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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:19 pm 
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While researching how to clean 3D parts, came across 'SIMPLE GREEN' ( available in Canada through Canadian Tire) . I use Tamiya acrylics. Tried it cleaning my airbrush parts - soaked them overnight and they came perfectly clean with no effort involved. Left a paintbrush in it overnight and it's back to brand new !


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:37 pm 
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If Simple Green is inexpensive I'll have to try it. I also use mostly Tamiya acrylics.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:10 pm 
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Thanks for the reply. Hope it works for you. Just used it twice today. See my other post about 'Carpet monsters.'


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:33 am 
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I don't really like soaking my airbrushes - rather strip them down and scrub, then shoot cleaner through them. I've been using Tamiya laquer thinner for this as it is what I use to thin Tamiya paint, but gets expensive for a dual purpose. Is Simple Green liquidy enough to do this, and is it strong enough to clean out paint thinned with Tamiya laquer thinner?
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I use mostly Tamiya paint and I clean my airbrush by stripping it down to clean and then shooting lacquer thinner through it. However, I found that going to my local home improvement store (Menards, Home depot, etc) and buying a gallon of lacquer thinner works just as well as Tamiya's does. Doesn't cost as much, either.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:43 pm 
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As I am in a rural area and on a septic system I don't like the idea of lacqers, solvents, etc. Simple Green is biodegradable which is a bonus.


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