratio, right…? Use only a compatible air regulator hose. 'Preparing the airbrush for storage Fully loosen needle adjuster without removing from airbrush, and attach balance weight. Shame, but the asthma and headaches aren’t worth it, despite a respirator. Exactly what I was looking for. 4.7 out of 5 stars Based on 47 Customer Ratings. When I clean and flush at the end of a session, well, think of how much easier it is to flush diarrhea than, uh, chunky style. Paint or heavily thinned Gunze. The latter happens especially after using Tamiya acrylics as they dry hard on the model (a good thing), and one little bit of paint left somewhere in the airbrush can gum things up. This flushes out the low-hanging fruit of the paint still in the needle channel and nozzle. . Time for someone to step on up & keep the knowledge going !!! Lovely little kit that even my newly-returned idiot self couldn’t fuck up too bad. 7% of people buy Tamiya Airbrush Cleaner - 250ml and Tamiya Lacquer Thinner. Your Tamiya Airbrush requires a separately avail- able air source such as propellant can or air com- pressor for operation. There – that’s one less excuse not to pull it out. 5 star (36) 4 star (9) 3 star (2) 2 star (0) 1 star (0) Showing top 3 most helpful reviews. Also, if you keep your spray small and tight, the fumes are very nearly nonexistent. No matter what type of paint I’m cleaning out of my brush (Vallejo, LifeColor, Gunze), the last solution I spray through it is Tamiya Airbrush Cleaner. Airbrush the water thinned acrylic paint on the second test piece in exactly the same way you did it before, a single mist coat followed by one or multiple wet coats as needed. Paint, that’s not an issue I’ve ever had. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. But I’ll fully admit that spraying thin and using paint that is extremely cleanup friendly are two things that make my downright Visigothic cleaning regimen possible. Many metallics are similar – especially Alclads. With regards to the wet coats a happy middle-ground is to give the paint a wet look but not to the extent that the paint runs. Fuck no. This is the hole in the airbrush where the needle resides. Did it to my Eclipse. Share this post: Facebook Pinterest Twitter Reddit Email. Compatible adapter set may be required when using a propellant can. Begin by finding a bottle to mix, and house your airbrush cleaner Using a tape measure or similar tool, make a mark somewhere around half way up the container. Essentially just use whatever standard procedure you’ve always used to get the best coat of paint down on your test piece. I’m a big advocate of thinning your paints with quality thinner. Most lacquers that I’ve used, though, they clean up very quickly and easily and rarely pack up in the dark places. I keep the Tamiya and Gunze thinners for thinning paint. As it is – my bench is in the garage, so I’ve got ventilation for miles. This is going to be my choice when using lacquer paint from now on. Flush and rinse several times then blow dry the components before reassembly . So…this handy cutaway: See that o-ring between the trigger and paint cup? While they seem to clean up fairly easily, it seems like you’re never quite done. the amount of Extra Thin while also having a nice airbrush cleaner! Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Model Master? So what the hell. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 June 2019 . Tied with LifeColor is the Tamiya Lacquer-based Airbrush Cleaner (#87089). The last I used came out looking like colored grit on the model..very rough and near impossible to shoot.. And a bottle, properly tended and cared for, will last you for a good long while. Maybe on par with Paul Budzik but completely different style. Paint that I didn’t have to thin, return to its bottle. 87089 Tamiya Airbrush Cleaner This powerful cleaner is indispensable for airbrush maintenance. Forward of the o-ring, here’s what happens. Badger recommends an ammonia based cleaner for acrylics. Again, care factor nil if you do it slightly differently to me, the point is to do it exactly the same as you did it with the paint that was thinned using the Tamiya acrylic thinner so that you can to an accurate comparison. At times like these, it is time to break down the airbrush and do some cleaning. For this experiment it’s important that you thin the acrylic paint using water in exactly the same way that you thinned it with the purpose made Tamiya thinner. I’ll be going step by step for you so grab your own plastic spoons or scrap pieces and follow along, doing is always better than seeing with this sort of thing and you’ll probably learn a lot! