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cleaning the tip of Iwata HP-C
Kahuna
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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2007 - 11:24 PM UTC
Hello!
What would be the most efficient way to clean the tiny tip of the Iwata HP-C airbrush?
A picture of the specific part is added.
Thanks a lot!

Ori


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ws48
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2007 - 03:56 AM UTC
I use a piece of thin piano wire.
Shadowfax
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2007 - 04:24 AM UTC
I find small airbrush cleaning brushes work fine. I would also recommend leaving the tip screwed into the head for ease of handling. I use a Badger 150, but the head is similar to the one you have illustrated.
drumthumper
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2007 - 05:35 AM UTC
Ori,
I have the same dilemma with my HP-C and honestly, I would recommend using a cut-down to a sliver toothpick or cocktail stick. I'm afraid a piece of wire has the potential to scar the machined inner-surface of the fluid tip .... and these babies are expensive! I just had to replace one that I cross-threaded, so I know. The wooden slivers do a great job of dislodging even the most stubborn accumulation without the worry of damaging the tip.

Later,
Mike
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 - 11:57 PM UTC
Thanks a lot guys!
I used the method with the toothpick and it worked well. The method with the cord sounds good as well, but I just donít have one small enough.
Thanks again,

Ori
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