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orangejuiced86

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#22
Ok, I have to update my own personal posts in this thread. Last night I shot the UV clear with my Tekna ProLite, 1.4, 2 turns outs, fan wide open @ 25-26psi and it laid out better than ever. There is 5 coats of clear on this thing. I started with 2.5 turns out and it was too much on the first 2 coats so I tightened it up abit. Couldn't be happier with the results.

I'm not sure where or why I started spraying at 40psi, but I can only imagine that I carried my setting from my older guns over. While it worked I knew I was burning through material way more than I should have been.
 

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#23
Ok, I have to update my own personal posts in this thread. Last night I shot the UV clear with my Tekna ProLite, 1.4, 2 turns outs, fan wide open @ 25-26psi and it laid out better than ever. There is 5 coats of clear on this thing. I started with 2.5 turns out and it was too much on the first 2 coats so I tightened it up abit. Couldn't be happier with the results.

I'm not sure where or why I started spraying at 40psi, but I can only imagine that I carried my setting from my older guns over. While it worked I knew I was burning through material way more than I should have been.
For a loooong time, I was 2.5-3 turns out. Used a lot of material and was shrouded in over spray. I backed down to 1.5 or so and have found that my metallics are laying down so much better, my clear is so much better and the over spray is minimal. I'm using the 1.3 with the TE20 air cap.
 
#25
I will need to try the same thing. Usually set a 1/2 turn in from full open but find it requires 36 psi to get it to lay right and that is with a 1.3 tip.
The over spray does seem excessive.
 
#29
Guys, if you find your gun is spraying weird, make sure that the gasket in the air cap isn't torn. I noticed that mine was and after I replaced it, the gun sounds and sprays so much better.
 
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