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Vehicle painting vs. weather seasons
Posted 23 December 2008 - 01:30 PM
While I know that the car will be in a heated garage for some period of time before, during and after prep and painting I can't help but think its better to hold off until warmer days are the norm. Any thoughts on painting vehicles in extreme cold?
Posted 23 December 2008 - 01:41 PM
That's my opinion
Posted 23 December 2008 - 02:01 PM
One neat thing I did notice though when hitting a fender for some touch up a few weeks ago.
Cheap flat black will dry almost glossy when it's like 30 degrees out.
And very slowly. (but I knew that)
Posted 23 December 2008 - 02:05 PM
I probably wouldn't.... And if you're using REAL car paint....
That's my opinion
Yep........regular automotive acrylic enamel.
Posted 23 December 2008 - 05:25 PM
Posted 24 December 2008 - 12:46 AM
Two things you can Do:
- Wait untill you have Warmer Temps, or...
- Make a Paint "Oven" for the car to be Painted.
Those Lights shall Warm up the Closed Garage... but you`ll need fresh air to Breathe... to Paint in a Closed and bad vented area can be very Dangerous!, but I have done it when I had no Choice...
Close all the Windows, Turn the Lights on for a While untill they Warm up the Closed Garage, Wear your Safety Equipment. Start Painting with all the Lights on... it is Better if you could cover it Completely at one Time with one Coat, then go out to Breathe and Rest... (But if you Couldn`t do That, just Paint one Part and go Breath fresh air Outside, then go back inside again to do other Part and so on) ...give to the Paint enough Time to Cure... I Suggest the Whole Night -with Lights on- for Better Results, Then next day use Fine Sandpaper, after that Clean it very well... Then Cover it with the Second Coat, and give it the Whole Night under the Lights again...
Your Paint will be "Cooked" with the Lights` Warmt, but if the Weather is very Humid & Cool, you can leave the car untouched more time, to let it Cure the Paint Completely. Then you can Polish it.
I`ve Painted some cars, including both my Subies; and I`ve Painted some in that Homemade "Oven"
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