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Forum topic by Joel_B posted 08-19-2018 12:21 AM 318 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-19-2018 12:21 AM

Just got my Fuji Mini Mite 3. First project is painting kitchen cabinets.
I have a little HVLP experience with a cheap Rockler gun.
I am learning to spray WB Primer from Target Coatings. Thinned to about 30 seconds.
I was getting major orange peel with 1.8 mm tip. I read some things that said to use a smaller tip although 1.8 seems to be recommended for primer.
So I changed to 1.3 mm and it seems to be atomizing much better, also turning down the paint volume helped.
I know it takes some trial and error to get the right settings.
Thanks for any advise.

Realized taking the gun apart to clean it I think used the 1.3 mm needle with the 1.8 mm nozzle.
Going to start fresh tomorrow and start with 1.8 mm again, then switch to 1.3 mm and then decide.

-- Joel, Encinitas, CA


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#1 posted 08-19-2018 12:55 AM

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#2 posted 08-19-2018 03:58 AM

Looks like some good info – Thanks

-- Joel, Encinitas, CA

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#3 posted 08-21-2018 12:27 AM

Ended up starting with 1.3 mm tip and it seemed good so didn’t try the 1.8 mm again.
Finish came out really well. I think there were some spots I put the primer on too light and it came out very slightly grainy. After sanding it will be fine. Really like the Mini Mite 3, its quieter than I expected.

-- Joel, Encinitas, CA

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