Cost-effective, low odour cleaning agents in big bottles!
While creating our cleaning agents we took into account 4 factors: solvency power, comfort of use, formulation flexibility and cost-effectiveness. The result is cleaners that are more user friendly, save you money and cope with the paint as they should.
Coste effective airbrush cleaner
Clean tools mean better end result and great modelling experience. Now you won't have to save cleaners
as VMS products are designed for extensive work!
More flexible and cost-effective
Depending on your preferences you may go with ready-made cleaners or formulate your own using VMS concentrates. Concentrates not only save you money but allow to finely tune your cleaning products to your needs. Tired of soaking your airbrush for ages with watered down ready-made products? No problem, make a stronger cleaning agent yourself and get rid of that stubborn paint other cleaners fail to dissolve. An the other way round, why waste strong cleaning solution while just changing colours? Now You decide what's in the bottle! Concentrates are distinguished by the IFormulator icon in their description.
Simply mix your concentrate with tap water to produce up to 1000 ml of cleaning liquid solution!
Strictly for acrylics!
Green "Acryl" icon denotes a product suited to work with water-based acrylic paints. They come in plastic dropper bottles and glass jars. This product is compatible with acrylics by Vallejo®, Humbrol®, Tamiya®, Revell®, Model Master®, Italeri® Gunze® (only H series), Pactra® and equivalents. Not suited for solvent-based acrylics (Gunze® C series) and enamels!
Less harmful and still get the job done!
Save more expensive airbrush thinner for painting. Clean your airbrush, brushes and other tools with just one wide-spectrum cleaner in a bottomless bottle. VMS Pro cleaners are low odour, next generation cleaning agents. We coupled high solvency power with medium evaporation rates which makes working with VMS cleaners much more comfortable as it takes much longer for Cleaners Pro to create a cloud of fumes in your workplace. Cleaners Pro don't contain acetone, MEK, toluene or similar industrial "heavies". Both you and your airbrush will feel the difference, less headache for you, less damage to washers inside your tool!
See our concentrate in action!
Can I clean my model with this cleaner?
Not really, the cleaner is potent and it could damage plastic overtime. For paint stripping use dedicated paint stripper - VMS Clean Slate rmvr 2.0 which doesn't damage plastic even after prolonged contact.
Should I rinse my airbrush and tools after cleaning?
It is advised to rinse with water after cleaning is done to get rid of excessive cleaner, alternatively you may wipe wipe inside of airbrush cup and brushes with a cloth to soak up the remaining cleaner. The cleaner will evaporate overtime anyway.
Do I need special equipment to formulate?
Not really, simple glass measuring cups will do the trick, all you need to be able to do is mix the concentrated products in appropriate ratios. For instance to prepare some mild acrylic cleaners from VMS concentrates you will need to take 1 part of concentrate and 4 parts of water and mix it. You don't even need to know how much liquid (in milliliters) there is in a cup all that matters is the ratios. IMPORTANT: Parts are measured by volume not weight. For instance for 100 ml of 20% solution you will need to mix 20 ml of concentrate with 80 ml of water.
I don't have any spare bottles to do the formulation and store my products!
Way ahead of you. :) VMS concentrates are accompanied by empty heavy duty HDPE MIX & STORE bottle with a customisable label.
These are chemicals, won't I get burned or start a fire?
Our concentrates are based on non flammable chemicals which are not corrosive. They might however irritate your eyes or skin if you are not careful but this is the case with any cleaner or thinner out there. To be safe, simply avoid contact with skin and eyes while you are formulating your products. If you get some of the concentrate on your skin or in your eyes simply rinse it with plenty of water and that's that.
Do I always need distilled water to formulate?
Use distilled water only while formulating acrylic thinners so that the paint retains is quality. Tap water is fine for formulating acrylic cleaning products, using distilled water for cleaners is a waste. :)
I don't know about all this formulation, what if do something wrong?
You can't, products come with clear formulation guidelines, if you can read model plans (way more complicated) you can formulate. ;)
Can I use this product in an ultrasonic cleaner?
Absolutely you can! The cleaner is very potent in its own right and when coupled with an ultrasonic cleaner it will work wonders! Simply formulate cleaning solution using one of recommended ratios (1:4, 3:7 or 2:3) and pour it into the ultrasonic cleaner. With concentrate you will be able to fill even the biggest of ultrasonic cleaners!