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no more Iwata superlube for me :)

Discussion in 'How to Control an Airbrush' started by Ronald art, Jul 27, 2015.


  1. mickolaus

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    Is that called just plain "condition"? I've been using super lube and wonder if that is any better
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    Iwata super Lube isn't going anywhere my brushes. Did it to once - never again
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    I only use the superlube on my needle and then next to nothing. I don't even use a drop, I just touch the container with my finger and then run the needle over that and then wipe the needle off. I can confirm it does help with tip dry, especially with Wicked. :)
  4. Freakaziot

    Freakaziot Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    Foxy studio got a homemade lube and I like it.
    But every 3 months I put my micron into the ultra sonic.
    So far no problems.
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    I never use any kind of lube anymore. Gave up on that a long while ago, and everything still works nice and smooth without having to deal with any gumminess. I would be interested in trying the balm out though - just because.
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    musicmacd Air-Valve Autobot! Very Likeable!

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    The balm is excellent. The lubes needs continual top ups :(
  7. Jake H.

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    I'd have to look again to know exactly what I'm using, but I have been using the type of oil that Mitch uses in one of his videos, it's like a cutting oil or something. That stuff doesn't gum up and stays lubricated for moooooooooooooooonths. Mooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnttttthhhhhhhhsssssssssssssss.
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    3 in one machine oil.... be careful, it can contaminate the paint if it comes in contact.
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    I've only been using water based, would this still be a problem? I've heard people talk about getting "fish eyes" in paint jobs but I thought that was due to silicone and the type of paint or something?
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    sorry to sound like a reproductive organ, but machine OIL doesn't mix with water lollol
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    you should be sorry :whistling:;):p
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    :depressed::sour::oops::(
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    AndreZA Elite Member! Elite Member! Artist of the Month!

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    Water soluble bath oil works fine for me. It's basically technical oil.
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    and makes it smell Purdy too :)
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    I use machine oil that came with my hair clippers on the tip of my needle, simple wipe on and wipe off, this actually improves flow and tip dry is virtually nonexistent, it doesn't contaminate the paint, it would if it was caked on, you are of course correct that water doesn't mix with oil, but it will when you add an emulsifier to the mix, i.e. detergent, wash-up liquid, airbrush cleaner(certainly the one I have) so to get the best out of my brushes I need to reapply the oil at the start of every session since I cleaned it off at the end of the last one.

    I'm a painter & decorator and travel to and from work in my own car, because I travel in my work clothes I often get paint on my seat, I have a small jar always in the car which contains a mixture of water, tiny drop of lemon washing up liquid and teaspoon of turpentine, even after months this remains as one liquid and doesn't separate, and it removes those paint spots in seconds with just a quick rub, the lemon cancels out the smell of the turpentine so that only a fresh lemony smell remains.

    And here is a weird fact;) you can cause oil to mix with water even just by adding milk, milk is also classed as an emulsifier which is why medical professionals recommend giving milk to people who may have accidentally ingested petroleum or oil products, of course a doctors attention is also recommended immediately in such cases, I drink a full liter of milk every day at work mainly because I like it but it also stops the feeling of nausea when I'm working with strong smelling paints:)
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    Who are you and what have you done with @Madbrush. ?
    There wasn't one silly comment in that post at all !!
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    I do apologise, I just came over all funny and weird, between you and me I think my wife put something in my tea (again):confused::confused::confused:

    If it helps, I'm back to normal now and I read that post and don't understand a word of it:)
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    ad fez kind of a big deal = Admington

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    If you drink antifreeze they flush you out with vodka!
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  20. Madbrush

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    I've been flushed out with vodka a few times even without the antifreeze :thumbsup:

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