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eclipse 0.5 & 0.3 nozzle inside differences

Discussion in 'General Airbrush Discussion' started by huskystafford, Jul 1, 2018.


  1. huskystafford

    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja

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    I feel like there is some kinda ridge inside 0.3 while doesn't seem to be the case with 0.5. Am I nuts? -.-

    I was cleaning today nozzles and I noticed this first time. I hope this is not some old paint lol
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    I suspect this is old paint... shouldn't be any internal ridge...
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    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja

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    ups -.-
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    There should be a very distinct difference between the .35 and .5 nozzles! Unless you have an older .35, that is... the .35 Eclipse nozzle is comprised of two pieces - a small silver nozzle screwed into a brass base. The .5 is a one piece brass affair. You should be able to feel the base of the screw in nozzle on the .35, and nothing inside the .5. Now, if you are dealing with an older one piece brass .35 nozzle, then it is most likely dried paint inside the nozzle. Buy a new one, cause it's old ;).

    I should mention, on the newer .35 nozzle, the silver piece is not meant to be taken out of the brass base.
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    I can hit that part with my needle when I try to put it inside when I check if I cleaned good enough. It's on the wall inside of the nozzle and seems like it goes all around. 6 months old airbrush.
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    That is 100% fine. The 0.35 brass base is obviously thicker at the tip because it needs to have a thread cut into and then the nozzle screws in.
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    thanks everyone for helping me with this. I was quite surprised, don't know how I didn't noticed that before.

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