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Flush Micron head

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks!' started by J000seph, Jan 14, 2017.


  1. AndreZA

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    Mine is 2012 and has no lines.
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    AndreZA Elite Member! Elite Member! Artist of the Month!

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    I use wash bottles. They fit the both the body and nozzle perfectly. In the body the seal is so good that it sucks up the fluid perfectly. It's not a snug fit so it is a two handed job.

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    That looks perfect for side & siphon feed. I've heard of people using eyedroppers also to flush back&forth.
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    I've been thinking about this picture since you originally posted it - the air cap on your CM-C+ has a single line milled in the diameter. Is this off of an Olympos? All of my Iwata Micron heads are smooth in that particular area.
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    Thanks, and hmm, I guess they are adding the line now? Doesn't really make a difference, just a curious observation - if you look at the SB above, also no line :)

    One more thought/question - is it a .18 or .23? Reason I ask is that all the Iwata heads I have in house are .18, but have new .23 arriving Wednesday.
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    CM-C+ is .23

    Maybe that's how to tell difference between .18 and .23 ?
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    And of course, "big hole, little hole" haha
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    Considering that the nozzle cap has two different part numbers I would say there is a difference
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    No line on .18 CM-SB nozzle cap
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    I did the same thing - went and looked at all the add photo's I could find, and noticed the same thing. Line on the .23's, no line on the .18's - guess that makes them easily recognizable at a glance.
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    It's not just to differentiate the two nozzles, it's because the caps themselves are different.
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    Then it's to differentiate the two caps;)
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    Absolutely, I worded that terribly. So.. I just went and did a cap crossover and a .18 cap on a .23 nozzle didn't seem to affect the airflow in the least. I had it in my mind the .18 cap had a smaller hole, but I guess not. Certainly not that I could tell. I guess I'll use it purely for ID purposes only.

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