Professional Airbrush Maintenance Tool Kit
With the highly specialised Iwata Professional Maintenance Tools, assembling and reassembling airbrush nozzles, caps, needle packings, O-rings and air valves is quick and easy. The kit comes with a two-sided Iwata Air Valve Guide Wrench, Soft Jaw Pliers, Needle Packing Screwdrivers (for 1.2mm and 1.4mm diameter needles), Nozzle Wrench, a protective Needle Tube and easy-to-follow instructions with diagrams. All of the items fit securely in the elastic straps within the soft-sided zippered case, with the case having extra room to carry up to three airbrushes. An inner, zipper pouch is ideal for containing small replacement parts. It’s perfect for artists in the studio and on the go.
Iwata Air Valve Guide Wrench
Easily customise the main lever spring tension or replace the air valve. The wrench is two-sided, with both large and small diameter ends. The instructions list which end fits which models of Iwata airbrush.
Iwata Soft Jaw Pliers
Specialised pliers to assemble or disassemble an airbrush without damaging the chrome surface. Use them to remove parts such as nozzle caps, needle caps and handles.
Iwata Needle Packing Screw Drivers
Easily remove, assemble and adjust the airbrush needle packing screw. The protruding guide of 1.2mm or 1.4mm, matching the needle diameter, allows you to feel and test the tightness of the needle packing. Refer to instructions for which screwdriver fits each Iwata airbrush (excluding the Eclipse G series guns).
Iwata Nozzle Wrench
Remove or tighten the nozzle without the risk of over-tightening. Fits all Iwata airbrushes except the Iwata Eclipse Series airbrushes and the NEO TRN2 trigger airbrush. (The Eclipse Series have floating, self-centring nozzles for which this tool is not necessary)
Needle Storage Tube
Protect your spare needles from damage such as bending the tip.
Airbrush Maintenance Tool Kit Pouch
This holds all of the tools snugly in one compartment while the other side has room for securing three airbrushes. The detachable inner pocket is perfect for storing other cleaning tools and spare parts.
If you use airbrushes in your work or hobbies, you may find yourself acting as part-time artist and part-time airbrush technician. You have done the research, chosen the right airbrushes, and put in the practice-time so now it makes sense to keep those airbrushes operating at peak performance. While you endeavour to develop good technique and work habits, if you also adopt high standards of cleaning and maintenance you will be way ahead in the long run. Like so many things, the more you learn the better the experience is.
Learning to be your own airbrush technician is a natural part of being an airbrush artist. It satisfies the urge to master your craft in its entirety and ultimately leads to a higher level of satisfaction in using airbrushes.
Years in the making, these tools have been a pet-project for Product Development Leader William Naemura who says,
“I have always wanted the perfect tool set for my Iwata Airbrushes. Now I have it and so can you!”