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Washing winders, spray dem baits
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Posted 01 April 2005 - 02:29 AM
I ran across a bit of info several weeks ago while surfin a newsgroup on google and wanted to share the info with you guys. The airbrush experts on the newsgroup suggested to use Windex to thin water based paints instead of water. Well I tried it and it makes a big difference!
First off, if you aren't spraying createx or a similar grade of paint I would highly recommened you do so soon. The difference between cheap Wal-Mart paints and createx is enormous and spraying good paints is fun. The createx from my experience still requires some thinning which I now do with windex. I just spray the stuff in on top of the paint, shake well, and start spraying. I do still get the occassional dirt clod on the end of the tip and have to adjust air pressure a bit but once I'm dialed I just keep spraying, it's awesome!
The windex is blue but it seems to have no effect on the color of the paint..
Try it, you will like it!
Posted 01 April 2005 - 09:14 AM
Youre right Jed, windex works well. I ALWAYS have 3-4 jars w/in arm's reach. Works nicely as a cleaner to shoot thru the brush also.
Posted 02 April 2005 - 05:15 AM
Kellure, How do you clean your brush? Do you mix the Windex, or staight? Thanks Doug
Posted 02 April 2005 - 07:27 AM
I thought Windex is some alcohol or something, but for my amazement it's a window cleaner . I thought of using alcohol(medical stuff) in thinning acrilics on my next projects. It helps cleanning the airbrush as well.
Thanx River Man! I'll try it next time i'll have time to airbrush something.
Posted 02 April 2005 - 09:00 AM
I use straight Windex most of the time, the rest of the time its 50% water- 50% windex...no reason for that other than trying to make the windex last longer.
Posted 02 April 2005 - 06:51 PM
Instead of Windex, try window washer fluid (like goes in your car). Essentially same stuff and cheaper.
Guy I bought my airbrush from suggested this, and I have been using it ever since.
Posted 03 April 2005 - 09:06 AM
being i use to work in a chemical plant and i made household cleaners i can say windex has water a small amount of amonia and 99% ipa witch ipa is the same as alcohol and blue dye and presto you have window cleaner
Posted 03 April 2005 - 10:38 AM
For what it is worth I bought a single bottle of windex probably a month ago and have painted dozens of baits since that time and I don't think I have used a half cup of the stuff yet. For 3 dollars you will probably have enough windex to last several years, lol.............I don't think it's gonna break us.
Posted 06 April 2005 - 10:09 AM
Well, I got Windex..LOTS of the stuff..Just got my Paashe VL in the mail yesterday..along with an assortment of paints. Of course, I forgot to order BLACK! in fact, the darkest color I got is light green..so, for now, my baits will look like they belong in Barbie's tacklebox BUT..I got Windex!
P.S., Riverman, I tried to send ya a pm and don't know if it went through.
Posted 19 April 2005 - 07:19 AM
Cool tip Jed ... big difference and definitely makes the walmart craft paint more shoot-able!
Posted 19 April 2005 - 07:27 AM
Here is an airbrush cleaner from another site.
Here's the airbrush cleaner recipe I use.
25% simple green
I mix a gallon at a time. This stuff works better than all of the commercial cleaners I've tried.
Posted 19 April 2005 - 07:37 AM
I'll try that recipe Coley. The ultrasonic cleaners really dont work that well so I've been using efferdent once a month.