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zenonithus

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Hello everyone,

First post and I haven't even touched an airbrush yet! though slowely getting everything I need.

I need to chrome some parts using gloss black spray and alclad mist over the top. I can see many airbrush cleaning videos that are using water for acrylics and sonic bath etc.

Though still not sure what proceedure is best and what fluid to use for cleaning after using the alclad 2 chrome. is it laqer thinner? Alclad has their own airbrush cleaner. Can this be used on its own or is it best to use in combination with other stuff? Any suggestions would be great. Thanks
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Hello everyone,

First post and I haven't even touched an airbrush yet! though slowely getting everything I need.

I need to chrome some parts using gloss black spray and alclad mist over the top. I can see many airbrush cleaning videos that are using water for acrylics and sonic bath etc.

Though still not sure what proceedure is best and what fluid to use for cleaning after using the alclad 2 chrome. is it laqer thinner? Alclad has their own airbrush cleaner. Can this be used on its own or is it best to use in combination with other stuff? Any suggestions would be great. Thanks


I use alclad airbrush cleaner after using alclad paint, works a treat.

Since I have run it I have been using revell paint cleaner and that works a treat too

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zenonithus

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Ok cheers. I will order some of the alclad cleaner [smile]

Can you take me through a bit of your cleaning process for this? Do you put your finger on the nosel so it sprays inside? Do you dissassemble and put in a sonic bath after?
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Ok cheers. I will order some of the alclad cleaner [smile]

Can you take me through a bit of your cleaning process for this? Do you put your finger on the nosel so it sprays inside? Do you dissassemble and put in a sonic bath after?


I use the alclad cleaner after using alclad paint by doing as you have said, then rolling some kitchen towel up into a point, popping it in the cup and inverting the airbrush clean out the excess, I then tend to spray a little more alclad cleaner through followed by some acrylic thinner.

After a session I usually remove the needle and give it a clean with revell paint remover and give the nozzle and nozzle cover a quick swab with a cotton bud.

I tend to give the airbrush a full clean with the revell stuff once a week or if i start noticing faults.

I haven't used an ultrasonic cleaner yet. I know some rave about them and some have said they are a waste of money but I suppose it can't hurt to give it a bath

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zenonithus

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great! Thanks for the process info [smile] it's difficult to find a straight forward video explaining the lacquer cleaning process as most seem to be aimed at acrylic paint.
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