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Both are using the same formular


It is most definitely not an exaggeration to claim that the Tamiya Extra Thin is the most used cement amongst scalemodellers. Its ability to make plastic parts bond in a matter of seconds is loved by many modellers all around the globe! But quality has its price: For 40ml of this cement, you will pay around 5$, depending on where you live. What if i told you, that there is way to get the quality of the beloved Extra Thin, while paying less?


Tamiya also has an airbrush cleaner on the market which currently sells at 10 $ for 250ml. According to the MSDS sheet (Safety sheet), this cleaner contains Acetone and n-Butyl acetate with a 51:49 mixing ratio.


The MSDS sheet of the Tamiya Extra thin are showing the exact same and only ingredients: Aceton and n-Butyl acetate with a <50: <50 ratio.

Now, while the ingrediants are 100% the same, the mixing ratio is slightly different. But these minor deviations should’nt be a concern to you. Using the Tamiya Airbrush Cleaner as an replacement for the Tamiya Extra Thin works with no issues and by doing so, for the price of 2 bottles of Extra Thin, you will get a little more than 6 times (!) the amount of Extra Thin while also having a nice airbrush cleaner!

If you still dont believe, go try it out. You wont be dissapointed!




Last updated bySMWAdmin on 4th June 2020
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SMWAdmin 4th June 2020 at 3:58 pm

Excellent 🙂 Thank you for letting us know 🙂

GermanAirbrushgunner 4th June 2020 at 5:18 pm

Thank you @SMWADMIN !

Rafael 4th June 2020 at 6:58 pm

Now that is a super cool advice. I will definitely try it out because I have a bottle of cleaner at home… and no thin glue ?. Thank you for the tip!

MK Scale Modelling 5th June 2020 at 7:55 am

Wow didn’t expect this… Many thanks for the article and the effort you put in in!
Tamiya fooled us all haha you’d better hide for some time now 😉

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