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.5 Nozzle Setup for Eclipse HP CS

Discussion in 'Beginners help' started by Johnny, Apr 15, 2021.


  1. Johnny

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    Is there a .5 setup available for the HP CS?

    Ponz
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    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja Staff Member Admin Mod Very Likeable!

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    yes, there is.
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    should be the needle, nozzle, and nozzle cap to make the conversion from .35 to .5.
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    The same to convert to .2 Dave?
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    there are no parts available to convert the Eclipse to anything smaller than the .35 - if there were, than yes, same three pieces would change.
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    If I understand this, parts from hp-bcs should do the trick?
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    yep, those would be the parts :thumbsup: .
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    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Admin SuperMod

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    Yes, I have one. Nozzle, air cap and needle is needed for it. Amazon do them.
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    Or you could buy a revolution.. they are pretty good.
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    Do you think it's possible to install a .2 nozzle on that brass piece and some sort of long taper needle? Wonder how that would spray?!
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    The .35 nozzle is not meant to be removed from the brass carrier. That said, yes, a .2 nozzle could be installed, there are plenty of needles that could be used. The issue is the nozzle cap, or air cap. The opening is not sized for a .2 nozzle, and performance would be greatly compromised in comparison. It is basically the same conversion as making the HP-C Plus a .2 - Iwata sells the parts, but neglects to include a new nozzle cap. The brush is really anemic this way, but add the nozzle cap from a High Line sized for the .2, and it comes to life.
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    Mine has the floating nozzle. As a general rule don't try modify the nozzle themselves... for the faff that it is it's cheaper to purchase the real deal.
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    Could you elaborate on this point please? " add the nozzle cap from a High Line sized for the .2, and it comes to life."

    High Line?
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    Iwata has several series of brushes. Among them are the High Performance Plus series (HP-xPlus or HP-x+), and the High Performance High Line (HP-xH). In the example I gave converting the High Performance-C Plus (HP-C+) from a .3 brush, to a .2 brush - Iwata does not include a new nozzle cap. The hole in the stock HP-C+ nozzle cap is sized for use with a .3 nozzle, making it on the large side for a .2. The nozzle cap off one of the High Line brushes, such as the HP-AH or HP-BH (both .2 brushes in stock form) - these nozzle caps actually fit perfectly on the HP-C+. They are the right diameter, and the right thread pitch to screw right on. The exit bores on these .2 caps are sized to optimize air flow over a .2 nozzle, so pair perfectly with a .2 conversion on the HP-C+.
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