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Reply; PRR_in_AZ . For more information on working pressure relative to the pressure showing on the gauge check out my article on airbrush compressor features, specifically Step 8. On the balance of it, given how nasty I find the lacquer fumes (to the point that I now absolutely avoid using lacquers for anything) I will stick with Windex but make the final flush with either water or maybe even acrylic thinner to get the Windex out. Do a test spray on a piece of scrap (not your primed part) to make sure everything is good to go, I always use the lids of general purpose spray paint because they’re conveniently located on my work bench. While the Tamiya brand of purpose made acrylic thinner is the best choice for thinning Tamiya acrylic paints, many modelers have said that they can also thin and airbrush Tamiya acrylics with isopropyl alcohol and also distilled water. I don’t strip and clean my airbrushes down to their component parts after every color, or every session? Using the Tamiya Airbrush Cleaner as an replacement for the Tamiya Extra Thin works with no issues and by doing so, for the price of 2 bottles of Extra Thin, you will get a little more than 6 times (!) Don’t do stupid shit, and don’t stick whole airbrush bodies into ultrasonic cleaners. If you don’t, the airbrush will clog up and you will finish up with uneven spray patterns and possibly other problems. The ultrasonic basically just distributed the White Ensign sludge EVERYWHERE. But paint choice matters just as much when it comes to cleaning. If your paint is smeared all over or being an asshole, rinse and repeat. If it’s clean enough that you’re confident you won’t have problems, it’s clean enough that it doesn’t need to go into the damn thing to begin with. This stuff is brilliant, cleans Tamiya paint with ease, always liked the paints now have no problem cleaning my kit. £14.99 £ 14. This way you have a lower volume of paint to clean up. But ammonia isn’t good for your chromed parts. So without further ado let’s take it from the very top…. There’s only one thing for it… it’s testing time!! £11.99 £ 11. I’ve been using this stuff for years as the final rinse step in my airbrush cleaning routine. Compliments on your website and blogs. No matter what type of paint I’m cleaning out of my brush (Vallejo, LifeColor, Gunze), the last solution I spray through it is Tamiya Airbrush Cleaner. Color-wise, the AMT-4 and AMT-7 were gorgeous. But if you are simply asking about thinning clear gloss, them Tamiya thinner is the best way to go. Let’s say I’ve just finished an airbrush session at it’s time to clean up. Which brings us … The kitchen, the bathroom, the garden hose, hell you can get it from the toilet if you want, just get yourself a cup of plain water from any tap or faucet around the home. This is a straight comparison of Tamiya acrylic paint thinned with Tamiya thinners and dodgy tap water, every variable is going to be the same including how and where it’s thinned. The only difference I see is that with the water there is perhaps additional pebbling that wasn’t present with the acrylic thinner thinned paint, but it’s extremely minor. Verified Purchase. I use a small wire brush dipped in some Airbrush Cleaner that has been poured into a very small cup. Fargeinfo. Let’s talk about cleaning. For me, given it’s hardly noticeable, that’s not a problem at all. Always read and follow the manufacturer's cautions included with the air source. Also, in case it’s of any interest, I use these little rubber cups that I buy through a dental supplier (being in the business) and the advantage is you can pinch them as you pour paint, to avoid spillage and wastage. And that’s the extent of my acrylic paint mixing for airbrushing, the paint and thinner mixes exceptionally well and the process doesn’t need to be any more complicated than that. Point to note though, you can only use strong lacquer solvents if your airbrush has solvent proof seals, usually advertised as teflon seals. It’s tedious, it risks damage to tiny, delicate parts that can be easy to drop (looking at you, HP-C+ nozzle), and it takes away from more enjoyable bench activities. FREE Delivery on your first order shipped by Amazon. Great read as always. Put it to the side for now with all of your other airbrushing equipment, we’ll be coming back to this in Step 7 after we’ve done our ‘control’ test. It appeared to dry a lot quicker and I could literally see the moisture go out of the paint right before my eyes as you can see on the edges of the spoon shown below, however the end result when dry was no different. There was one interesting thing I noticed when doing a wet coat with the water thinned paint, and that was the drying time. For other brands of acrylic, windex does not work as well. It’s not the place to skimp with potentially harsh, potentially inconsistent hardware store thinner, much less your cat’s fermented piss or whatever other homebrew solutions get tossed about. Specifications : Tamiya Product Number: 87089; Out of Stock. So Yes, there is a difference when airbrushing, but it’s extremely minor, and so far I’m 100% confident of using regular tap or hose water to thin Tamiya acrylic paint. Cool. For this experiment I’m thinning my paint at a ratio of 1:1, so 50% paint to 50% Tamiya acrylic thinner. After my deep dive on airbrushing, I’ve received several requests asking for me to discuss my cleaning process. I have always had an interest in the artistic, and creative side of things. So – with the right paint and high thinning ratios, you probably don’t need to worry about spending a half hour after every paint session cleaning your airbrush. When the test piece looks touch dry (I don’t test it, just look at it) I’ll examine the piece under strong lighting or sunlight