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Discussion in 'Airbrushes' started by jared pittman, Jan 20, 2017.


  1. jared pittman

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    Other than the packaging, having you been using it for a while to test its strength/durability? All of the Olympos needles I've used (7) performed great until a routine attempt at cleaning tip dry always bent them.
    I would love a harder needle with the same taper
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    So I removed the .3 Olympos nozzle. It is the top one in the photo. Below it is a .2 Iwata for the older classic models. The threads are the same. I installed the .2 in the Olympos :)
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    Thanx for the info!
    It's good Iwata old version HP nozzles fit Olympos as the difference in price of HP+ and old HP nozzle is 5 bucks for now.
    Especially, one of these days one Olympos flew away off the QD and reached tiled studio floor. Result is changing both nozzles. One thing is good - needle is repaired. From nozzles I've made stippling tool.

    Please describe the performance with 0.2 nozzle when you will try it.
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    .3 Olympos nozzle
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    .2 mm Iwata nozzle
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    Even with the original .3 nozzle cap & a .3 needle the Olympos hp-100c performs much better with the Iwata .2 mm nozzle in it. The photos above are about the extent of my ability to write small. Although I was able to achieve about the same size handwriting with both the .3 and .2, the lines are much crisper with less overspray with the .2 :)
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    The examples above are on regular printer paper which is absorbent. Better results should be possible on better paper
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    I see. Will try I think. I've got spare 0.2 Olympos nozzle.

    In your lettering "M" is missing;)
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    I just noticed that! Ha
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    After meeting the tiled studio floor nozzles of an AB looked like this.

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    I've cut bent needle tip in order maybe to save the nozzle when removing the needle, but the nozzle was damaged and I couldn't repair it.
    Needle was sanded and polished later and it looks now better than new, you can see it on the photos.

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    From both bent nozzles I've made stippling tool. It works. But for better work with it the needle should be shorter as it's shown on the photo.

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    New parts for Iwata HP-C (old version, not Plus) arrived. Parts are for 0.3mm setup.
    Parts are identical to Olympos original parts.

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    Nozzle fits perfectly and the needle fits in the nozzle perfectly either.

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    And now the AB is ready to spray again.

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    I think the Iwata parts are the best upgrade you can do to an Olympos.
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    I definitely agree about the needles which are too soft and easily bent. I mean needles' tapers.
    Can't say anything about the paint nozzles as I'm not a long time Olympos user.

    Question to those who use Iwata and Olympos for a long time and could compare. Which brand nozzles last longer?
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