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Old 03-26-2005, 12:12 AM
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Hello guys,
Just want to know who you guys are cleaning your tool.

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Old 03-26-2005, 10:11 AM
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I use Laquer thinner. It cleans my badger real good and it is cheap since it is like 3$ at my local home depot.
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Old 03-26-2005, 11:15 AM
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Originally posted by DOJO@Mar 25 2005, 10:12 PM
Hello guys,
Just want to know who you guys are cleaning your tool.

Thanks.
The method of cleaning depends on your airbrush brand. What kind do you have. While I clean my paasche VL with laquer thinner, this stuff may melt some of those Aztek things (maybe, I don't have one but they seem to have a lot of plastic on them, which LT melts).

If you use laquer thinner- you need to use a respirator with appropriate filters, to guard against health damage. (i use this when spraying paint too)
http://www.rjsafety.com/RS5.html


I also use gloves
http://www.securityworld.com/workplace/NS91472.html

as the thinner is absorbed through the skin if you get any on you. There should be lots of ventilation.

Paper towels are useful,
http://www.scottbrand.com/us/products/towels/index.asp


as are pipe cleaners
http://shop.grasscity.com/shop/grasscity/A...tml?id=ZcoXemE3


for the interior channel and Q-tips (cotton swaps) for other orfices.
http://www.qtips.com/arts.html
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Old 03-26-2005, 12:56 PM
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So, I should have been more specific.
What I got is Iwata and paint with Acrylic. So I clean with alcohol and this thing is great http://www.klmstudios.com/ImageFiles/Aztek...g%20Station.jpg
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Old 03-26-2005, 07:14 PM
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question James what would happen if your skin absorbed laquer thinner? I do not use rubber gloves or a respirator.
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Old 03-26-2005, 08:28 PM
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Well after prolonged unprotected exposure, a toxic intolerance will occur (if you are like me-) I can't be around the stuff without a respirator now, I'll get stuffed up and my eyes itch. I used to do lithography and would clean my stone with laquer thinner etc. without protection.
The stuff can cause birth defects and other health problems (cancer).
There is a skull and cross-bone symbol on the bottle right?

Many people believe that acylic paint is safe - but it too should be sprayed with a respirator as well- The acylic paint over spray floats in the air and is breathed in - little plastic balls that will clog up the cilia over time.

People don't realize that there are many toxic items in use in model building. Sometimes too late.
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Old 03-26-2005, 08:34 PM
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How about doing safety tips for modeler?
As this post shows that not many of us know the safety.
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Old 03-27-2005, 01:23 AM
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Thanks James, I never thought that this stuff was that dangerious. I knew breathing it was but never skin contact. Lol you kinda made me periniod about having cancer now. But Now I will be more carefull about the Thinner touching my skin.

ALso what about tamiya thinner, I would think it is not as dangerous as Lacuer thinner.
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Old 03-27-2005, 03:39 AM
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Here is sth. i use:

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Old 03-27-2005, 12:28 PM
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Hu, love your cotton swaps 8)))
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