I got my first dual action gravity fed airbrush.

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  1. [SC] Arachnicus

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    I got a Elite 125X used with compressor at a pawn shop. Great condition. It's taking a little getting used to but I like it.
     
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    A nice haul. :thumbright:
     
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    It's Chinese made, but it's made pretty solid. $60.00 for a mint condition airbrush and compressor. Is anyone familiar with Elite airbrushes?
     
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    Airbrush.jpg

    There she is.
     
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    I always spill a gravity feed. Can never remember that I can't set it down!
     
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    I got to get me one of those airbrush stands.

    I like the finer lines it makes, but it's kind of a pain in the ass to clean. I'm going to use it for a Corsair I'm building.
     
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    Get yourself some industrial grade alcohol. Most sign shops that do spray painting are using paints that use alcohol to thin. See if one will part with a quart or two for a few bucks.

    Set up a good size jar, one that will hold the airbrush with space to spare. Set a piece of screen mesh about an inch from the bottom, or something that will make a space for the solids to settle into. Fill nearly to the top with clean alcohol. Use this over and over. When it's stinkin dirty, pour the alcohol slowly thru a cloth to remove any bits. take the mesh out and scrub down the jar.

    Sparay some alcohol thru the brush initially. Then use a bit of clean alcohol and a natural stiff bristle brush to do some cleaning of all the bits. Then put the whole works in the jar. Let it sit for a half hour or so. Then use warm water and dish detergent to clean off everything. rinse the whole lot with a little alcohol, then let dry in pieces. Re-assemble when it's dry. Try not to let dry with water on it.

    It should last and work like new for a mallenia.

    Food for thought. Others will have some suggestions.
     
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    Thanks N4521U. I have checked out a few tutorials on youtube as well. I will pretty much only spray enamel though it mostly because I hate acrylic.
     
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    You gonna believe what you see on Youtube?????

    Just put mineral spirits in the jar, and clean with lacquer thinner.

    Bill
     
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