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Iwata HP-BC Hi-Line
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Posted 08 April 2009 - 01:01 PM
While I love the ps900, the replacement needles don't work the same as the orginals, so I was thinking about getting a Iwata HP-BH Hi-Line w/a 2mm needle. I would like some opinions on this brush before I fork over $200.
Posted 08 April 2009 - 04:26 PM
A replacement needle for an Iwata won't work like "factory new" either, because they're hand tuned at the factory when the airbrush is built. I use an Iwata HP-B+ with .2mm tip and like it very much. However, you can get a whole new PS900 for the cost of a replacement nozzle for my Iwata. Just something to consider. Bending a needle is usually the first bad thing that happens to most airbrushes. I's almost inevitable and your new expensive Iwata won't be exempt.
Posted 08 April 2009 - 05:45 PM
I have an Iwata HP-B based on recommendations in this forum. Love it! I had to replace the needle and it seems to be fine (at least I can't tell the difference). I got the replacement needle from Dixie and they talked me into the needle for the HP-A since the B needle was not available; they said it would work fine and it did. Just in case you bend your needle.
Regarding the far east knock-off; it seems to clog easily despite thinning paint etc. The larger tip and needle supplied as an extra, has the same problem. Overall it works ok, now I wished I had an Iwata BCS or gravity feed like the HP-C. I guess you kinda get what you pay for.
Posted 08 April 2009 - 08:33 PM
I have the hp-ch high line and love it. Cant say any thing about about the one you have ps900. Do not have that one. To compare the two I cant help. But the Iwata hp-ch it a work of art the control it incredible. Wish you luck on your choice but well worth it to me.
Posted 09 April 2009 - 04:50 AM
Iwata Eclipse HP-BS which is a gravity feed with whatever needle it comes with from Dixie. I used to know but I forgot. It happens at 56. But I really do like that brush for shooting Createx and Parma, no thinning any paint, and no problems.
Posted 09 April 2009 - 11:52 AM
Go with the Iwata and never look back. Reliable and precision made plus the best customer service in the business. What else can you ask for?
Posted 10 April 2009 - 06:54 PM
I just bought an Iwata Eclipse HP-CS at Hobby Lobby. They sell the airbrush kit which includes the air hose and a selection of paint. Three weeks ago they had a 30 percent off sale on all airbrush equiptment.
So I asked the clerk if she could open the cabinet and let me examine the airbrush. She showed me this airbrush but without the kit and told me they were going to discontinue the brush and only sell the kits. I was able to buy this discontinued air brush for $39.99. Can you believe that. So I bought 2 of them an air hose with tax for less than $95.00 This airbrush improved my painting tremendously. Maybe you should check your Hobby Lobby and ask if they are going to discontinue theirs.
Posted 27 April 2009 - 08:25 AM
So I got the Iwata HP-BH Hi-Line brush. Thought I would give an update for those guys who are sitting on the fence wondering if they should spend $60 or $200 on a brush. All I can say is "wow", I should have bought the Iwata in the beginning. It truly is a fine airbrush.......