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Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Look for microfoaming solution
« Reply #60 on: January 21, 2017, 09:56 PM »
I don't know how other gun works. Only own this one. I am sure it is more than 3 turns.

Turns are irrelevant, getting the proper coverage is the goal. Each needle and coating on different days will have different positions.
Start with the fluid control knob turned all the way down so there is no spray and turn half or quarter turns until you get a nice tight oval with no splatter. Stop there. Don't go further. Spray your test panel. Wait for an hour for it to set up and dry. Adjust accordingly.

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Offline usatu

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Re: Look for microfoaming solution
« Reply #61 on: January 21, 2017, 10:23 PM »
I am confused that more than 3 mils coat or thin (less than 3) and wet coat is better?

Offline wptski

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Re: Look for microfoaming solution
« Reply #62 on: January 21, 2017, 11:25 PM »
There really similar Bill, try a 2 1/2 turn starting point. How are you making out with your 5 stage Fuji?
I only have two Gxpc guns, a Q4 Gold, no T-70 and no five stage Fuji.  At 2 1/2 turns a Gxpc is fully open.  I looked up the parts, the Gxpc and T-70 use a different flow control knob so they have a different thread.  In order to have 5-6 turns of adjustment it would have to be a much finer thread which seems highly unlikely.
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Offline JCLP

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Re: Look for microfoaming solution
« Reply #63 on: January 22, 2017, 10:18 AM »
Well. The spray gods have given up trying to cause me pain and suffering. Sprayed 2 panels yesterday, each 18"x24" and they turn out beautiful. No pinholes, no orange peel, no lumps/grit.

Sprayed BM Select Regal, CC-518 Escarpment grey, 20% thinning with BM Extender product, no water.

BM Extender is 100% acrylic resin which is the same stuff used in their acrylic paints. It thins a little bit but mostly it conditions the paint for better flow. Sprayed with Fuji Q5, 1.3mm needle and cap, full air.

I did try Advance again and it turned out awful. I will continue to use Advance but only when I am brushing or rolling it on. Now when I get my AAA setup, this may change.

Next test is Sherwin Williams Pro Classic Waterborne Arcylic Enamel with Benjami Moore Extender product. Stayed tuned.


Offline brewster201

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Re: Look for microfoaming solution
« Reply #64 on: January 22, 2017, 04:04 PM »
Congrats we are all happy for you  [smile] , you have the spray bug.
Just keep trying the Kem Aqua plus lol

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