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Do you know how accurate your pressure gauge is and is it the actual pressure being put out by the mechanism. How to determine that is the question though!

So learning to trust the numbers as your baseline reference is the key.

I do see some lighter spots in your photographs but without know the light source and direction cant really tell what is less paint and what is a light (flash) reflection.

As to coverage issues though. The next step is to go back closer to your 2 to 1 ratio. But did you have the same issue before? Meaning are the lighter areas still the lighter areas at closer to 1 to 1?

So having asked that what is being painted in the videos you have watched. Did any of them have the complicated corners like your piece you are painting? The compound curves? Crevices?

How many coats have you applied now?

To explain my questions to you I will eventually want to know if you are changing the orientation of your piece as you go (or the direction of your air gun) as you paint each time. You will need to turn the piece 90 degrees as you go and probably need to also change the piece orientation 90 degrees vertically as well. Adding the number of paint applications in that process as you go. So if you have only done 2 this time. Then apply 4 coats next time from different orientations. Hope this makes sense. Basically it is less paint more times!
 

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Another aspect to consider is the design of your air brush. Can it be tilted (how far?). Can it be inverted (again how much?) If it cant then you need to turn/invert the piece being painted.

Hope you are able to find a solution.

Let us know the air brush brand and what accessories you have (neddles/nozzles) and maybe we could be more specific for you to that brand of air brush.
 
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