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    Using same airbrush?

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    N3evin
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    Using same airbrush?

    Post by N3evin on Fri 21 Feb 2014, 2:31 pm

    I only has 1 airbrush and I would like to ask a few question

    1) Could I use the same airbrush for both primer and painting?(After rinse of course)

    2)Will it affect the airbrush, if I swap between type of paint? Like acrylic rinse and use enamel?
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    Re: Using same airbrush?

    Post by Vickon on Fri 21 Feb 2014, 4:58 pm

    Just remember to clean every time you want to change paint. even if you use same type of paint but different colour you also must clean it.  Embarassed 
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    Re: Using same airbrush?

    Post by Landel on Fri 21 Feb 2014, 5:23 pm

    N3evin wrote:I only has 1 airbrush and I would like to ask a few question

    1) Could I use the same airbrush for both primer and painting?(After rinse of course)

    Yes of course. But like Vikon mentioned, do clean it thoroughly especially before changing to a different type of paint or primer.

    Swapping between colours of the same paint, you can use the faster "blowback" method. But I personally take it apart for proper cleaning even between colours.



    N3evin wrote:2)Will it affect the airbrush, if I swap between type of paint? Like acrylic rinse and use enamel?
    Technically it will not affect the airbrush if you clean it thoroughly when swapping paints.

    However, just some information you may find useful:

    Airbrushes meant for lacquer (with Teflon gaskets) should be able to take all kinds of paint, as long as you clean it thoroughly before swapping different types of paint.

    Airbrushes with rubber o-rings are usually not meant for lacquer paints, although acrylics and enamels should be fine. But even I use my rubber o-ring airbrush with lacquers, as almost everyone does. The rubber seal will deteriorate faster (after a few years?) as the lacquer thinner "eats" the rubber. But you can also buy a replacement o-ring if the rubber hardens or cracks.

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    Re: Using same airbrush?

    Post by N3evin on Fri 21 Feb 2014, 5:47 pm

    Thanks for all the tips! Espically with the O ring Smile

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    Re: Using same airbrush?

    Post by N3evin on Mon 24 Feb 2014, 6:18 pm

    Can I use thinner from hardware store to clean?
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    Re: Using same airbrush?

    Post by celeron787 on Mon 24 Feb 2014, 7:56 pm

    Yea cleaning it hardware store thinner is fine. I do that with mine, but similarly u might want to be careful of the thinner affecting the o-ring.

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    Re: Using same airbrush?

    Post by thegamer1907 on Mon 24 Feb 2014, 11:07 pm

    remember to do a thorough cleaning of the airbrush once in awhile. i find that primers and acrylic paints tend to stuck inside the nozzle area even though you rinse the airbrush, which may cause problems if not removed.

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