My trick for Nason silver is to go with about .25 -.5 more reducer using the standard 2:1 ratio and let the fan run wide open with the test pattern fading just a little on the ends. THis keeps the mottling and striping way down IMO. People try to get good coverage with the first coat and with the standard ratio,it's just too thick and this get's the mottling going good right off the bat.
The 1:1 is just too thin and it really doesen't cover then you get into more problems. I've shot quite a bit of it and this along with a wide fan is the trick IMO.
As for the activator,I don't use it at all unless I'm planning on some taping directly over it. I also will mix in about .25 of fast reducer if it's in medium temp range as Nason is slow as heck to flash anyway and this helps things along without over doing it with cooler weather on us.
Last edited by Bee4Me; 01-31-2006 at 11:30 PM.