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What Iwata gun Do you Like
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 11:42 PM
I have checked out some threads on Iwata air brushes, but not sold on the one that will best suit my needs. Nothing to expensive, under a $100. Just starting out, as you can see. Also what paint would you guys use on PVC?
Posted 01 May 2008 - 08:04 AM
HP-CS...use a 40% off coupon from Hobby Lobby. It's perfect for covering base color and for doing slight detail work. It has a .35 needle and it's gravity feed...I love it. Hobby Lobby doesn't have a store in Cali, but I don't know if you have someone that could get it for you and ship it to you.
Anyway, just my
Posted 01 May 2008 - 08:52 PM
Iwata HP BCS... .50mm tip.. most paint you will find requires a .50 tip or higher... I like my paint semi runny thick.. not as thin as water runny yet not as thick as runny nose snot!!! kinda between those 2 points !!.
The "yogi bera" Rookie!
Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:22 PM
I'm with 6 feet deep on this one, that brush is the cat's arse. I've sprayed everything thru that .35 tip including micro-flake (pain to clean that one). You can't beat that 40% off from hobby lobby.
Posted 02 May 2008 - 05:46 AM
I have the HP CS .35 and the revalution CR .50 and I like the CR better.
Posted 02 May 2008 - 06:44 AM
I have the HPC eclipse plus, which, I think, has a .35 tip, and an Iwata knock off, by Master, with a .25 tip and manual air control valve.
I like the MAC valve on the Master, but the quality of the gun, including the threads on the mating pieces that you take apart and reassemble when cleaning between colors, and the needle itself, are way below Iwata.
I really like my HPC. I got the Master to see if the MAC valve made a big difference. It is really nice to be able to control the air right there at the gun, especially for fine lines, which is why I got the .25 tip, but it likes to spit any paint that's not thin and watery. Even a violet transparent Createx I had sitting for two months, which thickened a little after I opened it and used it once.
I think I will rig and in line valve, after the regulator/water trap, that will do the same air control thing as the MAC valve. It should be easier to adjust than the regulator I have on the air line now.
Posted 04 May 2008 - 06:32 AM
I want to know where you get a 40% off Hobby Lobby coupon!!!