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  • Member since
    April, 2013
  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Question on Iwata eclipse
Posted by Greatmaker on Sunday, December 03, 2017 9:29 AM

Is it normal to have an air leak between the nozzle cap and the nozzle head cap?  When I use the cleaner it really foams up between the two

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    November, 2006
Posted by Bearcat57 on Sunday, December 03, 2017 10:06 AM

No. Try putting a little bees wax on the threads.

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    October, 2008
  • From: Fullerton, Calif.
Posted by Don Wheeler on Sunday, December 03, 2017 11:11 AM

Yes, it's normal to see some bubbles.  Whether it matters is a matter of opinion.  A lot of airbrush artists think it does, and put bees wax or chapstick on the threads.  I don't agree.  The air loss is so small compared to what is coming out around the nozzle, I can't see how it could make any difference.  Try it both ways and see what works the best for you.


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  • Member since
    April, 2013
  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Sunday, December 03, 2017 7:40 PM

Thanks guys. I was just concerned that this was happening on a brand new airbrush. Haven’t used on of these before so I wasn’t sure if it would cause problems or not.


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    January, 2017
  • From: Great Southern Land
Posted by damouav on Monday, December 04, 2017 2:18 AM

I wouldnt spend any time on trying to fix it. I have the same issue and I dont bother giving it a second thought. 

It's normal.

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