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Old 04-08-2018, 09:39 AM
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I'm a bit of an ole school painter an painted all of these in the dirt drive way among many others...... all four were restorations from the ground up and were Swiss cheese rust buckets with maybe less than a quart of filler on any one of them more 3M seam sealer than float..... lots of blood sweat an tears as most replacement parts I fabricated my self... other than the quarters and door skins....

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Spray a bit of water to settle the dust wait for a calm day....

Also the type of paint you use makes all the difference lacquer, enamel, acrylic, epoxy, and house of colors are for experienced painters.......... Base coat clear coat are for anyone because you can hide the flaws including orange peel

If I had every photo of every car truck boat and motorcycle I ever painted since I was 16 I could fill five photo albums and two of which would be nothing but classic and show cars

I still take In the occasional paint repair fender bender stuff..... but these days I try not to as it's more work to me than the physical pain is worth...

And in hind site the idea of painting in a temp booth is the way to go If your doing a basecoat clear coat as it is a bit more forgiving than others paint I mentioned much less work to fix screw ups of that nasty bug that walks through you flash coat

I do and have used paint boots and tents but I also have an water fall filtered evac system designed to filter air and catch dust an overspray
but will still prefer to shoot out in the open if i ever had to especially if I'm doing a show car...... but everyone success in painting is learned by trial and error and over time will adopt what method works for them...
all we can do is make suggestions and give ideas to assist you.

If you decide you want a true spray booth I have a friend here in San Antonio who has been manufacturing simple designed spray booths for over 25 years but you could build one for far less than one could be bought.....

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Old 04-08-2018, 01:13 PM
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What about a piece of cable just below the ceiling, running wall to wall. Some shower hooks and tarps and voila, an easy to move curtain system?


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Old 04-09-2018, 02:27 PM
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Painting is like most any other skill, the more one does it the more one knows what they can and can't get by with. There are many tricks and techniques that can alter ones approach and execution. Knowing how to fix the inevitable mishaps can help a great deal in speeding things up and reducing stress. In the end what matters is that you are comfortable with what you have set up and have some fun.
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Old 04-09-2018, 04:26 PM
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As a teen I used to do some painting of farm equipment, tractors and such.

A friend of the family’s stopped by one time, he was a full time painter at a shop that did high end car work, Corvettes, exotic cars, that sort of stuff.

I recall him saying that in some ways what I did was tougher, as it’s easier to get coverage on a somewhat flat surface, compared to something with a lot of nooks and crannies.

Still don’t think I’ll go painting an expensive car any time soon though.


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Old 05-14-2018, 05:45 PM
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Worked well.

Dad helped put it together. Two of us and some head scratching took care of the logistics till it got enough structure that a ladder could be leaned against it.

Sealed it up and set the 1hp fan about 1 ft away from the outlet of the booth. Sucked the plastic in taut.
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Old 05-14-2018, 06:03 PM
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As a teen I used to do some painting of farm equipment, tractors and such.

A friend of the family’s stopped by one time, he was a full time painter at a shop that did high end car work, Corvettes, exotic cars, that sort of stuff.

I recall him saying that in some ways what I did was tougher, as it’s easier to get coverage on a somewhat flat surface, compared to something with a lot of nooks and crannies.

Still don’t think I’ll go painting an expensive car any time soon though.


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Old 05-15-2018, 12:35 AM
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Just as much fun blasting them and trying for 100% removal .
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:59 AM
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Just as much fun blasting them and trying for 100% removal .
Midmo, funny you should say that.
I had the tractor sandblasted with crushed glass, and I watched. It was difficult but he did a surprisingly good job, missed a few spots that I got to with a die grinder and wire wheel.
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Old 05-15-2018, 09:10 AM
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We used to soak the tractors with degreaser, then hot pressure wash them. A walk around scraping off any leftover rock hard grease, checking for flaky paint etc. Sometimes a second round with the washer. All sheet metal was sanded and prepped similar to a car, but we had tables and racks set up to hold the tractor parts as we were doing so many at the time. Tire rims would get a body grinder with wire cup brush, and sanded if/where needed. (After also being washed.)

When we got on a roll we would have 5-10 tractors prepped and painted, generally one every 2 days, with usually three of us working on them.


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Old 05-15-2018, 11:17 PM
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Worked well.

Dad helped put it together. Two of us and some head scratching took care of the logistics till it got enough structure that a ladder could be leaned against it.

Sealed it up and set the 1hp fan about 1 ft away from the outlet of the booth. Sucked the plastic in taut.
Heck of a nice setup for painting....if you have the room, and you do.
No battling with bugs with that booth in action.
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