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need help with plasti kote paints


klinad
09-27-2013, 04:44 PM
the plasti kote fast dry enamel spray can is the only one i get easily get.And i applied several coats over a primed body. The problem is it says it will dry throughtly in 3 hours but the paint seemed never to get dry...i think its mainly because the wet weather..
So my question is what can i do to accelerate drying progress or i should just wait for another couple of days? Thank you!

stevenoble
09-27-2013, 05:27 PM
the plasti kote fast dry enamel spray can is the only one i get easily get.And i applied several coats over a primed body. The problem is it says it will dry throughtly in 3 hours but the paint seemed never to get dry...i think its mainly because the wet weather..
So my question is what can i do to accelerate drying progress or i should just wait for another couple of days? Thank you!

No way Plasti Kote will dry in 3 hours from my experience. Takes a very long time to dry. Only way to accelerate the drying time is to put the painted parts in a warmer place. But not somewhere too warm as you don't want the plastic parts to melt. Ideal place is the airing cupboard if you have one..?? Or place in an open cardboard box near to a radiator but not directly on it. Bear in mind though that they can take a long time to properly dry.

klinad
09-27-2013, 05:46 PM
No way Plasti Kote will dry in 3 hours from my experience. Takes a very long time to dry. Only way to accelerate the drying time is to put the painted parts in a warmer place. But not somewhere too warm as you don't want the plastic parts to melt. Ideal place is the airing cupboard if you have one..?? Or place in an open cardboard box near to a radiator but not directly on it. Bear in mind though that they can take a long time to properly dry.

Thank you very much! i have a cupboard i 'll try place it near a radiator. i thought that might get dry faster than acrylic and it seems i should change my mind..:uhoh:
BTW, How long do you think it can dry thoroughly?

MerlinPro
09-27-2013, 07:31 PM
Do not get the model hotter than 105F. You can keep at that temp for 4-6 hours.

stevenoble
09-27-2013, 07:51 PM
Thank you very much! i have a cupboard i 'll try place it near a radiator. i thought that might get dry faster than acrylic and it seems i should change my mind..:uhoh:
BTW, How long do you think it can dry thoroughly?

I've had some enamels take a few weeks to dry properly. They often look dry but they can remain 'soft' for a long time after the initial drying period. I would say to give them longer than you think to be safe..

klinad
09-28-2013, 01:17 PM
Do not get the model hotter than 105F. You can keep at that temp for 4-6 hours.

Thank you !

klinad
09-28-2013, 01:19 PM
I've had some enamels take a few weeks to dry properly. They often look dry but they can remain 'soft' for a long time after the initial drying period. I would say to give them longer than you think to be safe..

That's a really loooong time. So i will let it dry longer not to left finger print on it. Thank you!

corvettekid_7684
09-28-2013, 05:33 PM
Humidity is a large factor. Do you have a dehumidifier?

klinad
09-28-2013, 06:30 PM
Humidity is a large factor. Do you have a dehumidifier?

Yeah,it's very humid here in Manchester...it does reduce the speed of drying....and sadly i dont have any dehumidifier:frown:....

ffreak
09-29-2013, 04:43 PM
A food dehydrator should do the trick. Me and my friends use them constantly. We can spray a body and let it tack a few minutes and then place in the dehydrator and usually takes around 3 hours for laquer and acrylics. Enamel may take a bit longer. Preferably use one with a fan in it and adjust the temp around 100. We take the trays and cut the centers out of them all except one to place the body on. The others act as shims to raise the body up higher away from the heat source. I think you will be pleased with the results.

klinad
09-30-2013, 08:03 PM
A food dehydrator should do the trick. Me and my friends use them constantly. We can spray a body and let it tack a few minutes and then place in the dehydrator and usually takes around 3 hours for laquer and acrylics. Enamel may take a bit longer. Preferably use one with a fan in it and adjust the temp around 100. We take the trays and cut the centers out of them all except one to place the body on. The others act as shims to raise the body up higher away from the heat source. I think you will be pleased with the results.

oh ,that's a great stuff.maybe i 'll try it.

CFarias
10-01-2013, 06:12 PM
I agree with ffreak. I live in south Texas where humidity can be a constant issue. I've used a food dehydrator for almost 15 years and it always works perfectly. I would highly recommend one. you will need one that has multiple trays, as mentioned already, a fan, and a temperature setting dial.

klinad
10-05-2013, 06:45 PM
I agree with ffreak. I live in south Texas where humidity can be a constant issue. I've used a food dehydrator for almost 15 years and it always works perfectly. I would highly recommend one. you will need one that has multiple trays, as mentioned already, a fan, and a temperature setting dial.

thank you very much !

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