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airbrush cleaning

January 8 2013 at 7:57 PM
Bruce Goff  (Login bgoff)
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I am just starting to use a new airbrush, an improvement over my old Badger, I now have an Iwata HP-B using a Pasche D500S compressor, and I am going to use a Iwata brand "table top" cleaning station.
In the past I have used Windex to clean the brush between odd colours and for final clean up, once I left the Badger tips soak in Windex for some time and found it discoloured the finish of the tips, but I think I should'nt have left the parts soak.

My question is: (I use only acrylics, Tamiya), Is there any real concern about cleaning the Iwata brush by running Windex through, then rinsing with water?

thanks for any help!
Bruce G

This message has been edited by bgoff from IP address on Jan 8, 2013 8:32 PM

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  1. I don't use Windex for Tamiya acrylic's..I like... - Mike Riedeman on Jan 8, 2013, 10:08 PM
    1. Isopropyl - Bruce Goff on Jan 8, 2013, 11:02 PM
      1. For cleaning - maybe - for thinning - NO. Use the 91% - it costs the same - Scott Gentry on Jan 9, 2013, 1:55 PM
  2. Re: airbrush cleaning - Pat Alexander on Jan 8, 2013, 10:26 PM
  4. Windex - Bruce Goff on Jan 8, 2013, 10:50 PM
    1. Iwata's recommendation - Ian MacAulay on Jan 9, 2013, 6:57 PM
  5. Thanks Scott and Ian N/T - Bruce Goff on Jan 9, 2013, 9:31 PM
  7. Iwata - John Barnes on Jan 10, 2013, 12:46 PM

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