In all honesty unless you really know how things work on and with the Mini, the guide can be, at first, kind of confusing in my eyes. I've figured out how to tune for best efficiency and I've even simplified/summarized it for a few...
1. Chrono your Mini to 280fps or your field's limit
2. Lower your dwell two or four blips at a time until your fps starts to lower. So check with the chronograph every time you lower it the 2 or 4.
3. Once you notice a drop in fps, raise it either a half ms or a full ms.
I say 2 or 4 so that you can stay within either 1 ms or .5 ms everytime you mess with where it's set. Makes it easy to keep track. Know what I mean? Remember that 4 blips of the light equals 1 ms. So 2 is .5 ms. Stock ms is 7. I had mine at 5, many go lower. Now I just have it back at its default setting.
^^^That's not what I need help with though. What I'd like is for someone to do the same thing, but with the process of being gentler on paint. It really isn't detailed enough for me to understand without asking questions. If it is easier I can just ask questions to help with an explanation. My questions and comments to help with simplification are in blue...
to be gentle on paint.
1 turn your dwell as high as it goes on your board. Have you already adjusted your psi to 190-200 here?
2 turn your backcap 3 turns out You start with the cap all the way in.
3 lower psi until you either Lower it from the 190-200?
A stop cycling fully(feed 2 at a time to tell) 1st ball will not load.
B get blowback (feed 2 at a time to tell) How much? If the ball jumps up and out onto the ground?
C drop your fps below your field limit
4 if A happens, raise your psi until you do cycle fully. if B happens raise your psi until you stop the blowback. if C happens turn your psi back up until you are at your field limit
6 after all that, you should have a gun on very low pressure, but still has kick??? thats because it has about 4x the dwell it needs. lower your dwell one ms at a time till you see a drop in fps.
Looking for any confirmation or suggestions or comments you guys are willing to throw out there. Sorry if you think this is really easy to do, because I don't, and I'm not as mechanically/electronically inclined as you. Thanks!