Iwata CR Revolution Issue

AlanG

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#1
I have to admit i am totally stumped with this one.

When i stop airbrushing but keep the air 'on' , paint is still getting past the needle. I have dismantled the airbrush, cleaned it thoroughly, checked the nozzle for cracks and checked the needle itself. I cannot find any damage to cause it.

Any ideas guys? It's doing my head in as i'm hoping to start painting my Fw190 soon.
 

Steve Jones

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It maybe because you have replaced the needle too far in/out of its ideal position. I usually manually pull/push the needle until the paint stops and then tighten the needle in place.
 

Si Benson

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Hi Al,
I’d agree with Steve. Paint getting through with just the air on is normally because the needle isn’t seating correctly in its nozzle.
It sounds like you’ve given it all a clean so just check that the nedle is pushed home firmly.
 

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Or, have you really given it a good clean. I'll bet there's a tiny bit of hard paint in the nozzle, stopping the needle from seating correctly. Once in a while I soak my clean nozzles in some cellulose thinners, and nearly always a tiny bit of old paint comes out.
 

AlanG

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Sounds like a plan Colin. I'll try that next
 
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