I wish I could figure out how to load a picture that’s a small enough file to explain but hoping someone can understand what I’m saying here. I have a ring of water around the entire perimeter of the waste seat at the bottom of the sink bowl with new faucet/drain combo I have installed. I would think tightening it more (to bend the waste seat toward the center of the hole) may work but don’t its fairly tight and I’m a bit worried I could over tighten and have an instant regret.
I'm not sure there's an answer to this, other than installing a slightly larger drain kit, or one that isn't so convex. Perhaps after cleaning it a few times with a scotch brite pad it will have less surface tension.