Isopropyl & MRP paint

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Hi Folks,
Hoping I can probe your collective brains here, just got a few of the MRP paints to try & was told that 99% isopropyl alcohol was the best thing to clean out the airbrush with after spraying it.

Now I’m a bit confused as to if you spray this at fully strength or mixing it down 50/50 with water & then use a cleaner?

I do have a benchvent extractor & wear a face respirator, but atomising the full strength iso still worries me a little.

Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated .

Cheers

E
 

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I use neat IPA to clean the airbrush with MRP paints. Works well for me, of all the paints I have used these seem the easiest to clean out of the airbrush
 
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Thanks for the replies, so do you folks not dilute it down at all?

Regarding Vallejo, pretty sure that isopropyl turns it into a nice jelly type material that’s a nightmare to deal with in the nooks & crannies ofthe brush.
 
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Sorry my bad trying to do too many things at once & didn’t read your replies fully, I see you all use it neat.

Will gave it a go & report back.

Thanks again & apologies for not reading more carefully.
 

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IPA? and does it work with Vallejo ?
Hey Paul
IPA is for cleaning and YES it works, i use it all the time... :smiling::smiling::smiling::smiling:
1. i paint vallejo 60/40-70/30 paint/water
2. i clean 100% IPA
3. i just put 4 drops of airbrush cleaner of Vallejo (a very little quantity will remain in the brush the vallejo cleaner is a tiny bit greaser) then i empty it

hope it helps...
 
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Hey Paul
IPA is for cleaning and YES it works, i use it all the time... :smiling::smiling::smiling::smiling:
1. i paint vallejo 60/40-70/30 paint/water
2. i clean 100% IPA
3. i just put 4 drops of airbrush cleaner of Vallejo (a very little quantity will remain in the brush the vallejo cleaner is a tiny bit greaser) then i empty it

hope it helps...
Greg cheers for that.
 

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I have just bought ipa from Darrant chemicals mention on this forum in another post. Also got some vms thinners for TMS.
 

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There was a great article on hyperscale a while back which tested a grid of paints and thinners/cleaners for compatibility.

The one I remember as it happened to me was Vallejo airbrush cleaner turns gunze-sangyo mr paint (the aqueous series) to a jelly.
 
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