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#1 thom OFFLINE  

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Posted February 28, 2014 - 07:56 AM

I'm going to be ready to paint , with rattle cans, some parts before the outside temperature gets above about 50 degrees. Anybody ever paint outside then help the paint cure by hanging parts over a BBQ grill or other heat source? Thanks.



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Posted February 28, 2014 - 08:02 AM

From my experience, if you warm the to cure, you will need to warm them to apply the second coat too. Orange peel was my reward for not doing it that way.

I took a big cardboard box, and ran an old dryer's vent into it. Had the parts hanging in the box with vent holes in the top. I left them in to long and they got hot to the touch
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Posted February 28, 2014 - 08:15 AM

Get yourself a roll of 2mil poly, a staple gun, give the wife $50, and send her

to the mall. With that poly, you can set up a nice paint booth in

the kitchen. The nice thing about doing it in the kitchen, is that you've got

all that counter space (cover it with poly too), and the beer fridge is

handy too. :smilewink:  :D  :smilewink:


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Posted February 28, 2014 - 08:19 AM

I got a bunch of parts ready to go too. I wouldn't chance it. Be patient it will get warm again someday.
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Posted February 28, 2014 - 08:35 AM

Get yourself a roll of 2mil poly, a staple gun, give the wife $50, and send her

to the mall. With that poly, you can set up a nice paint booth in

the kitchen. The nice thing about doing it in the kitchen, is that you've got

all that counter space (cover it with poly too), and the beer fridge is

handy too. :smilewink:  :D  :smilewink:

Also, before painting in the wifes kitchen, be sure your final affairs are in order!


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Posted February 28, 2014 - 09:00 AM

Watch out for condensation if you bring your freshly painted cold part into the nice warm house to cure.

I've also had issues with paint colors being very "off" when painting in cold weather.



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Posted February 28, 2014 - 09:25 AM

I painted a sears for my brother in law for Christmas, I started on it early but then was really rushed at the end.
I was in a shop with no heat and it was around 16degs. I still had to paint some levers and ect. It was all smaller stuff, I kept my rattle paint cans in front of a small electric heater so they wouldn't freeze. The parts turned out just fine, the paint didn't crack or peel, it looks just as good as everything else on the GT.

I'm wouldn't recommend it, but I somehow got away with it.

 

 


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Posted February 28, 2014 - 09:37 AM

From my experience, if you warm the to cure, you will need to warm them to apply the second coat too. Orange peel was my reward for not doing it that way.

 

"ORANGE PEEL" I bet that would look good on my Sears Suburban 10.  I winder how I could achieve that finish and have it come out good.


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Posted February 28, 2014 - 10:42 AM

1 1/4 PVC pipes will make a nice spray booth to use in your garage. 8 foot high 10 feet wide and approx. 17 feet long This was for painting a car. Scale it for your project.

Used 2 cheap fans as intake and exhaust.
20 inch box fan with a 20X20 filter attached takes care of the dust and paint overspray, Worked great.

The connectors were only press fit together and some screws when I used them which worked fine.

I used packaging and duct tape to hold the plastic sheeting onto the framework.

A small heater in cold weather for a few hours to get everything heated up is all that is needed.

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Posted February 28, 2014 - 11:26 AM

I haven't had good luck when applying a second coat to paint put on when it was cool. It seems to take longer to cure to the point that it won't wrinkle and peel on you when the next coat goes on. If the can says 48hrs then you want to make sure it is warm for that long at least before even touching up. I have had some disasters due to this. You could spray then wait for it to be dry then take it inside. That way most of the fumes are gone as well. If you are using a fan to move warm air then it will also move dust and it will get in your finish. I paint small stuff in the basement in the winter but even that much painting results in a lot of fumes. A heated workspace attached to my garage is a project that I'd really like to do.  


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Posted February 28, 2014 - 12:21 PM

look for a warm and dry room, when you'll paint w/ success. The bbq is for 'after painting'



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Posted February 28, 2014 - 12:51 PM

give the wife $50, and send her to the mall.

 

With that poly, you can set up a nice paint booth in the kitchen.The nice thing about doing it in the kitchen, is that you've got

all that counter space (cover it with poly too),

and the beer fridge is handy too. :smilewink:  :D  :smilewink:

 

 

:rolling: :rolling: :rolling:

 

 

 

The Big trick is to not let the paint freeze on the metal before it cures.Your gona need to keep the metal warm and the paint cans warm but not Hot.If it's to hot the paint will start to cure on the nozzle of your cans and make a big mess of everything.

 

Heated garage and a plastic spray booth would be nice.



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Posted February 28, 2014 - 12:57 PM

"ORANGE PEEL" I bet that would look good on my Sears Suburban 10.  I winder how I could achieve that finish and have it come out good.

 

 

Try Allis-Chalmers Orange implement paint with out thinner applied with a regular fuzzy type house paint roller Looks good and it will even have a fuzzy texture from all the fuzz off of the roller.lol

 

Don't ask how I know but it looks AWESOME from about 20 yards away. :wallbanging: :wallbanging:   :rolling:


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Posted February 28, 2014 - 02:44 PM

would that make it a "fuzzy navel?"


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Posted February 28, 2014 - 02:56 PM

I got a bunch of parts ready to go too. I wouldn't chance it. Be patient it will get warm again someday.

Are you sure? This winter is killing me !! I was counting on that global warming stuff to give me Florida like weather without moving....oh ya that WAS a politician that wrote that book.... :smilewink:


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