The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rustymetal, Oct 26, 2019.
how long can a car that,s ready for paint set a side in a dry building.
any help would be great
down here in Arizona, they can sit for years....in the right building.
There are a lot of variables, it's hard to say how long it could sit in your available storage conditions, and with the prep work that was done on your specific car. More detailed info=more useful answers.
What type of primers is on the car, what type of paint are you applying?
Long time if it's fiberglass. I'd worry about surface contamination if it were me. Lippy
Lots of variables here. First, what is 'ready for paint'? Bare metal, treated with Ospho, ready for epoxy? in primer, really ready for paint? As squirel said, location means a lot. I'm guessing from your location, humidity is high and that will impact the answer.
In general, if in primer and kept dry it would be OK for years. same if treated with something like Picklex20, my favorite. Sanded bare metal, high humidity, hours to days.
the body was down to bare metal then epoxy primer then high build.
picklex 20 also my favorite
thanks for your help
However if you’re asking how long it can sit before painting, 24hours is the limit for me.
On hi-build ?? Man you must sand quick !!LOL
On any sand scratch on any primer
I never paint over an old sand scratch.
It sounds like you have a solid base there but I don't believe I would do a final sand until your ready for color
I've taken sometimes weeks to get something blocked for paint , final clean mask clean again and shoot , my last paint job was 20 years ago though .....
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