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Troubleshooting Procedures

 

Skipping:
Dirty airbrush – refer to Maintenance Section
Pigment too thick
Air pressure too high
Improper nozzle/body connection
Bad nozzle (#4)
Dried Paint on tip of needle
Refer to Maintenance Section

Double line:
Dirty airbrush – refer to Maintenance Section
Bent needle
Debris on tip of nozzle (#4) or in nozzle cap (#2)
Bad nozzle
Dried paint on tip of needle
Refer to Maintenance Section

Spattering:
Dirty airbrush – refer to Maintenance Section
Pigment build-up in needle cap (#1)
Pigment too thick
Air pressure too low
Dried paint on tip of needle
Refer to Maintenance Section

No Spraying:
Clogged nozzle – refer to Maintenance Section
Loose nozzle cap (#2 hand tighten only)
Loose needle chucking nut (#18)
Improper air pressure
Paint too thick
Bad nozzle (#4)
Refer to Maintenance Section

Bubbling in fluid cup or bottle:
Loose nozzle cap (#2 hand tighten only)
Improper nozzle/body seal
Bad nozzle (#4)
Refer to Maintenance Section

Trigger sticks or does not move smoothly:
Use Medea Super Lube around the air valve piston packing (#7 o-ring) and/or in the trigger (#12) chamber
Refer to maintenance section

 

Why are there no prices on your website?

Iwata Medea is the wholesale distributor of Iwata, Medea and Artool products in North and South America, and the UK, and does not sell directly to customers at this time. However if you are interested in our suggested retail prices, click here to go to the support page where you can find our suggested retail price lists available for download. To purchase Iwata Medea or Artool products, please check our dealer pages for a reseller near you. Or call our customer service team at 503-253-7308 ext. 2000, and we’ll help you find a local reseller.