For the purposes of this story, Santini picked up a brand-new SATAjet 3000 RP gun to try out. Normally a good flake gun will have a fluid tip that is large enough (1.8-2.0 mm) to pass the flake in suspension without clogging and will have a hanging cup with a ball bearing to constantly mix the flake while spraying. The SATA gun had a 1.4mm tip and a gravity-feed cup with a large neck to avoid clogging. Santini noted that the gun worked well for a job like this one where he was shooting fast and not allowing the gun to sit. The gravity feed also allowed the flake to stay in suspension and go on the car instead of to the bottom of the feed cup.