if possible to see if I’ve got perfect coverage, and if I need anymore I’ll do another wet coat. Learn how your comment data is processed. ( Log Out /  Check out the test pieces above (I did two of each) and I challenge you to pick which two were thinned with water…. I primarily build ships these days..less and less aircraft but can ditto on the Humbrol/colorcoat paints. If your airbrush manufacturer indicates it is OK to use an ammonia based cleaner, use Windex. Direct the airbrush into your cleaning pot or the eyes or nasal passages of your enemies and let fly. So I've been using the ethereal wonder fluid known as Tamiya Airbrush Cleaner to clean out my airbrush, but it's extremely effective but unbelievably expensive so I've been searching for an alternative. Airbrush Cleaner - 250ml. Because as we all know, a clean airbrush is a happy airbrush. No problems with the chrome after 5-6 years of doing this. Want to stick with water or Vallejo Airbrush Cleaner or whatever? After decanting any unused paint from your airbrush, begin the cleaning process by blowing an appropriate cleaning agent, thinner, solvent or clean water – dependent upon the material or paint being used – through your airbrush to remove any surplus. Either dump it back into the mixing container or, if it’s Mr. I’ve found that many water-vinyl acrylics – Vallejo and similar – may seem like they clean up easily, but can actually leave a lot of little deposity crud deep in the recesses of your airbrush – packing into the nozzle in particular. *Re-posted from the Original om the Styrene Syndicate*How to make Airbrush Cleaner for a fraction of the cost of brand name cleaners They got a mist coat first and then a single wet coat, with a little more put on for good measure where the curves of the spoon were greatest as the primer tends to thin out on those areas and causes problems when sanding. This is the 8.4oz (250ml) size bottle of Airbrush Cleaner from Tamiya. Standard practise prior to putting a top coat of colour on, prime at least two test pieces using whatever priming process you normally use. I am sure less is more: I have spent some time fiddling with o-rings on underwater cameras and found that the application of excessive zeal produced more leaks that the guys who adopted the ‘if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it approach. . Lacquer thinner will destroy it and send it flying out of your airbrush. Once this is touch dry I very gently rubbed my finger over it to remove the pebbling and bring it back to being quite smooth. I use Tamiya's thinner for thinning and to clean the AB I run LT without the need for a tear down after every use. Purportedly enamels, they thinned pretty much the way that sand thins in water – not at all. Direct the airbrush into your cleaning pot or the eyes or nasal passages of your enemies and let fly. I decided to order some White Ensign Colourcoats. Again I’m surprised by how well the paint is going down, the quality of the spray work and finish is perhaps 90%+ of the control test using the Tamiya X20-A thinners. ) and will set my compressor to 18 psi of working pressure. How will the finished product come out when it’s fully dried…? WISH LIST . Just write a darn book. It breaks everything down on contact, and doesn’t bug your lungs like lacquer thinner. keith r. Another set of great posts. Watson & Webb Spraytidy Professional 3 in 1 Airbrush Cleaning Kit | Full kit with Accessories & Free cleaner Brushes | Perfect for Tamiya & Airfix models & Iwata Spray Guns. In case it’s of any interest, Windex is my go-to cleaner. On a side note, for details on how to clean the outside of your airbrush so it sparkles check out this article I wrote a few weeks back. The final word in what you can use to thin Tamiya acrylic paint…, I’m going where few sane modelers have gone before…, I’m going all the way to the highly questionable fluoride filled, chlorine filled and utterly unfiltered who-knows-what  tap water that comes straight out of the faucet! Retail $9.50 SAVE 20% ! The tip with the brush is especially useful – so darn simple! Use isopropyl alcohol or Tamiya X-20A acrylic thinner or proper airbrush cleaning solution. For me, it’s the cleaning stage that throws crap everywhere, which is why I try to dump into the cleaning pot as much as possible. They absorb a hell of a lot of paint, Windex or thinner or whatever your poison (literally) is, and when you’re done they are so soaked in that stuff that you can use it to clean your paint stirrers and little mixing cups. My dumb ass decided to put this through an Iwata HP-C+. Nobody has mentioned this (I think) but I find make-up wipes are the best for clean up. I’ll be using Tamiya XF-18 Medium Blue because it’s essentially surplus paint for me and the blue shows up well on camera for comparison. You need to be sure the enamel paint you use with your airbrush is correctly thinned. Just know….eventually Windex will eat the plating off your airbrush. Ammonia should only be used as a spray through cleaner. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Ammo? Wow, I didn’t know that about ammonia and chromed parts, thank you so much guys. Just enough to cover the needle, basically. 