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Airbrush lubricant recommendations
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 03:08 AM GMT+7
I have a brand new Grex airbrush. The instruction manual indicates to lubricate the airbrush needle with 'Aerolube'. I googled 'Aerolube' and there is a site by that name but lists several lubricants but none of them appeared to specifically refer to airbrush applications.
Where can I get 'Aerolube'? Does anyone recommend an equal product suitable for Grex airbrushes?
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 04:15 AM GMT+7
Badger Regdab needle juice will do just fine.

Cheers,
Joe
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 05:38 AM GMT+7
Yup,
Just say it three times: "Needlejuice, Needlejuice, Needlejuice" Seriously, I have been using it for a couple of years now and it really helps keep the airbrush in good working order.

Stephen
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 09:24 AM GMT+7
Iwata Medea SuperLube will also fit the bill.
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 09:56 AM GMT+7
Vallejo airbrush cleaner also has a built in lubricant. It is very much like a "CLP" used in the firearm industry.
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Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:42 AM GMT+7
I agree with Matthew. Iwata products have never let me down.
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Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:45 AM GMT+7

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I agree with Matthew. Iwata products have never let me down.



Does Iwata Medea airbrush cleaner work OK with Vallejo?
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Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 12:57 PM GMT+7

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I agree with Matthew. Iwata products have never let me down.



Does Iwata Medea airbrush cleaner work OK with Vallejo?


Yes, it works very well. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️