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SIKKENS AUTOWAVE best paint gun? 1 year 7 months ago #29789

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Any recommendations for the best paint gun for shooting Sikkens waterborne paint?
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SIKKENS AUTOWAVE best paint gun? 1 year 7 months ago #29792

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Ive used a SATA 3000 hvlp 1.3 for 1 year at 6-7 cars a day. Only complaint is mottling on a few silver cars. Trying to eliminate this. Ive tried SATA 3000 RP 1.3 and helped a little but not perfect. Now im trying a TEKNA 7e7 and I am having better results, but not perfect.....
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SIKKENS AUTOWAVE best paint gun? 1 year 7 months ago #29795

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SAGOLA! :evil:
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SIKKENS AUTOWAVE best paint gun? 1 year 7 months ago #29797

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gtome wrote:
SAGOLA! :evil:

Do you have any experience with Autowave and a Sagola? If not try and keep the thread to useful information.


The Tekna is the best gun I have found for Wave. Quick question, how much are you reducing your tough silvers?
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SIKKENS AUTOWAVE best paint gun? 1 year 7 months ago #29798

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X2 I have been very happy with mine for the last 2 years,I use a 1.4 or a 1.5 when it is super hot out.A close second is an nr2000 1.4.For tough silvers I have had good luck with 40-50% reduction right off the bat after ryan suggested it.
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SIKKENS AUTOWAVE best paint gun? 1 year 7 months ago #29799

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I used a Tekna with the 7E7 air cap and 1.4 tip. Worked very well for me.
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SIKKENS AUTOWAVE best paint gun? 1 year 7 months ago #29806

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I typically reduce 30 percent w
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SIKKENS AUTOWAVE best paint gun? 1 year 7 months ago #29809

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You could try 40-50%,it has helped me in the past.
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SIKKENS AUTOWAVE best paint gun? 1 year 7 months ago #29810

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Start at 40%. On tough colors with mainly DF toner go up to 50% if needed. DF covers very well so it won't hurt coverage. It makes a world of difference. BMW 354 at 50% is a cake walk.
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SIKKENS AUTOWAVE best paint gun? 1 year 7 months ago #29824

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ryan999 wrote:
Start at 40%. On tough colors with mainly DF toner go up to 50% if needed. DF covers very well so it won't hurt coverage. It makes a world of difference. BMW 354 at 50% is a cake walk.

Christ almighty. No wonder I'm struggling!

I know I'm only smart repairing bit I did the full side on a Ford Fiesta today in Moondust silver (mainly DF)

I've not had any formal training on autowave, just my boss showing me once how to use the program to mix paint. He said to just add a splash of reducer. I bet I'm not even using 10%. No wonder there's so much texture in the base!
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