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eclipse needle guard compatible with micron?

Discussion in 'Airbrushes' started by huskystafford, May 21, 2020.


  1. huskystafford

    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja Staff Member Admin Very Likeable!

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    I am just wondering. Can you screw it on micron? Is micron needle further out then eclipse? I got husky puppy needle guard :laugh: on my eclipse which was created from needle guard which I got on eclipse. Is it compatible with micron?
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    I just had a quick look at the eclipse and the micron and the eclipse needle guard will not fit the micron
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    Thank you Ronald. I think @Dimitris made custom ones from Fengda cheap needle guards for himself for his micron. The same time I was making mine for eclipse. I noticed Blackdevil k33 guard is 45 euros but if I understood correctly those prongs are the same length like needle. Not like seen in this picture
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    I also read in the same thread you cut 2 of those prongs which is the same I did in my husky puppy needle guard if I am not mistaken. That is optimal. Free, and I would guess prongs are longer cause guard is longer from the start.
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    the cheapest way is to remove 2 sprongs from the original micron needle guard and it works just fine
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    Indeed, it also fits the creos 770. Paying 45 euro for that black devil guard seems a lot for me. Luckily I have a dremel and did an awesome job.
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    Can you be kind enough to link that guard? :cry: You got any picture how long is on your airbrush?
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    I originally bought cheapo caps and modded them according to @AndreZA guide
    https://avwairbrushworks.wordpress.com/2013/09/09/needle-cap-mod/

    They fit my eclipse , high performance and micron perfectly. I also have the black devil.

    i also never use any of them... theyre all to hard to pick the needle with them on, but ive been having a LOT of tip dry issues lately, maybe if tip dry was less frequent then id use them.
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    I'm with JackEb. I have every needle cap known to mankind, as well as some I cut from bar stock by myself. I leave none of them on a brush when I am working...
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    hard to clean the tip of the needle yes... but I still don't trust my hand when I'm 3-4 mm from the surface, know that I'm going to bend it :D
    I cut an old toothbrush and keep a small glass with home made cleaner close to me, so every now and then I've used to clean the tip with it.
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    Im lucky i guess, i don't have a tendency to drop things (I’ve never had a cracked phone/tablet screen) and i think i got all my ‘stabbing’ out of my system with my first generic brush so for now my caps will be off :)
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    I am here with Dimitris. I don't have depth of view, so hitting a needle is happening.Less and less, but still can happen :) Not a problem with eclipse when you hit a t-shirt. Actually my eclipse dropped on ceramic tiles and it was fine :cool: But hitting with needle and nozzle for almost 100 bucks damn -.- Probably I would hit it cause I would be so scared not to hit it, and my hands would shake like crazy lol
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    I can throw a bit more of a monkey wrench in your gears ;)-

    I have been using what is called an "eyelet" needle cap from Richpen. They are ported around the circumference in such a way as to allow air to escape, rather than be trapped or become turbulent as you approach your work surface. You can maintain a fine line even while allowing the edge of the cap to ride along your work surface. With a pronged cap, the prongs will grab the surface...

    eyelet needle cap.jpg
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    this looks interesting, but I am guessing cleaning tip dry is not so easy with it. With a small brush and some reducer on it would work I guess. I tried bunch of stuff for tip dry issues, and then you have solvent guys, which don't have tip dry issues. :rolleyes:
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    I have greatly reduced my use of Createx products, and have found that my need to pick the needle has been reduced with the newer products I am working with. I use a cotton bud (q-tip) soaked in solvent or reducer to clean the needle when the need arises. I usually keep one right on my desk while painting.
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    I forgot about cotton buds. I wonder what we will use in europe. I heard cotton buds will not be allowed, but I don't know the date of that new law.
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    Are you confusing them with plastic straws? I heard, and have already, started to withdraw them in EU...
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    Last edited: May 22, 2020 at 9:07 AM
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    I never seen ones with paper stem. Yea, this is probably cause of plastic. I need to find the ones with paper stem. I am quite surprised there are paper stem available on cotton buds.
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    In the states they are called Q-tip cotton swabs. Most have the cotton on both ends

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