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Regarding the difference between airbrush cleaner and paint thinner in the October 2019 issue (Page 10), do not use paint thinner. Use lacquer thinner for all spirit-based enamels. Certain manufacturers, notably Testors, put an ingredient into their spirit-based enamels that is incompatible with standard paint thinner and converts the pigments to a rubbery lump of what is basically insoluble goo. It fools you, too, because it seems to be working fine while you’re using the paint thinner, but the next time you want to use the paint the damage has been done.

– George Shaeffer, via email

Ken: Interesting observation, George. I’d like to hear from other readers on this issue, too, to find out if they’ve had a similar experience. 

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