StrykerLures

Createx Airbrush Thinning?

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Hello everyone. I have a Specific Question I didn't see in any other of these topics. What do you use to Thin out Createx Airbrush paint and What is the Ratio? My Airbrush is not working very well for paints and is getting clogged a lot <_<. The only Liquids that go through it are Airbrush Cleaner and Water. I know thinning the paint is what I need to do (Besides changing out the tips and needle) but I can't find the Right ratio. I heard Acetone or Denatured Alcohol will work. But I need the Mix Ratio for those. I also wanted to know if there was anything else out there I could mix it with? Any help will be appreciated. :lol: Please send some E-mails to me.

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First of all it sounds like you need to clean your AB really good. You should be able to shoot createx without reducing. Createx is made to be used from the bottle although it is thick and I reduce a little. The only ones I cant spray from the bottle are the irredescents. As far as how much to reduce....well all paints and colors are different... as a rule of thumb you want it like 2% milk. So transparent colors I bareley reduce if any maybe 10-20% reducer... Opaque can be from 10-40% reducer... Pearls are same as opaque but usually take a bit more. Irredescents I have gone over 50% to get them to spray. Its all about what tip you have and what pressure you are running. so start out with a little and keep adding and trying till you get a ratio that works.

I reduce my createx with with a special homebrew formula I found on an airbrushing website. I have posted it on TU before but there are a bunch of ways to reduce your paint. Do a search on reduce or reducer and you will have pages to read if you want more than what I tell you. For water based paints like createx you can use plain ole water from the tap. Some people use glass cleaner like windex ( I suggest you use one without amonia found in auto department of stores). Some use a a mixture of Pledge Future Floor polish and water. You can always buy ruducer from the company that sells your paint like createx. I personally use a mixture of denatured alcohol, water and glycerin.

For air pressure I run from 25-35 PSI but have gone as low as 15. Some people like to thin and run really low. I have heard as low as like 7 or 8 I think.

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Hello everyone. I have a Specific Question I didn't see in any other of these topics. What do you use to Thin out Createx Airbrush paint and What is the Ratio? My Airbrush is not working very well for paints and is getting clogged a lot dry.gif.

:DClick Here to E-mail me (Yahoo.com) :D - Bryan

Give your airbrush a good cleaning then thin with Createx 4011 Reducer. 5 bucks a bottle. It's what I use and I don't get clogs. Go 30% or more. Less for base coats, more for to detail up to 1:1 but that depends on the color. Just start @ 30%, then start doing test panels, thinning as you go. Spray close to the panel to see if you can get the paint to "break" at low psi if doing detail. Are you shooting metallics or something? If you're just getting spits try shooting dry air for 3 seconds every couple of passes as you go.

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I forgot to add window cleaner in my reducer above. here is the breakdown if you want it...

12oz Distilled water

4oz Denatured Alcohol

4oz Amonia free window cleaner

10 drops Glycerine

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I use t he same reducer formula as matt. Also i tend to thin more as I like using lower air pressure. About 15 psi. A little more for pearls.

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Thanks for all the Tips guys. I'll be trying all them out tomorrow :D If anyone has any other tips, I would be really glad to hear them. I am very willing to try every technique all of you give me. Thanks for all the Help guys. Another thing is it mostly gets clogged on my Opaque White. Also Any tips on some home made cleaners would be appreciated also. Thanks a lot everyone :lol:

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