Iwata side color cup cheaper source?

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Iwata side color cup cheaper source?

Joined: January 23rd, 2006, 7:52 pm

March 20th, 2012, 4:06 pm #1

Does anyone know of a good source for Iwata side color cups on the cheap?

The best I've found is $27 a pop, which is a bit pricey.

Thanks in advance, Chuck.
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Joined: June 2nd, 2005, 10:20 pm

March 20th, 2012, 4:17 pm #2

They're expensive and a bit fussy to clean.

The color cups from Testor's Aztek airbrush line will fit an Iwata. I've been using the Aztek color cups with my HP-SB for years now, since someone here tipped me off. Aztek's gravity-feed side cups are available in three sizes (3.0cc, 7.5cc, and 10cc), they're a snug press-fit into the aperture on the Iwata, and they're much cheaper ($3.50 to $5.00 each, typically).

Curiously, there was a thread here on this forum about this very subject last week. And no, I'm not gonna say it!

Good luck, Chuck.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 7:51 pm

March 20th, 2012, 4:24 pm #3

Does anyone know of a good source for Iwata side color cups on the cheap?

The best I've found is $27 a pop, which is a bit pricey.

Thanks in advance, Chuck.
https://airbrushes.com/product_info.php ... 9bf9675a12

A very useful product from the UK , which will give you a selection of cups & the appropriate adaptor for no more than the price of one Iwata cup . You can also buy replacement cups individually .

John Green
Cheshire , UK

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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 2:39 am

March 20th, 2012, 5:33 pm #4

Does anyone know of a good source for Iwata side color cups on the cheap?

The best I've found is $27 a pop, which is a bit pricey.

Thanks in advance, Chuck.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/m ... +procedure
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Joined: January 23rd, 2006, 7:52 pm

March 20th, 2012, 6:28 pm #5

and I am still hoping to get a metal color cup versus what looks like the plastic Aztek variety.

I like to soak my color cups in a jar of Acetone after a primary cleaning and I suspect that if I did so with the Aztek cup, it may transform itself into a big blob of goo!

Anyone? Iwata color cups on the cheap?
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Joined: January 23rd, 2006, 7:52 pm

March 20th, 2012, 6:48 pm #6

I guess if they can handle a soaking in actetone, they would work for me.

Does anyone know if they can handle a hot thinner like this for extended periods?
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Joined: December 31st, 2006, 7:06 pm

March 20th, 2012, 7:02 pm #7

Does anyone know of a good source for Iwata side color cups on the cheap?

The best I've found is $27 a pop, which is a bit pricey.

Thanks in advance, Chuck.
have fit into the various Iwatas I own, they're all I use, work perfectly

here's a bunch in the $4-6 range:
http://www.google.com/products/catalog? ... CFoQ8wIwAw#

Michael Lee Smith
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Joined: January 23rd, 2006, 7:52 pm

March 20th, 2012, 7:11 pm #8

Those will work (if they fit).

Thanks!
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Joined: February 26th, 2005, 11:46 pm

March 20th, 2012, 7:12 pm #9

Does anyone know of a good source for Iwata side color cups on the cheap?

The best I've found is $27 a pop, which is a bit pricey.

Thanks in advance, Chuck.
have used the Aztec cups exclusively. My cleanup uses lacquer thinner (though I don't do a soak) and there has never been the slightest softening or deterioration. I love having several color cups available...I plug the opening of each cup with a toothpick, mix the color and then I can swap out colors within seconds with just a quick flush of thinner to clear the airbrush.

I have the original 1/8oz metal Iwata cup (never used) if you'd like to purchase/trade.

HTH,

Brian Hahn
Abilene, Texas 79606
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Joined: January 23rd, 2006, 7:52 pm

March 20th, 2012, 7:23 pm #10

Thanks for the feedback on the Aztek cups. Maybe I'll buy one and give it a try before I decide to go metal or plastic.

Thanks for the info, Chuck.
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