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!