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humidity and spray painting

07-09-2003, 09:02 PM
I know that spraying with high humidity messes up the paint job. I just wanted to know how those of you who live in humid climates do your spray painting. Do you wait for the humidity levels to drop or is there any other way? Thanks in advance!


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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