99. Had problems cleaning airbrush when using Tamiya paints. Step 4 – Fill the paint cup about halfway with lacquer thinner. I think it absolutely depends on your bench environment. As mentioned above the anecdotal evidence from modelers is that distilled water will, if not quite ideal, will be acceptable. But just how good is thinning with water compared to the perfect Tamiya acrylic thinners…? But if you wind up with stubborn bits, introduce them to your friend Mr. Lacquer Thinner. Finally we’re at the point of comparing each type of differently thinned paint! Tamiya EXTRA THIN model cement is used to glue together plastic model kits that use polystyrene plastic. On side- and siphon feeds, you have the addition of whatever the “transfer tube” mechanism happens to be to worry about. Tamiya? Step 1 – Remove the excess paint. Trust 1000's of Reviews on Hobbylinc.com . I then sanded the pieces reasonably smooth with 800 grit sand paper. What? Fill the bottle with Isopropyl Alcohol up to the 50% mark (made in the previous step) Fill your bottle the rest the way up with distilled water. So. With Tamiya, sometimes skipping this step will mean that the needle will stick and need a tiny bit of effort to remove. This flushes out the low-hanging fruit of the paint still in the needle channel and nozzle. Tamiya’s cleaner works better with a lot smaller amount. No disassembly needed. It’s overkill. I use Windex with ammonia, then flush with water. : (17) Tamiya # tam87089. Some paints just clean up a lot easier – both immediately after use and days or even weeks later. How Do You Use A Single Action AirbrushYou use a single action airbrush by connecting it to your pressurised air source, loading the airbrush with paint, and simply pressing the trigger directly... As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Care factor nil…, Remember, with airbrushing and modeling in general, practice really does make perfect, so give this experiment a go yourself and let me know how you get on. It blows. Don’t soak in ammonia or leave it set in your airbrush. I tried using the blue windscreen wiper concentrate but that didn't seem to work at all and I had better luck using regular paint thinner. , Once your airbrush is all back together get yourself ready for the next stage…, Steel yourself however you need to for the upcoming tap water airbrushing experiment…. Tamiya acrylic paint is amazingly versatile and can be thinned with more than just the Tamiya’s brand of acrylic thinner for airbrushing. Mineral spirits, Testors enamel thinner, lacquer thinner…whatever I tried, the paint would basically swirl around for 30 seconds and then fall out of suspension and gather at the bottom of whatever container it was in. Same principle. ( Log Out /  You should be. And if I had to say anything at all about the difference in finish it would be that the spoons painted with Tamiya X20-A thinned paint dried just a fraction darker and the water thinned paint a fraction lighter. Buy together: $26.68. A very tiny bit more of a challenge than Mr. It can also build up, over time, in the needle channel or in front of the o-ring. Wearing gloves, I carefully scrub the airbrush parts with the wire brush, dry them with a lint-free cloth and I'm ready to go! I have a spray booth but it’s too big for the space and it just sits in the garage. This doesn’t seem to have had any negative affect on the finish. Tighten needle chuck when needle reaches nozzle. Industry Leading Loyalty Program Buy - Earn - … Lacquer thinner doesn’t give a shit. The windex dissolves the tamiya acrylic, while the alcohol is just a diluent. Vallejo? If I were painting indoors in an enclosed space with no kind of extractor, I’d certainly be looking for other options. I realise some people will call mixing in the airbrush cup some kind of sacrilege, but my care factor is totally nil because it saves me time and the results I get are as good as when I thin the paint in a special mixing jar. link to How To Drain Water Out Of An Airbrush Compressor Water Trap (Steps), link to How To Use A Single Action Airbrush (Step by Step Guide), check out my article on airbrush compressor features, for details on how to clean the outside of your airbrush so it sparkles check out this article. Ammonia and brass do not get along well with each other for prolonged periods. With a q-tip, scrub out the paint cup. Iwata cleaner works at least as good and costs about a dollar more for almost twice as much. Keep them up! not use Tamiya Airbrush Cleaner to clean paints from other manufacturers. I’m using some super cheap plastic spoons from the grocery store which cost me two dollars for fifty, primed with Tamiya primer straight from the can. Paint flows along this channel, down the needle to the nozzle. Between Tamiya acrylic colours I personally use a spray Windex for the initial clean, followed by water, followed by a quick squirt of Isopropyl Alcohol to dry everything out. If I hadn’t written on the spoon handles there’s no way at all anyone would tell them apart. 100% dekket . Gravity (or suction, with side and siphon feeds) pulls the paint into the needle channel. Vallejo Acrylic Airbrush Cleaning Pot. On up & keep the knowledge going!!!!!!!! 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