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Offline Nighthawke

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Fuji minimite 4 - Unthinned SW Pro Classic?
« on: June 04, 2017, 06:45 PM »
Hi folks,

New to spraying, I've got a few projects I'm finishing and I've never sprayed before. I have seen people mention they've sprayed Sherwin-Williams pro classic unthinned with just a little floetrol. Is this the consensus? I primed the project today with their wood primer, and thinned it to 30 seconds. But I would love to just dump the paint straight into the gun.

Ps. I've got the gravity fed gun if that makes a difference.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2017, 07:03 PM by Nighthawke »

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Offline frodo

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Re: Fuji minimite 4 - Unthinned SW Pro Classic?
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2017, 10:54 PM »
I have a 4 stage Apollo and have not been able to spray pro classic without thinning. Best to try a small amount on a scrap piece and see how it goes.

Offline bnaboatbuilder

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Re: Fuji minimite 4 - Unthinned SW Pro Classic?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2017, 12:34 PM »
SW ProClassic is a fairly thin paint to start. While I do add Floetrol, I have sprayed without thinning using 1.5 or 1.8 tips on Fuji Q4 HVLP. You can certainly thin it a small amount, 10% at most with distilled water and it will spray just fine too. Each person makes their own method from experience. The average latex mix I spray with my HVLP is 2-3oz Floetrol/2-3oz distilled water/fill paint to quart mark and mix well. It works for me each time.
- John