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Confession: Why I now keep tweezers in my kit

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks!' started by crewchief227, Nov 3, 2018.


  1. crewchief227

    crewchief227 Needle-chuck Ninja Very Likeable!

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    So I have quite a bit of experience maintaining, and cleaning my Microns (well all my iwatas), but one thing I've never disassembled was my air valves. I've removed them from the body's, but never actually broke them down to get to the plunger spring. And take out the trigger plunger on top of the air valve.

    Well that was until today, and OMG what a little pain in the ass to get back in. :confused: I thought I was going to go crazy trying to get that back in.
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    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    /I have some pointed ones in mine that fit the valve . I got a valve tool too but just as quick with the tweezers.

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    Yep that's what I used to get the valve off.
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    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Admin

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    I just use a screw divider that way it holds it the entire time it is out of the assembly.
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    I use a screwdriver on the needle packing. And yeah that spring was under a lot more pressure then you would think.
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    That's been on my Christmas Wish list for quite some time. I want it just for the needle packing driver, because that would make adjusting the compression on the needle a heck of a lot easier.
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    I bought this at start of my airbrush adventure. Quite pricey, but I didn't regret it.
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