Cleaning iwata eclipse

AVB99

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Hello

Recently I bought one of these. The first two times it worked well and I cleaned it. Or so I thought. After a day of non-use it's clogged. I've traced this to the tiny pointed nozzle. It has what appears to be something to which a tiny spanner could be applied, though none was supplied.

How do i clean this nozzle please. I don't have anything tiny enough to go through. Any suggestions please? Thanks
 

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There should be some youtube vids on this model, sorry i don't know but i thought you used a tool to turn out the nozzle.

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I have one of those, a side feed model. I clean my nozzle using a pipette and Mr colour thinners. I simply hold the nozzle with tweezers and push thinners forwards and backwards through the nozzle using the pipette. Once I have done that a few times I dry the inside with a small twist of kitchen paper. The flats on it are for the manufacturers assembly, not for the user to strip. I only do up the polished outer housing hand tight when reassembling.
The eclipse is a really easy airbrush to clean I think. I always strip clean mine each time I use it. Takes about ten minutes when your used to it.
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There should have been a spanner in the box in a slit in the foam packaging. Could slip through and under the packaging. The tool you need is a small slot in the spanner to engage the nozzle.
 
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I'm not an airbrush expert in anyway but a useful tool for cleaning the smaller parts and getting into holes are the small dental brushes, these can be purchased from the supermarket.
 
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Hi Aidan
Si’s cleaning guide has it sorted. You have an eclipse, so don’t try to take the silver and brass parts of the nozzle (part 4 in the guide) apart, you really don’t need to.
The Spanner may be needed to get the head cap (part 3 ) off, but that is all.
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