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Medea: Airbrush Cleaner
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Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 08:51 AM UTC


MEDEA AIRBRUSH CLEANER is a product for cleaning acrylic paint from your airbrush.

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Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 05:03 PM UTC
This stuff is great, I use it and love it. Does a great job of cleaning my airbrush.
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2017 - 06:04 AM UTC
I use it and it works great!
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2017 - 08:29 AM UTC
I've been using this stuff for over a year now...it's awesome! I even use it for cleaning my paintbrushes after each use. Just a drop or two is all it takes.

Great product, and sold at my local art supplies stores, as well as the LHS's, so I can shop around for the best price too.

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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2017 - 10:06 AM UTC
Available in 32 fl. oz. refill. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

—mike
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2017 - 03:44 PM UTC
I have had this stuff for a couple of years and it is very effective.I have avoided using it for Vallejo because I wasn't sure how it would react.

You say it's fine for Vallejo though,doesn't goop up ?
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2017 - 05:08 PM UTC
I use it on everything, Vallejo, Tamiya, Ammo, AK, and no issues with any off them.

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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2017 - 05:43 PM UTC
Me too! Love this stuff! I also use it for brushes, although straight up alcohol works best when they're really gummed up.

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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2017 - 05:55 PM UTC

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Me too! Love this stuff! I also use it for brushes, although straight up alcohol works best when they're really gummed up.




For a gummed up airbrush, I use Winsor and Newton Brush Restorer , cleans out anything, including dried on paint.
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2017 - 07:33 PM UTC

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For a gummed up airbrush, I use Winsor and Newton Brush Restorer , cleans out anything, including dried on paint.



Hmmm I have a bottle for brushes, interesting new use. Thanks!
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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 12:30 AM UTC
For cleaning jobs that bad I use 91% Isopropyl alcohol you can get at any pharmacy or Walmart, very cheap so you can soak the parts in it and through away whats used. works great.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 12:39 AM UTC
I really like this product and buy the big bottles of it. The only thing I will say is wear a mask when spraying it through an airbrush as it does irritate my airways.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 02:21 AM UTC

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I really like this product and buy the big bottles of it. The only thing I will say is wear a mask when spraying it through an airbrush as it does irritate my airways.


My mask (a respirator) goes on before I turn on the spray booth or compressor, and before spraying anything. ... Guess I'm just a safety nut! ... 📴

—mike
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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 04:10 AM UTC
Always safety first. I also use just plain water with some dawn liquid dish soap.
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 08:58 AM UTC
How much better does this work than lacquer thinner(my go to)?
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 09:50 AM UTC
Medea is the only cleaner I use. Works perfectly, without a bunch of hype.
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 05:15 PM UTC

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How much better does this work than lacquer thinner(my go to)?



For acrylics, Medea is the best, and a little more environment friendlier then lacquer thinner.
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Posted: Monday, February 06, 2017 - 04:17 AM UTC
It's best to get as much paint out of the Airbrush first with water or thinner then use the cleaner. I strip down the airbrush every time I use it, if you don't you may think your getting all the paint out your not. you can say a clean airbrush is a happy airbrush. If you take care of it, it will take care of you.

I don't like to use lacquer thinner in my airbrush to much it can attack the o rings and stuffing. besides there is no standard for what goes into lacquer thinner. you have no idea what your breathing.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2017 - 04:35 AM UTC

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you have no idea what your breathing.



That's why I wear a respirator. I can't comment on "environmentally friendly", but I can verify that my spray booth captures the excess.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2017 - 08:20 AM UTC
yes but does your booth vent to the out side?