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Iwata Elipse HP-CS Malfunction

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  • Member since
    May 2006
  • From: Chapin, South Carolina
Iwata Elipse HP-CS Malfunction
Posted by Shipwreck on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 5:01 PM


My 15 year old airbrush decided to not work right any more. Pushing the trigger down, without introducing paint, returns bubbles, pulling the trigger back produces more bubbles while the paint starts to sputter and splatter.  So far I have cleaned every thing that can be cleaned, changed the .5mm nozzle and needle plus the head gasket. I have done all That I know to to an airbrush. I certainly welcome any suggestions. Thank you for your consideration!

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  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 5:09 PM

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 8:36 AM


       In a regular Spray rig that would be indicative of a leaking seal or "O" ring. I don't know about yours, so i am not going to comment on that. My stuff is mostly old DeVilbiss and Badger stuff that has been rebuilt so many times i don't think there's a stock part left in e'm!

        The one thing I always wondered, does that Hobbyist level Airbrush have the shell quality to prevent Internal wear on the surface of these parts? Prevent, in the sense that they have a hardened surface or something like that where these parts slide or rub together!


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