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#1 ferny

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 07:05 PM

Hi all

Just tried to clean my air brush, after using xtracrylix with Spray Craft air brush cleaner only for the paint to turn to a jelly like substance and block my brand new nozzle ! Not impressed!

I have learnt the hard way that not all air brush cleaners work with all paints!

What is the best to use with xtracrylix?

Thanks in advance

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#2 Iain (32SIG)

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 07:17 PM

Yup - had that do same!

For the Acrylics I use Medea Airbrush Cleaner (water based cleaner in bottle) for quick slosh throughs between colours - and use Premi Air foaming airbrush cleaner (water based) for final clean through - sometimes followed by a little more Medea and, sometimes, some Badger Airbrush Cleaner (strong solvent spray).

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 11:24 PM

Just to add that I had the same experience with cellulose thinner. Great with Tamiya and Gunze acrylic but gummed the ab when used with x'ix, go figure.

#4 AndyC

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 06:07 AM

I use Xtracrylix all the time and use Vallejo airbrush cleaner with it and had no problem after each change of colour - final blow through with cellulose thinners after finishing. Seems to work.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 08:02 AM

I have learnt the hard way that not all air brush cleaners work with all paints!

What is the best to use with xtracrylix?


I believe theses paints are water soiliuble so you should be using water.

this might help

http://misc.kitrevie...cseviewbg_1.htm

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#6 little-cars

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 10:10 AM

Or this guide for thinning gives you an insight on what not to use for cleaning as well.

Acrylic paint thinning guide

#7 ferny

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 11:57 AM

Thanks for all the advice guys, im off to unclog my nozzle!

#8 Julien

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 09:04 PM

I use Xtracrylix all the time and use Vallejo airbrush cleaner with it and had no problem after each change of colour -

Andy

Same as Andy no problems at all with vallejo AB cleaner. Works with xtracrylix, vallejo, lifecolor and games workshop.

When finished I have a quick squirt of reamer to finish.

Julien