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A question about a iwata HP-C

Discussion in 'Airbrushes' started by fernando fracaroli, Apr 1, 2020.


  1. fernando fracaroli

    fernando fracaroli Young Tutorling

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    Hello all. i'm new here, Fernando Fracaroli from Brasil, i use 5 airbrushes: a Gatti AG3, an old Holbein Y-2, 2 no name chineses and this Iwata HP-C.

    And my first very question is: Is there a needle preset handle from other brands or from other models from Iwata that fits this HP-C?

    I use a lot the needle preset on the other brushes i have and miss it a lot in this Iwata.

    Tks in advance for any clue.

    Fernando
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    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja Staff Member Admin Very Likeable!

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    hey fernando, before we start with questions, you can introduce yourself like we all did :D
    Here is a link where to do that, if you don't know how check few of other introductions.
    https://www.airbrushforum.org/introductions/
    I'm gonna welcome you in your introduction thread :laugh:

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    The Pre-set handle from the HP-C Plus, or any of the High Line brushes will fit the original HP-C.
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    Thank you DaveG.
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    DaveG Airbush Analyst Very Likeable!

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    Been meaning to post this all day (in case you were curious) - the handle is off of an Iwata HP-C Plus.

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    Thank you again very much for the picture @DaveG . Fits Beautifully. Will order from coastairbrush. I see a hole on the tip cap. What it does exactly, if you don't mind I ask?
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    Hehehehe, I had debated taking that off before taking the photo... That is an "eyelet" needle cap from Richpen. There are 3 holes around the circumference of the cap, reducing air turbulence around the needle. It allows you to get much closer, even touch your work piece without disturbing the spray pattern - without having to remove the needle cap.
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    Iwata used to sell a preset needle handle as an accessory for their HP line. Handle was tapered anodized aluminum, similar to the Badger guns from that era. I had one for my HP-C before you fancy schmancy whipper snappers got spoiled with your HP-C Plus sets. It used to cost somewhere like $30 USD. I also had an optional HP crown cap.

    Honestly, though, call me nostalgic but I kinda like the original straight chrome handle HP-C. No frills and still works great.

    then again maybe I’ll go buy a CM-C Plus tomorrow....
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