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Old 08-11-2014, 11:17 AM
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:32 AM
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Old 08-11-2014, 04:05 PM
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Curious, as I don't care for painting, what method was used? Rattle, or gun? Automotive or else?

Looks great though!
I used a HVLP sprayer and Industrial enamel designed to be used on bare metal. This stuff is $50 a gallon, but is one of the nicest paints I have sprayed. You can spray right out of the can. Most others are too thick or too thin, and if you use thinner to cut them, the tendency to run is really bad.
Rattle cans are death in a bottle, they contain very little actual paint, a pile of MEK, and propane. If sprayed on top of or under another type of paint, the rattle can solvents trapped in the paint will dissolve and wrinkle the second paint coat, unless you leave it for 7 days.
They will sensitize you to all organic solvents (VOC's) and eat at your lungs. Ask Cutter.
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i guess i paint different from people in the south. the rattle can paint is only used to cover a weld i just did or an area too small to get out the brush and paint can. the more runs in the paint is better for me because that means the paint is on nice and thick.

plus it was not until about 10 years ago, they put the name of the colour of the spray can on the side of the can. for years it was only the colour of the cap. when your colour blind and the can is not marked with what the colour it is makes for great fun. i did some touch painting on a yellow cat loader in a shop with those "orange" mercy lights. some how the blue spray can got mixed in with the yellow cans. it looked ok to me under those shitty lights but the owner of the yellow loader was not happy for some reason.

maybe that is why i don't live in the south because i just don't fit in for some reason. also the fact that a new fence and gate increase the resale value of the home. where i live, there is no resale value of your home, lol.

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It would look like a pimple on a prick up at your place Joey, but it's a different world in the city. I just enjoy dreaming up something like this and doing it.

Explain the reasoning for painting a weld, only one guy I know who did it.
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Old 08-12-2014, 12:11 AM
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It will be interesting to hear Joey's reasoning.

One old weldor that I knew long ago painted everything he did with rattle can primer, sometimes while it was still hot, unless it was going for blasting and painting soon. His reasoning was the HAZ usually caused the mill scale to flake off leaving a small area of bare metal that rusted quicker than anywhere else on the part. The original paint was vaporized by the welding, so the metal was bare too.
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my reason for the quick paint job with black paint is to cover the weld so it does not look ugly as a rust colour. also a painted weld is my trademark too. if someone brings a weld back saying it has broken and there is no paint then i didn't do it. i even paint at -45c because the weld is hot even to dry the paint, lol.

the paint has saved my ass a few times on broken welds. will post a few pictures in the morning.

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That's just wonderful, Gerry. I remember when my two strong sons were around to help me with the chores, but they have their own families now.

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Old 08-13-2014, 11:51 AM
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I used a HVLP sprayer and Industrial enamel designed to be used on bare metal. This stuff is $50 a gallon, but is one of the nicest paints I have sprayed. You can spray right out of the can. Most others are too thick or too thin, and if you use thinner to cut them, the tendency to run is really bad.
Rattle cans are death in a bottle, they contain very little actual paint, a pile of MEK, and propane. If sprayed on top of or under another type of paint, the rattle can solvents trapped in the paint will dissolve and wrinkle the second paint coat, unless you leave it for 7 days.
They will sensitize you to all organic solvents (VOC's) and eat at your lungs. Ask Cutter.
What paint are you using? I have a handrail job that is going to need some paint and that'd be simplist to not have to mix the paint and just shoot it.

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Old 08-13-2014, 11:01 PM
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What paint are you using? I have a handrail job that is going to need some paint and that'd be simplist to not have to mix the paint and just shoot it.

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I'm using this Cloverdale Industrial Enamel At the bottom of the page is a link for you US guys.
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