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Liquid mask, 2 questions...

Discussion in 'Beginners Airbrush Questions!' started by Tull, May 11, 2018.


  1. Tull

    Tull Young Tutorling

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    Hi there.

    I've picked up some Vallejo liquid mask, thought I'd give it a go. I also picked up (by recommendation) a cheap spray gun and I'll run it from my large compressor.

    I've googled and tubed and I can't find any information on thinning or cleaning. Does this stuff need to be thinned? If so what with? And what do I need to clean out the spray gun and bottle after?

    Many thanks.
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    Malky Pencil Pushing Protagonist Very Likeable!

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    You don't need to thin liquid mask, it is just a mask, the idea is that you just paint it onto the areas you don't want to paint, or draw it on if you have the pen type dispenser, then peel it off when you're done, it's not something you want to put through a spray gun, it is effectively a low tack glue/gum, if you have areas you want to keep clean that are too large and time consuming to use liquid mask, use masking film like Frisket or similar or use cardstock shields.
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    Definitely do not put it in a spray gun. You can also put it in empty paint pens or small squirt bottles.
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    Dont know about vallejo but
    3m, dw davies , and some others make sprayable liquid mask. Also parma mask I know you you can thin with water and spray.
    Cheap gun, no biggie. RC guys do it a lot , all clean up w water too
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    Guess Id try a test spot, you probably wont need to thin it. But you could try with a little water, if its anything like all those others it'll be water.

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