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Beardylong

Will Vallejo Airbrush cleaner clean up enamel paint as well?

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I'm flitting between enamels & acrylics as I get more into my airbrush. I've been using rattle can cleaner, which seems to strip everything (including dissolving the nitrile disposable gloves I was wearing!) but I've got some Vallejo airbrush cleaner on order. Will this work if I switch back to enamel, as I did this afternoon?

Thx & happy Christmas one & all

Andrew

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Hi Andrew.

It does work yes, from my experience, but the best bet is the Tamiya Airbrush Cleaner. cleans everything.

Steve

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I think Vallejo cleaner is mainly water with some IPA and detergents added. The IPA will probably shift some enamel but it is not the best product. It is intended as an acrylic cleaner only.

I agree with Steve on the Tamiya cleaner.

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Splendid stuff, chaps. Will get some Tamiya on order & save the Vallejo for acrylics & a Merry Christmas to you both!

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Just a reminder beardy on the elf and safety stuff, the Tamiya cleaner is quite nasty so good to wear some kind of safety mask...

Steve

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Thx Steve, although I haven't been able to find the Tamiya on-line yet - any idea who stocks it?

Andrew

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Alclad airbrush cleaner will eat anything paint-wise. It reeks, but it performs without a hitch.

I use this stuff and revell airbrush cleaner. To squirt through nozzles I use spraycraft aerosol airbrush cleaner. Works like a charm

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I cleaned my airbrush last night with Val airbrush cleaner after spraying enamel, it hardly touched it, ................mainly as already has been mentioned because its an acrylic paint cleaner, I realised that whilst spraying it through the brush as it came out like a machine gun, spits and spatters, so, out came the white spirit.....job done.

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The Vallejo stuff is great for Vallejo, Tamiya and Xtracrylix acrylic but as been said, no good for enamel. Good old white spirits for that, dead cheap too.

Rick.

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