Iwata Air Brush Compressors

Folks, here is a page of brand specific information on the Iwata air brush compressors added recently, as I expect that there are thousands of folks that do use this type of compressor for airbrush painting.

Your first choice for help with your Iwata is the store where you bought it. Your second choice is: www.iwata-medea.com.

If you still need help, use this forum to ask for assistance from fellow Iwata users. If you are looking for help with your Iwata airbrush compressors, I invite you to post a question using the form on this page.

Iwata airbrush compressors

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Iwata Air Brush Compressor Issue

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Iwata Studio Series wont start  
It was running fine. It stopped running as I was using it. The light works on the rocker switch, it does not hum or make any sounds. I can't find a fuse …

Iwata smart jet pro 
Hi I have brought a second hand smart jet pro, i got it home and set it up, it run for about 20 minits then shut down completly just leaving a light …

Iwata compressor does not start 
Hi Bill, I have an Iwata Smart Jet pro air compressor, about 4years old and recently it has stopped starting up unless I give it a tap then it will …

Iwata Power Jet - Buils pressure, but very slowly  
I have an Iwata Power Jet plus, a mini compressor where the tank is the handle. When I use it for airbrushing, it gets up to its max pressure that i set, …

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Iwata question: I have an Iwata Powerjet (about 7/8 years old). It has delevoped a leak on the autostop pressure switch. Having unscrewed it then applied ptf tape to the 1/8" fitting, where it screws into the tank - it appears that the leak is in the encased switch itself. Are the replaceable? Any ideas? Many thanks.

Response: I have yet to find any pressure switch that is worth the effort in time and money to try and track down parts, disassemble and then figure out how to reassemble the switch. I believe, on the low cost air compressors at least, that the pressure switch is a consumable.

If your compressor has a reservoir tank, you might see if there is a check valve in the line at the tank, and if so, that might be your problem. And, failing that, if you are going to buy a replacement, then by all means, take the switch apart to see if you can find the leak. It's putting it back together that might be the bigger challenge!

Iwata question: "I bought a used Iwata Smart Jet Pro compressor. I really know Nothing about compressors so i'm going to need help!! It looks fine but,it pulsates. I do know that it has to fill the tank then shuts off but the stream of air/paint is affected by the pulsating. 1)How can I fix it 2)How do I adjust the pressure to increas PSI 3) Please help Thank You!"

Response: The Iwata may use a diaphragm or a piston to compress air. Both of these processes create pulsation in the air stream. One way to mediate this is to use a regulator in the line from the compressor, set low enough that the air pressure from the compressor tank never falls below that setting. As pulsations in the tank occur from the compressor running, they are dampened out by the regulator, which then can deliver a steady stream of air to the paint brush.

You say you want to dial up the PSI as well. I'm wondering why? Normally, with an air brush, the requirement is for low flow and low pressure. When you say you need higher PSI, are you really saying that you need higher flow? If that is the case, then you are out of luck. You cannot increase the flow from a compressor that is working optimally. So many HP of motor size and pump size can only deliver so many CFM. What I think I'm hearing is that your compressor is under performing, and that would suggest the compressor may have a malfunction of sorts or it is undersized for the paint gun you are trying to use.