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Iwata Custom Micron CM-SB

Discussion in 'Airbrushes' started by AndreZA, Dec 6, 2012.


  1. Melbee

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    Wow, great picture of the inside of an airbrush, is it an actual Micron? Really interesting, thanks AndreZA.
  2. AndreZA

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    That is great isn't it Melbee. That is one that Eddy Wouters opened up.


    Okay, I've been looking at some schematics and now I don't know anymore if the Microns come with teflon seal inside. Ont he image below #4 is the needle packing seal but that #5A is the "new" teflon solvent proof seal.

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  3. csdias

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    First, thank you for the first image of the inside of the airbrush, it is really beautifull inside. it seem a real gun.
    Talking about the second schematic figure, I also had realized that our CM-SB seems to come with the o-ring instead of the teflon, but this is just a matter of how long a person would have to change the piece, because even with tefllon its necessary attention and maintenance. Besides, I do not intend use too much agresseive paints nor cleaners.

    Thank you for your researchs. I have been reading an entire week and have not used my airbrush yet. I do not want to spoil it. :)
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    Standaard only the CM-CP has an teflon sealing, but you can simply change the rubber O-ring for an telfon ring. We give the customers the option that we put an teflon ring in when they buy an Micron.
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    Thanks Lion. Do you have a part number please.

    EDIT: nevermind, I think I found it I-590-2
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  6. csdias

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    Unfortunatelly I didn't know before buying the mine. I buy first and only after buying I start reading about airbrushing.
    I am only missing the teflon seal, the .023 head set, and .023 needle. But looking the pieces prices I got the conclusion that is more advantage to buy an entire CM-CP than the parts of replacement :/
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    Hello AndreZA,
    I just got the custom micron CM-SB 2as a gift from my wife ;-)
    this has the long trigger Dru Blair swears by the shorter one, what is your opinion after years of use?
    and what are good mixing ratios to start with? Createx illustration, Marrissa fx colors and schminke.
    I'm impatient to try it out but first have to take care of the horses ;-)
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    Hi Patrick. I love my Micron. I dont just love it for the detail i can get but because it is so easy to use. It is obviously a V1 and if I ever get a V2 i will change the trigger to a V1. It is tougher then it looks. I've only busted one nozzle and that was my own fault when I got a toothpick stuck in it when cleaning.

    Enjoy it and looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
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    thanks :) how do you clean the nozzle now, with a extra long liner brush?
    and do you use beeswax?
    because this nozzle is so fragile I have waited a long time to buy a micron until my wife gave me this gift ;-)
    I already had an olympos mp-200b and I use it most of all now I am curious about the micron.
  10. AndreZA

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    I clean te nozzle while still attached to the head. And yes, I use a cheap synthetic rigger that I trimmed a bit narrower. I use chapstick on the threads of the head and nozzle cap. The Iwata Micron needles are a lot tougher than the Olympos ones. They are no as sharp and does not have such a long taper. Definitely get yourself a Zolt soft spring from Foxy. They make a huge difference.
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    a Zolt soft spring is already built-in, have you an adress where I can buy this chapstick for the threads?
    nice to now that the Iwata needle is tougher :thumbsup:
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    Chapstick is just a generic term for lip balm. Make sure it is the the hard form and not the liquid.
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