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Iwata eclipse HP-CS question
Posted by Tickmagnet on Thursday, May 16, 2019 1:08 PM

Since Badger seems to have screwed the pooch on their big sale and can't keep 105's in supply I have decided to go with an Iwata Eclipse HP-CS for my new improved airbrush. I just have one question for those of you that use one. What is the lowest air pressure the eclipse will work at? On their website specs say optimal spraying is between 25 and 35 psi and I know that is optimal, not the only pressure and I don't like to work with high air pressure. Will it work on the same low psi as the NEO? Thanks for any input.

 

 

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Posted by modelmaker66 on Thursday, May 16, 2019 2:08 PM

The answer is yes with properly thinned paint. As you lower pressure you must also incrementally thin paint. Should work to 10 or so psi and very tight and close with say alclad thin paints. You need to have it in your hands and play with thinning and pressures for a while but I'm sure with practice you will find the sweet spot for low pressure painting

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Posted by Rambo on Thursday, May 16, 2019 2:23 PM
I spray between 15 and 20psi depending on what I'm spraying.

Clint

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, May 16, 2019 3:04 PM
I have been below 10 say 8-10 PSI with properly thinned Tamiya

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Posted by Tickmagnet on Thursday, May 16, 2019 3:06 PM

modelmaker66

The answer is yes with properly thinned paint. As you lower pressure you must also incrementally thin paint. Should work to 10 or so psi and very tight and close with say alclad thin paints. You need to have it in your hands and play with thinning and pressures for a while but I'm sure with practice you will find the sweet spot for low pressure painting

 

That's the answer, thanks and yes I will play with it a lot before using it for work. I'm quite aware of the thinning process since I've been using a chinese cheapy to start. But, it has been a great learning tool and now I feel compfortable putting out more bucks for a quality tool.

 

 

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Posted by Tickmagnet on Thursday, May 16, 2019 3:10 PM

Thanks and now I just gotta get myself to Hobby Lobby. Another reason I'm choosing Iwata, I can walk into Hobby Lobby and pick it up as well as some parts. Makes it much more convenient for me.

 

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, May 16, 2019 3:29 PM

Just beware the 40% deal is no longer valid on Iwata AB's.  Don't know about the rest of the AB lines they have.  Apparently still good on parts though.

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Posted by Tickmagnet on Friday, May 17, 2019 12:11 PM

Thanks I'm aware of the coupon and it's not an issue. Another reason I chose to go with Iwata is I can actually go to a store and examine it before I buy it. If the coupon still works for parts perhaps I'll print one out and buy a few spare parts while I'm there.

 

 

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Posted by Greg on Friday, May 17, 2019 12:16 PM

Tickmagnet
If the coupon still works for parts perhaps I'll print one out and buy a few spare parts while I'm there.

Just FYI, the coupon works for one item per purchase. The cashier will apply it to your most expensive item without asking.

Folks have been known to leave the store, come back in, buy another item and visit another cashier. I'd never do that, of course.

-Greg

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Posted by Tickmagnet on Saturday, May 18, 2019 8:25 AM

Greg

 

 
Tickmagnet
If the coupon still works for parts perhaps I'll print one out and buy a few spare parts while I'm there.

 

Just FYI, the coupon works for one item per purchase. The cashier will apply it to your most expensive item without asking.

Folks have been known to leave the store, come back in, buy another item and visit another cashier. I'd never do that, of course.

 

Yeah that's not me either and chances are good I won't even bother with the coupon. I've never been a coupon guy and the price on the parts are minimal in my book.

 

 

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Posted by Srpuln10 on Saturday, May 18, 2019 8:53 AM
Great question. I'm about to go buy one myself. You saved me a question

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Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, May 18, 2019 11:18 AM

Greg

 

 
Tickmagnet
If the coupon still works for parts perhaps I'll print one out and buy a few spare parts while I'm there.

 

Just FYI, the coupon works for one item per purchase. The cashier will apply it to your most expensive item without asking.

Folks have been known to leave the store, come back in, buy another item and visit another cashier. I'd never do that, of course.

 

There's really nothing wrong with that,they don't frown on that,just whether or not you want to bother.I would even go to the same cashier if the savings was big enough.

You should see us with those Bed,Bath,and Beyond coupons.Saved $80 on a $400 vac.

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Posted by Greg on Saturday, May 18, 2019 11:28 AM

Tojo72
There's really nothing wrong with that,they don't frown on that,just whether or not you want to bother.I would even go to the same cashier if the savings was big enough.

I was sort of tongue-in-cheek when I typed "Of course I'd never do that." I should have added an emoji of some sort, my bad.

I don't like retail coupons, pay to save memberships, loyalty discounts, etc either.......but when in Rome........

-Greg

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Saturday, May 18, 2019 12:01 PM

We don't have HL locally but I use Micheals coupons all the time and specifically in the paint department. 40 or 50% off I'll take anytime and it's Micheals program so why not take advantage of it ? Silly not to. Liquitex varnish is $18 a bottle, $9 with a 50% off coupon and I like the satin for modeling, plus we use satin anf gloss for my wifes ceramics.. Those coupons are always for single items that aren't already discounted but for the whole purchase I'm always getting 20% off in my email.

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Posted by Tickmagnet on Sunday, May 19, 2019 6:35 AM

Just picked mine up yesterday but I have not had the chance to use it yet, I was lucky I was able to take the time to go get it, spring is interfering with my modelling fun. The brush looks and feels great.

 

 

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Sunday, May 19, 2019 8:27 AM

Tickmagnet

Just picked mine up yesterday but I have not had the chance to use it yet, I was lucky I was able to take the time to go get it, spring is interfering with my modelling fun. The brush looks and feels great.

 

When you get time I'm sure you will enjoy it, good luck with it and congrats !

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