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Old 01-30-2007, 05:13 PM
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im not a noob at airbrushing first off. BUT, about a month ago i was painting using laquer and apparently i forgot to clean my brush after... yea, big mistake. went to go paint yesterday and theres globs of metallic blue paint in there. i have the brush soaking in paint thinner, but im willing to bet that does next to nothing. any suggestions? the brush is an hp-cr.

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Old 01-30-2007, 05:15 PM
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fill it with reducer and not thinner. let it sit for a day or two and get some of those cleaning brushes.
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:20 PM
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also, there is a product called "airbrush restorer" that I have heard about that will disolve all paints, but not the seals. http://www.misterart.com/store/view....5662&store=001
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:27 PM
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its for waterbase paint i have a big bottle of it.
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beautiful! thank you guys. ill just wait til i get to work tomorrow to pick up the reducer. i work at home depot anyways, so not like i have to go out of my way. lol. thanks a bunch wes! i appreicate it alot
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Jason - Pick up some lacquer thinner & soak the brush, That will do the trick.
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Originally Posted by BlazinB4
beautiful! thank you guys. ill just wait til i get to work tomorrow to pick up the reducer. i work at home depot anyways, so not like i have to go out of my way. lol. thanks a bunch wes! i appreicate it alot

As Kropy said, use lacquer thinner. You were painting using lacquer, so createx reducer may not fully work. You can use lacquer thinner to clean acryllic, but not acryllic thinner for lacquer (usually).
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dale and kcdzim- thanks for the replys! i thought for sure i was screwed when i saw it.

thanks again everyone! i appreciate it alot.
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do you guys even know what it is going to do?

laqure thinner isnt goign to work on dried paint. been there done that.
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acetone would work, but it would eat your seals
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take out the seals
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got everything taken care of. thanks alot for the help guys. we didnt have any paint reducer so i figured id try lacquer thinner and it actually worked. the paint seperated from the brush in a big chunk. kinda cool.
i did take my seals out but theyre pretty shot. any reccomended sites where i can order some new ones?
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Jason ~ try www.bearair.com
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dale.. what would i do without you? lmao. thanks a bunch man. i had been searching for close to an hour. haha. thanks again.
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Originally Posted by BlazinB4
dale.. what would i do without you? lmao. thanks a bunch man. i had been searching for close to an hour. haha. thanks again.
No problem anytime!!!!!!!
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