Originally Posted by MississippiMan
Bud...you have either forgotten what you have been told several times, and / or just cannot understand that the smaller needle is designed to produce a finer spray for a smoother surface. And...being a Tip w/a smaller opening, of course any matterial passing trough it had better be thinner than what can go through a 2.0 mm orifice. Otherwise you will not get much of any height on your spray pattern.
Really, your mixing has been all over the map...and frankly, it's always after you try something and fail that you ask "why?". You gotta know I want you to succeed...that is my express wish for everyone and why I'm on here so much.
But I mean...really! You gotta also know that if I tell you that S-I-L-V-E-R is not to be considered as being right for a Mirror, you should take that to the bank. It's a "Over Primer-Base' mix. This time around you have Primer over clear Plexi, but it's almost a sure bet that you don't have a thick enough coat of primer on top. Basically, you must turn the Plexi in a sheet of Sintra. Opaque.
Right now it's had to imagine you would even consider thinning your mix further. Stepping down to the 1.5 mm needle should be a "best case" for you: Unless your mix is almost at a "watery" state.
But honestly, at this conjecture I don't really have a clue as to where your mix is. I cannot advise you on it's viability as you have altered it at least what...3 times?
I sure don't want to offend you, and I absolutely don't want you to lose sight of you goal, but you have to STOP trying to second guess things, make self-determined changes, and just getter dun as you've been told it should be done. So many before you have already....lets roll with it!
I do remember you telling me before about it laying down a finer mist in previous post. I guess i should have checked what we've talked about before in previous post but i guess i was to lazy to go back. Sorry for that and thanks for repeating it for me. I guess what i was trying to get at when I asked about the smaller needle, was if there would also be more spitting with the 1.5 needle vs the 2.0 needle thus needing a bit more thinning. which you stated above.
I better explain a few things more on why it's taken so long. I haven't actually tried to paint my screen at all. I did take your advice and not try to spray on a mirror. You said don't and i didn't. Not on a mirror or anything for that matter.. My wall has been primed for the past month. It just needs some fine tuning before i spray the s-i-l-v-e-r on it. Heck, my room has been a mess for 3 months, half plastic-ed off the other half not so i can spray in one part and not get that much paint fog in the part i sleep in. My mix actually looks good and looks like it did before i added to much water while back. I've just been doing experimenting here and there with white paints.
What happened with my previous s-i-l-v-e-r mix is when i was watching the video's on the silver fire forum on you doing the straining i didn't notice how far you had the 1 gallon paint can tipped while you were pouring the silver fire mixture through the sock strainer into the spray gun container. When i was straining mine i tipped the gallon container of s-i-l-v-e-r way to much where to much was flowing out and kept adding water to my s-i-l-v-e-r mix until it went through the strainer without much backup. That ended up in a mixture that was to diluted and to thin a viscosity. I had my 1 gallon container of s-i-l-v-e-r mix tipped over more then it should have while straining into my graco paint gun container. I wanted to do a test spray with current viscosity to see how it looked before i committed on my primed wall. I was trying to achieve a white fusion with some white paint that had nothing to do with my s-i-l-v-e-r which i stated in another post totally separate from this one. I had that piece plexiglass around and it was already opaque from the behr UPW so i put couple coats of Kiltz primer on it and laid down some s-i-l-v-e-r to see how it looked before spraying on my wall. I didn't care how good the plexiglass looked i just wanted to see how the s-i-l-v-e-r paint mixed looked after some coats. also, I've had tons of things pop up here and there on my past weekends so I haven't been able to devote a good day to getting things done. Thats why everything is lagging on. I've been taking things slow and steady. I'm in no rush since it's all in my bedroom.
I'm not offended and am great full for you answering all the questions, especially since i know you have tons of other people you have to answer here on the forums. If i ask diff things on how and why things work it's because by nature I like to know how things work on what I'm doing. I like to know the mechanics behind things. I wouldn't try something that you already know wouldn't work.I know most of you on here are beyond white fusion but it was something i thought would be neat to see. My concern is with getting my s-i-l-v-e-r done and hope to get to it in couple weeks. I'm just REALLY afraid of doing this and messing it up. I did a Silver Fire screen last year and messed it up due to putting the plexiglass up on the wall backwards and messing up my silver fire mix. I don't want to waste another screen like that. That was a waste on the money i spent for the plexiglass and for all the silver fire paint mixes. I DON"T WANT TO SCREW THIS UP, LOL. I'm taking my time on things. Right now i have my wall primed and am using the white surface as the screen so i'm good. I don't want to commit on my wall till I know the mix is right and will test on random surfaces first before i spray the wall. Sorry to frustrate you Mississippi man...
:D. Thanks for all the help you give.