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Less PSI more tip dry?

Discussion in 'Paints' started by huskystafford, Apr 20, 2021.


  1. huskystafford

    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja Staff Member Admin Mod Very Likeable!

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    Or is it just me? Looks like I get more tip dry if I use less PSI. If I use less PSI and pull trigger more then just small amount I get less tip dry, then if I pull trigger just a little. To me it looks like I get more tip dry if I push less air. Sooooooooo, less PSI more tip dry? :)
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    Usually if you are using low psi you use reducer with the paint. I get more tip dry the more I reduce the paint.
    White (Createx illustration) dries almost instantly regardless of psi/reduction
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    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja Staff Member Admin Mod Very Likeable!

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    I had issues with wicked white...
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    White will be your worst nightmare for tip dry with most brands
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    I’m still working to figure this out too. White is always tough to work with. I find super reduced at low psi works ok with white, but that would be around 70% reducer and 30% paint, give it take a little.


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    I never use any createx products but I have to agree with white being a dry tip problem colour .
    I only use low pressure and hardly ever reduce my etac paints but I do reduce white with a little water to gain a bit more controle but it wont reduce the dry tip
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    White ? ain't the paper white ? I rarely use white

    But only in whites do I really notice tip dry being more of a pain.But I am in the habit that I clean the tip after every few passes anyway no matter what PSI I am shooting with.
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    this is good info. I was working with 5 drops of reducer and 5 drops of paint.
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    I use white on black backgrounds
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    Yeah I forget I do too but I do it so rarely anymore.
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    Anyway white is heavily pigments....

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