Originally Posted by narhic_fd
Is the Wagner control spray and double duty still viable choices for spray gun even though they now come stock with 2.0 needle?
Haven't ya asked this same question at least 19 times before?
Don't answer....it's been at least 12 times.
If you try / do use those larger size needles, a "Duster" becomes a rapid sweep across the screen. At least 2x faster than when using a Graco with a 1.5 mm Tip.
You don't get crazy because the droplets look like splatters either.
You just fly though a coating....let it dry....do it again...and continue doing it over and over until you fill in all the surface evenly.
Every initial S-I-L-V-E-R I sprayed was done using the original Control Spray (2.0 mm Tip) And the only way it could be / was successfully done was by doing very rapidly applied coats.
The Double Duty has a 2.2 mm Tip, and when I used that Gun I ALWAYS used the original 1.5 mm Control Spray Head. I also did likewise with the Control Spray Plus & Max Turbines...and these days I use the CS Max w/a adapted Hose so I can use the Graco 2900/3500 Heads with a 1.0 mm needle.
I do not...have not...would never use the 2.2 mm needle assembly. At least not since the very first couple of screens I sprayed using MMud undiluted. The result was a very coarse, almost sand-papery surface. And a absolute TON of over spray.
Let that be the final word on the matter.