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Cleaning an Airbrush with Grumpy
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Posted: Friday, October 27, 2006 - 04:19 PM UTC
Dave shares more of his wealth of knowledge. This time in regard to cleaning airbrushes. I think there is something in here even for someone who has a lot of experience in airbrushing. It never hurts to get another perspective.

Thank Dave and John Fortier (Pvt Parts) for this one. John took some great photos.

Shooting Clean

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2006 - 02:28 PM UTC
Excellent article! Thanks Dave, John and Scott.

Dave, photo 5 shows you shooting the water from the airbrush into some sort of container... what is it? did you make it yourself?

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Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2006 - 04:21 PM UTC
Dave, Great job . I only took the photos and dropped off a dirty airbrush,all the thanks belong to Dave.
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Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2006 - 04:51 PM UTC

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Dave, photo 5 shows you shooting the water from the airbrush into some sort of container... what is it? did you make it yourself?



Rudi, it's actually Lacquer Thinner, I believe over your side they call it Cellulose Thinner.
After using many items, mostly home made to try to keep the fumes down, I discovered this on LuckyModels. Works great, vents under water, and has a small filter on top, and sure helps keep the lacquer thinner fumes down to an acceptable level.

It's called MR. AIRBRUSH CLEANING BOTTLE, cost me a whopping $19.20 including the shipping, and worth every cent.

MR. AIRBRUSH CLEANING BOTTLE
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Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2006 - 04:56 PM UTC
Great article lads!! THAT one will come in handy.....
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Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2006 - 05:27 PM UTC
Great article, Gentlemen, and a very important subject, as well!
Bravo Zulu, mates, this will make an excellent resource to be stored for many future modelers in the databanks of KitMaker. . .Thanks to all involved!
~Gunny
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Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2006 - 06:35 PM UTC
Dave makes it look so easy... "Even a caveman can do it." :-)
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Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2006 - 07:25 PM UTC
Great article Dave.. and a good lesson for all about keeping your airbrush clean..



and hey Easyoff don't you love how being PC has evolved into joke material for mass media....

laters..
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Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2006 - 07:29 PM UTC
John, where the h*ll you been?

As soon as Pvt Parts buys that new digital video camera, we'll be able to do step by steps, ala Saturday Night Live Style.

Notice I said as soon as Pvt Parts buys it, NOT ME!! :-) :-)
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Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2006 - 08:51 PM UTC
Wooohoooo.......Live shows on Aeroscale!!! Briiiing iiiiit ooooon!!!!
Do we see an Oscar nomination and a possible win here Grumpy??
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Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 02:12 AM UTC
Brilliant article guys!
As the proud owner of a Badger 150 this is going to come in VERY handy.
Looking forward to the next one so I can learn how to change the tip.
Nice one!!
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Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 02:15 AM UTC

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John, where the h*ll you been?



Dave, to tell ya the truth... mostly in bed, in pain. My motivation is at an all time low. I'm even thinking about giving my stuff away just to get it done faster. Its a shame, there's a lot of money sitting here and I know I'll never get to it. Unless someone comes up with a miracle cure for back pain. My good days are getting farther and farther between.

John
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Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 09:45 PM UTC
Great article, Dave! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience.

From another Badger 150 user.
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Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 11:56 PM UTC
You're going to have to excuse my ignorance, but where exactly is this feature? Can someone provide a link? It would be much appreciated.
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Posted: Monday, October 30, 2006 - 01:08 AM UTC
Nice write-up Dave on a very important subject. Thought never occurred to me about siphon feed ABs vs. gravity feed ABs in terms of required air pressure to function...now I have to do some experimentation as mine is "dual feed'.
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Posted: Monday, October 30, 2006 - 01:13 AM UTC
Hi Stacey.
The link is *Shooting Clean* under the picture.
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Posted: Monday, October 30, 2006 - 05:22 AM UTC
Thanks, I found it.
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Posted: Monday, October 30, 2006 - 06:47 AM UTC
Dave,
Great SBS! Thanks for sharing and a grateful nod to John for shooting the photos and Scott for publishing it. Nice teamwork!

Cheers,
Jim
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Posted: Monday, October 30, 2006 - 07:02 AM UTC
Thanks Jim.