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And it didn't turn out so great...

The first 2 pics are primed MDF interior trim. Nail holes were filled with timbermate and spot primed with Stix primer, sanded with 180 then 220. The last pic is a pre-primed door sanded with 220.

I'm using a graco x5 and a tritech 208 tip. The paint is BM Advance satin with no additives. I don't know what the exact pressure was, but the dial was turned about halfway between the start and max settings. Temperature was about 70f with ~60% RH.

The pics were taken with a flashlight shining parallel to the surface, so it accentuates the imperfections, but I still feel like the results should be. much better.

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Are you a pro? Get rid of the X5, its not really capable of keeping a constistent pressure spraying fine finish materials. You need to thin advance quite a bit to get it to atomize properly with a 208
 

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