Discussion in 'Quick Tips' started by stona, Aug 15, 2009.
It's called Muc-Off and is meant for cleaning bikes.
Xtracrylix and I'm sure other acrylic paints.
Apparently Klear brings up your floor to a lovely shine lol. It says you can walk on it after twenty minutes but that ruins your model.
My beloved WEM colourcoats, which are superb paints, now see less and less use.
I'm trying to use less white spirit, turpenoid, methylated spirit, lacquer thinners, lighter fluid,ammonia, acetone etc, I'm sure you guys know how long the list can be!
I now thin acrylics with water (along with a drying retardant and flow aid) and only occasionally use a harsher solvent to "deep clean" an airbrush.I'm not a green nut, I'm doing it for me and am not trying to tell anyone else what they should or shouldn't use. The hobby can be challenging enough without someone preaching at us! I did, once upon a time, qualify as a chemist so I do know how unpleasant some of these chemicals may be, particularly with frequent exposures.
I spent this morning at the spraybooth and even after cleaning up there was no discernable odour - lovely!
muc-off as airbrush cleaner.
Have not been on the site for a long time and have just looked at this thread.This a brilliant tip as I am also a keen cyclist and have about 5 litres of muc-off in the shed which I normally use to clean my bikes.I will try this out on my airbrush next time I use it thanks once again for the tip
muc off !!
You can get muc off from this website
£6.99 per litre ;o)
Muc Off Nano Tech Bike Cleaner | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com
For what its worth. for a quick clean when swapping colours I use windscreen washer fluid seems to work ok for acrylics
I also just use an ammonia based window cleaner- usually Windex or the generic equivalent for my acrylic paints. It also works well with Future (Kleer?).
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