humidity and spray painting
humidity and spray painting
07-09-2003, 09:02 PM
07-09-2003, 09:11 PM
i live in Dover, DE, basically anywhere you go east, in about 5 secs you'll be on the beach! There is a lot of humidity around. I have ALWAYS done painting outside--mainly b/c that's what works and I don't have to worry about overspray anywhere inside or ventilation. I also ALWAYS paint at night, i guess the humidity does goes down a bit but it's really the only free time I have in the day. I would like to start painting in my bathtub b/c someone in AF said it was the cleanest (lack of dust at least) area available, but I just like the simplicity of staying outside. I did primer the nsx yesterday during the afternoon and WOW the surface felt like sandpaper itself! I have been sanding all day and for those of u that know the Mugen nsx know it has a loooot of crevasces. But yea I do a sample paint job b4 i go to the body--so i will paint less-sensitive pieces (disc brakes, chassis, etc) whenever and if they screw up, I know not to do the body. Anyone else from DE?
07-09-2003, 09:25 PM
I paint in my garage ("paint in well ventalated areas" :bloated: ) . But anyways, i paint them in the garage, then wait for them to dry. Afer so many coats, i put the clear coat on, and quick bring them inside, and put them under a lamp. The heat sucks up the humidity
07-09-2003, 11:21 PM
Well i paint out doors with or without humidity when i am done i bring it indoors and leave the model in a cool closet and the hazing from the humidity tends to go away. after that i either clear coat or buff the piant out and you would never know of any humidity hazing in the paint. and yes i even paint outside in the dead of winter :icon16:
07-10-2003, 12:15 AM
I paint indoors
but when i used to paint out side i got the best paint job ever when it was 32 F (freezing) and some light flurries
that silver VR4 in my thread was the result.
best yet, !
07-10-2003, 12:24 AM
Deleware? Ha. Louisiana is the pit of humidity. So how do I paint? Poorly. I really would like a spray booth, though I have no place to put it. Usually, I just wait for the rare dry day, which don't exist this time of year. I do alot building during the winter.
07-10-2003, 07:55 AM
yea willimo i think you have me beat on the humidity. i had one of my best paints jobs ever outside when it was freezing.
07-10-2003, 04:51 PM
This might work. Here in Hawaii, the humidity is high and once I was doing a clear coat. While spraying the clear coat started to cloud up. I guess due to the humidity. If you have a air conditioned room then ASAP after spraying move the model into the AC room and hopefully it will clear up. It worked for me.
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