The spray equipment required for spraying TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Paint is in alignment with most other topcoats and final finishes. Fresh, clean water (deionized or distilled is not required, but is acceptable) is the thinner for all application methods, including spraying. The amount of water used to reduce spray Aluminum Boat Paint is dependent on the environmental conditions and the equipment being used. For all applications, use the absolute minimum amount of reducer possible.
The nozzle, or tip size and pressure information with regards to spraying is as follows:
Airless Spray: The pressure should be roughly 170 bar/2500 psi, with a .33-.41 mm (11-16 thousandths) tip size.
Pressure Pot: The pressure should be 3.44-4.47 bar/50-65 psi (gun pressure), and 8-10 psi (pot pressure), while the tip size should be .89-1.4 mm (35-50 thousandths).
Siphon Cup: The pressure should be roughly 3.44-4.47 bar/50-65 psi (gun pressure), with a 1.5-1.8 mm (60-70 thousandths) tip size.