I've had some problems with tiger striping when painting metallics in the past(although not always), so I wondered what everybody does different painting metallics versus solids? I'm painting my 442 now, which is a dark green metallic. From memory, what I've done in the past different with metallics was, 1) Spray a bit dryer than I would a solid 2) Increase the fan width 3) Use glass marbles in the gun cup and gently shake every 30 seconds or so. Still the same 50% overlap pattern? Does anyone use a different pressure, or change the amount of reducer?