Author Topic: Final Spray with Distilled Water  (Read 1758 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Greif

  • Admiral2
  • *
  • Posts: 755
  • Gender: Male
Final Spray with Distilled Water
« on: 15 Jan , 2010, 14:13 »
Most of us use Windex to clean our airbrushes after spraying acrylics.  It is a very good idea to spray distilled water thorugh the airbrush as the final act of cleaning.  Windex contains ammonia, which is not good for plated metal; it will eventually eat away the finish.  Distilled water is pure, with no mineral deposits; therefore, it is an excellent and safe final spray medium.

Ernest

Offline Mr. Bill

  • Lt Cdr
  • *
  • Posts: 236
Re: Final Spray with Distilled Water
« Reply #1 on: 15 Jan , 2010, 14:34 »
Thanks for this advice.  I have just used the Windex to clean the airbrush after spraying future.  Using the distilled water makes a lot of sense! 

Offline Rokket

  • Administrator
  • *
  • Posts: 2,324
  • Gender: Male
  • Submarine Enthusiast
    • AMP - Accurate Model Parts
Re: Final Spray with Distilled Water
« Reply #2 on: 16 Jan , 2010, 01:07 »
ahhh, interesting! I also empty the air comp thru the airbrush, figuring it blows anything left out, and dries.
AMP - Accurate Model Parts - http://amp.rokket.biz