Finally received my lure blanks in the mail the other day and went ahead and painted 3 of them. I know this isn't the type of stuff that gets posted in here but I ran in an issue that you guys might be able to assist with . The first lure I made a couple mistakes. The first one being the stencil I cut out for the stripes is too sharp/straight but that only means I need to get better at using the x-acto knife. The other mistake I made was that I used a positive stencil for the gills instead of a negative one ( a positive stencil would probably still have worked well if I didn't go so heavy on the paint) The second one I've very pleased with, once again my stencil is a bit too "straight" to my liking but I see some improvement. The third one I'm also very pleased with. The only real issue I had was with the yellow stripe. It seems that despite a very good wash in-between colors, there was still some blue stuck in the nozzle which caused my yellow to turn green when I started spraying because I forgot to do a test spray( looks apple green in person, had to mix in some more laguna blue to my cup to make the other side match) If I had to guess, I'd bet the issue was my paint reduction combined with the fact that I wasn't cleaning the tip dry often enough. At some point there was some delay between me pulling the trigger and the paint spraying and even after cleaning the tip dry the delay remained so I assume the nozzle itself was getting clogged. so here is my two questions for you 1) Can not removing tip dry constantly end up clogging the nozzle itself or is that mainly because of the paint consistency? 2) what reduction would you suggest? I'm using a iwata eclipse hp-cs with wicked colors reduced 10% with 4011 at 25 PSI. After some more research I found out its suggested to use a .5mm needle for these specs. I've tried searching the forum for reduction ratio that would work for a hp-cs and the only posts I've found are talking of crazy ratios ( 1 part paint for 10-20 part reducer a 15psi) which I assume is for very fine detail work. Thanks for your time -Kwoui lure 1. lure 2. lure 3.