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iwata eclipse issue

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting!' started by toammy, Feb 19, 2017.


  1. JackEb

    JackEb Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    a picture's worth 1000 words as they say...... I agree with Malky 100%, paint to thin, pressure to high.
    Once you do as suggested above, have another go at your line, then take a photo and show the results. This will help us guide you further.
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    will do... thanks for all your help
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    well and truely recieved... with the upmost gratitude :D!
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    A .5mm nozzle is a fair sized nozzle and with wicked it should flow straight with no reducer. Also with it being a siphon feed airbrush you generally need a little higher pressure to pull the paint from the bottle so if you are working on a hard surface I would suggest a slight reduction of 2 drops paint to one drop reducer. Also back off the surface a bit while using the lowest air pressure you fan get away with to get a flow of paint with out stippling on you. Another thing is with a eclipse you need a real delicate touch when working close to a surface for fine lines. This is whey a lot of artists work large when working with a larger nozzle. Working on t shirts you wouldn't have this problem with a .5mm needle. Also I noticed the paint mainly streaking in one direction which indicates your pointing the brush at a slight angle rather than straight on. This is fine if you are compensating for overspray. This causes the paint to do what's called skating across the surface.


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    thanks for your reply i will take what you say on board and give it another try tonight with a new mix and see how it goes from there.... yes i was angling the airbrush so i could actually see the needle to see if it was sticking at all that would cause the blobs... thanks again for all the invaluable advice everyone... its brilliant that your all so willing to help a complete stranger achieve there goals.... a testiment not just to this forum but to the entire industry of airbrush artists! i really appreciate everything guys thank you
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