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Mike    Posted 08-27-2018 at 18:38:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 861 Restoration Paint Question
  • So, after far too much time spent scrubbing, scrapping, replacing and repairing the various odds and ends of this tractor, I'm finally ready to spray the paint on the main castings, head to toe. Here is my question. I'm spraying alkyd enamel thinned with VM & P thinner and the temp today was 92 with very high humidity. Should I wait to spray when the temp and humidity is lower or go for broke? Thanks in advance for your advice.

    (Note bene: The sheet metal has been cleaned scrubbed, blasted, primed and painted by a professional body shop.)

    Mike    Posted 08-28-2018 at 10:23:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • The wife and I are taking a vacation, first in awhile now that the kids are in and out of college, so I'll be awol from 9/3-9/20. I think I'll push it till late September if I don't get a cool(er) day later this week. I'm spraying out of doors in a Harbor Freight tent (11 x 17).

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 08-28-2018 at 10:13:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I agree to check the can and wait for conditions within spec. Paint is too expensive to waste when you are trying to do a big job. I shoot rattle cans on small projects in all sorts of conditions. High humidity, bugs, and summer temps are about the worst possible conditions for painting. If you can even get it sprayed half-way decent, it may take several days to dry (with about a million bugs stuck in it). Painting outside in Winter is not bad, if the room temp. parts and paint are taken from a conditioned space, and then brought back in to dry. No bugs. Low humidity. Hang parts near the wood stove and they dry quick.

    Rustyal    Posted 08-28-2018 at 10:01:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Not perfect conditions for sure. Too hot for the safety equipment. Your goggles are going to fog.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-28-2018 at 05:14:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Read the label. It'll say when to apply. I wouldn't spray in an uncontrolled environment with high humidity. Ask your bump shop guy, he should know.

    Tim Daley(MI)

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