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#16 KC9KAS OFFLINE  

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Posted February 28, 2014 - 06:26 PM

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:

You trying to get someone hurt? :bigrofl:


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#17 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted February 28, 2014 - 07:30 PM

You trying to get someone hurt? :bigrofl:

 

When it comes to garden tractors, we have to be willing to take risks. :rolling:  :rolling:

 

Here is the booth I have set up in my heated woodworking shop.

2 x 2 frame, with poly stapled on. It's 8 ft square.

The fan in the end I use when it's warm enough outside. I just

open the garage door, and blow out. To the right of that fan

you can see a furnace filter. It's taped to a collector box (actually

a flower pot) that is plumbed into the dust collection system

in the shop. At the dust collector, I reroute the hoses, and blow

the fumes outside. Works good. I've just finished painting my

3rd gt this winter.

 

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Posted February 28, 2014 - 08:33 PM

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:

do you have any ideas how to get JD green off of a kitchen cabinet in 5 minutes?
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Posted March 03, 2014 - 08:10 PM

This conversation is great lol! I'm trying to be patient and wait for warm weather myself. I'd love to be able to paint in the kitchen though  :D



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Posted March 03, 2014 - 08:57 PM

I've always had trouble in the winter trying to paint projects.

I heat my garage to a constant 15C all winter long. Its still chilly, and the floor gets cold. On really cold days, I have a propane construction heater to supplement the electric. For painting, I try to stay above 17C or so.

Spray bomb paints have always given me trouble. regardless of the temperature. Most times I can get a good first coat, except for my recent attempts with Tremclad Royal Blue, (sags way too much)

My biggest issue has been eggshell after the second coat, unless I let it cure for a couple of weeks.

My guess is the humidity (or lack thereof) is causing problems. Its dry as a popcorn fart here, and I don't have a humidifier in the garage.

Edited by Chopperhed, March 03, 2014 - 08:57 PM.


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Posted March 04, 2014 - 07:13 PM

The forecast is for mid to upper 60s here by Saturday. Guess maybe I'll be able to get some pieces primed then. My frame is almost ready.simp 728 frame top sanded.jpeg



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Posted March 04, 2014 - 08:26 PM

Some of the best paint jobs are done with temps in the mid 40's.  The rattle can paints don't like to be cold so keep them room temp.  As for orange peel it "usually" happens when the surface is either sprayed too dry OR if the paint / clear coat sets up too quickly in warmer temps.

 

I did my little 116H last year in the garage with temps in the 30's, using Valspar rattle cans and about the only thing you need to watch out for, is the sagging and runs as the paint will want to flow out better/ more than in warmer temps.  

 

Good luck.   :smilewink:



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Posted March 07, 2014 - 01:59 PM

I finally got primer on the 728 frame. I sanded it and had it ready to prime and brought it into the kitchen for a couple of days . The primer was inside too. This morning I took it out onto the carport and sprayed it. I then brought it back inside. We got about an inch of snow last night but the forecast is for mid 60s temps tomorrow and even higher temps for the next few days. I hope to get more parts painted by mid-week .

simp 728 frame primed I.jpeg


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Posted March 07, 2014 - 05:18 PM

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:

Shouldn't this be one of those stunts that calls for the disclaimer" Do not try this at home unless your a trained professional"?


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