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New airbrush... Now what?

Posted by Cortmeister on 16 Sep 2012, 01:14

Hi everyone,
I have today received my first airbrush!!!
It's a cheapie, the Master G23 Dual Action Gravity feed. It also came with a small 1/5 HP compressor. My questions are these:
1. Can I use my tamiya and vallejo acrylic paints?
2. If so, what I can use to thin them? Regular thinner, Windex?
3. What do I use to clean it exactly?

Any other quick tips are very much appreciated. I will be checking some of the tutorials on the forum as well.
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Posted by Ender Duman on 16 Sep 2012, 22:19

I also recently bought a cheap airbrush, made in Tailand. I haven't used it yet but made a research. All I can say based on that research is this: Windex contains amoniac. Spraying amoniac is very dangerous for your health. You can use it to clean the airbrush by spraying out into a cleaner pot.
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Posted by mickey mouse on 16 Sep 2012, 23:26

Ender Duman wrote:I also recently bought a cheap airbrush, made in Tailand. I haven't used it yet but made a research. All I can say based on that research is this: Windex contains amoniac. Spraying amoniac is very dangerous for your health. You can use it to clean the airbrush by spraying out into a cleaner pot.

1: yes you can
2: use for tamiya paint ONLY tamiya thinners!! for Vallejo you can use tap water or distilled water.
3:hope this helps: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCsWug3n ... re=related
or try this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9YnScCetDo

hopes this helps you a bit. good luck
mickey
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Posted by Cortmeister on 21 Sep 2012, 16:25

Hi guys thx for the tips, Ender have you used your new airbrush yet? I admit I am a little intimidated... I am putting together a few models, might try mine in a few weeks.
Thx for the links Mickey, very useful and I am amazed that I can thin vallejo paints with tap water! Who knew?

Cheers
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