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Technical The Painting at home in the driveway or garage thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Blue One, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. John Stimac
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    !cid_A05EBA20D00F458B9FE784AC2085584D@StimacPC.png !cid_2F9CCBFEEF3841FAAEB3C8F10612926B@StimacPC.jpg !cid_ECCC9C8C8951467A8684EF23F1BC4C80@StimacPC.jpg Everything I do is in the alley
     
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    Grille , bumper and tailgate in
    Primer. Next is to blow it all apart and put it in color.
     
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  3. Ulu
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    Wow you're not just painting in the driveway your painting in the drainage ditch!

    It looks like you had quite an interesting situation there.

    So anyhow, what's the rollover trunnion assy for?
     
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  4. a boner
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    The trickiest thing is to get a day that isn't too hot, isn't too cold, isn't too humid, isn't too windy, isn't too buggy, isn't a day with pollen, or leaves falling from the nearby trees, and have all the prep work done before you get one of these days!
    Also, if you don't have shade, a cloudy day helps.
     
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  5. Ulu. I like to call that a rotisserie... although it won't rotate 360 degrees...


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  6. ClarkH
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    Been meaning to post to this thread for a while. Painted my speedster just about exactly a year ago. Sealed the carport with plastic and installed several blowers and fans with furnace filters. Epoxy base, 3 coats of build primer followed by three coats of color.

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    Started in August and it was a race against time. My makeshift paint booth was up for about 6 weeks, and at the end I was re-taping plastic every couple days, as the original duct tape slowly failed. My buddy Steve took a day off on the last 70-degree day of the year to shoot the color for me.

    By the way, it turns out you can have too much airflow. Had to shut one of the blowers down when shooting color. Another tip is that it’s OK to cover wheels and such with plastic when shooting primer that you will sand. But when it’s time for color it's better to use canvas, because paint can bounce off plastic and back into your fresh-laid paint. This is only an issue if you have a situtation like mine where the surface of the open wheels face the surface of the body.
     
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  7. Ulu
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    I have a stainless electric rotisserie I use to cook chicken on my BBQ. What you got there is a rollover fixture on trunnions.

    One of my first engineering jobs was to design some big hydraulic ones ones to roll over a piece of heavy construction equipment as the counter weights were being welded into the chassis. It was very substantial and it had to handle tons of weight.

    I will probably end up building a roll over to do the body welding on my old Plymouth, but it will not be a permanent welded assembly.

    It will be bolted up and I'll design it so that it can be disassembled when I'm done with the thing.
     
  8. Thought i was final sanding the primer coat when I decided the fenders needed to be wider so I could turn the fat wheels, one step forward, two back.....[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  9. Blue One
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    Since I started this thread, here's the paint booth that I built in my garage.
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  10. Blue One
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    And some of the results of using it.
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  11. Blue One
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    And finally, the remains of the booth when it was all done. :cool:
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  12. Blue One
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    Anyone else doing any painting ?
     
  13. TagMan
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    No painting, but my arms are sore from sanding fenders, doors, etc. in the driveway. I love forming & installing patch panels, but this grunt work sucks !!
     
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  14. I guess I should post some of my pictures. :D All painted in my garage. Slowly going back together now.
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  15. 270ci
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    Sprayed in the garage....
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    Then cured using an efficient solar oven.
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  19. deathrowdave
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    This was an outside driveway print job . 25 years ago . I could not afford to pay to have it painted . So could or bad I did it and it is good enough for me .
     

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  20. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    I did my pickup in my back yard. It is the LAST paint job I will do that way. From now on I will rent a booth. Today's paint - in this case two-tone with a clear coat, are just too complicated to do in one day, which I tried to do. Looks OK from twenty, but has lots of minor flaws.
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    The checkerboard / flame job was done on a previous day. ins02.jpg
     
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  21. Can you expand upon what we are seeing in that first picture?
     
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  23. oldrelics
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    I'm wondering too, spread body filler with a mortar trowel?
     
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  24. Dick Stevens
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    Appears he is sanding the top with a longboard to get it just right before spraying color! :)
     
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  25. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    Yes, that is correct. I use a long piece of plywood. I cut apart a sanding belt from a belt sander, wrapped it around the ends and affixed it to the board. I use a set of mold sweeps to get the curvature consistent. O/T, but I used two roofs for the 3" top, with only one seam across the top.

    As far as the troweled on bondo, I like to do the first coat like that so subsequent coats will show when sanding them down I am nearing the original surface of the metal. It helps me gage the thickness of the bondo applied.

    Also O/T, the cycle-tank-turned-air-cleaner was rescued from hurricane Wilma debris and striped using a carpenters laser level, as was the inside of the hood.
     
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  26. Man... this is cool. How much do you think the booth cost you for everything?
     
  27. thirty5window
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    Hanging plastic and wetting the floor keeps the dust low. This is single stage PPG.
     
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  28. Blue One
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    The lumber and plastic was about $200 and the 12" vent fan was $120 and 25' hose was $70.
    I spent another $100 on a 10' x 16' canvas tarp for the floor.
    I didn't use a cheaper poly tarp on the floor because of the static factor.
    The booth wasn't big enough for a full sized car at 15'x 9' x 80" tall, but it did the trick nicely for my RPU painted in pieces.
     
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  29. mgermca
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    Top to bottom of this page, NICE WORK GUYS!
     
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