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Discussion in 'Airbrushes' started by Bryan71, Jan 22, 2020.


  1. Bryan71

    Bryan71 Spider Splatterer

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    I’ve been bitten by the bug.
    Been looking at the Iwata CM-Cv2 but not a massive fan of the cup
    But been looking at Olympos MP-200C 0.23
    Never owned and Olympos will Iwata needles fit if I need replacements.Also noticed you can buy Teflon needle seals easy to change
    Advise please guys
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    Haha, around here we call it AAD (Airbrush Aquisition Disorder) so welcome to the club lol

    if you don’t like the C cup then maybe look at the B or even the SB.

    When I started everyone seemed to recommend the SB and to me it looked as if it would be cumbersome to use so I held off. Long story short, I now own 2 x CM-SB and I wish I'd made the jump sooner, I would have saved some $$. I've seen some report that they feel its awkward to use because the balance of the cup being on the side. I really don't notice any difference between it and my CM-B. Maybe if I was using a their largest cup for an extended time I might notice but most of the time I use their two smallest cups (the one that is supplied and the next size up - I'm to lazy to go check the capacity !)
    If you are thinking about doing any sort of detail in the future then this is what I would recommend. I use Createx Illustration and it sprays at a much lower PSI than my CM-B so I can get in closer with less spidering.

    I won 2 Olympos brushes a few years back and I tested them against my CM-B & CM-SB, (same psi, same bottle of paint) The Olympos now gather dust in my drawer. I could get much finer lines with my Iwata than with the Olympos.
    @DaveG can advise on whether the Olympos accepts the Iwata needles and he also supplies Teflon seals

    Good luck deciding which way to go . . . that's why we started AAD.. we got to try them all for ourselves :)
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    Cheers for that I do have a CM-B just want a 0.23 I understand I probably won’t see a massive difference between the 2
    I just thought the CM-C cup was a bit odd the older style
    I fired a PM over to Dave and he was a great help.
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    I can’t tell any difference at all between the SB and C, I would get the CMC+ just for the Mac valve which helps for support and all the crazy effects!
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    Thanks just prefer a smaller brush
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    the CM-B is a .18
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    Thanks yes i know when i said i prefer a smaller brush I ment in terms of length hence why I didn’t want to go to the CM-C Plus v2.
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    I agree, the cup on the C is stupid. They should ditch it and only offer it with the one from the C+ for those that don't want/need the mac valve.
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    This is the reason I fancy the Olympos but Dave did say if you breath on the needle it will bend.
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    Just seen a picture inside the Olympos paint cup it appears to be similar to the CM-C
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    I've experienced the same. I replaced my HP-100SB needle and nozzle with Iwata HP-B parts and it it an amazing machine now.
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    Cheers for that got me thinking do I buy the Olympos which is about £290 delivered to me in the U.K.
    But if I’m needing a new needle at some time.I will have to buy Iwata head set and needle which is about £175
    Or go for the CM-C
    Are Olympos any better than the CM’s
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    try the nozzle cap from the HP-B too - smaller opening than the 100SB's, which will allow for lower air pressure, and sharper line edges.
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    Well looks like I’ve made my mind up.Much as i fancy trying the Olympos.
    Going to go for an CM-SB and change it to a 0.23 set up.As I have the CM-B or put the 0.23 set up in the B.
    Then order a couple of soft springs

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