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Clear coat drying question


Zonic2001
04-01-2013, 10:39 AM
I would like to know the options or contraptions that you all use for drying clear coats while keeping lint, very small bugs and other stuff from landing on it. Also, any ideas to accelerate the drying process. I know that some use hydrators but I tried them and went through two of them within months.... they don't last long. The heating coil seem to be to sensitive. Please I need ideas. Thanks for reading this post.

stevenoble
04-01-2013, 04:02 PM
I use mainly automotive clears. This, and the use of a Mr Dry Booth means my clear is dry very quickly. The Mr Dry Booth may not be the cheapest option out there, but I don't regret buying it for a single moment, probably one of the best buys I ever made..

Zonic2001
04-01-2013, 05:14 PM
I use mainly automotive clears. This, and the use of a Mr Dry Booth means my clear is dry very quickly. The Mr Dry Booth may not be the cheapest option out there, but I don't regret buying it for a single moment, probably one of the best buys I ever made..

Thanks Steve for your suggestion, is greatly appreciated. But I just checked the price in ebay and still over $230 USD... wow.

jmtomservo
04-01-2013, 10:33 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the mr. dry booth just heats up a little, right? Isn't an old food dehydrator a good substitute?

RonCla
04-01-2013, 10:51 PM
I've been using a Hyrdraflow Ezidri Ultra FD1000 for over 10 years now without it missing a beat.

http://ezidri.co.nz/ezidri-ultra.html

Zonic2001
04-02-2013, 08:53 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the mr. dry booth just heats up a little, right? Isn't an old food dehydrator a good substitute?

Is that what you use, a dehydrator? What brand name? How many shelves or plates?

The dehydrator I originally purchased was a cheap one hence maybe why it didn't last. I need recommendations tho.

Zonic2001
04-02-2013, 08:59 AM
I've been using a Hyrdraflow Ezidri Ultra FD1000 for over 10 years now without it missing a beat.

http://ezidri.co.nz/ezidri-ultra.html


Thanks! I can't find an Ezidri in the USA but thank you for the recommendation and your time in trying to help me.

Zonic2001
04-02-2013, 09:02 AM
I need suggestions on the type of dehydrator to use... anyone??????? I need to know what brand is reliable out there and the type of dehydrator to be used by modelers like us.

Zonic2001
04-02-2013, 11:17 AM
I saw a posting of dehydrators and it seems that Nesco American Harvest Snackmaster FS-61 is the one most shown in here. Is this the one I should buy?

MidMazar
04-03-2013, 12:39 PM
I bought a mini fridge on Clearance from lowes. I use it as a dry booth. You can always use it for beverages too. :lol:

Zonic2001
04-04-2013, 08:43 AM
I bought a mini fridge on Clearance from lowes. I use it as a dry booth. You can always use it for beverages too. :lol:


Clever idea!

935k3
04-04-2013, 09:39 AM
I saw a posting of dehydrators and it seems that Nesco American Harvest Snackmaster FS-61 is the one most shown in here. Is this the one I should buy?

Yes and never set it higher than 105 F

Zonic2001
04-04-2013, 10:41 AM
Yes and never set it higher than 105 F


Correct, I saw that too. No more than 105!

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