Sprayed it on a nice calm, warm, day with the doors open (and the cars parked across the street). Love my TurbineAir HVLP as there's not much overspray at 10psi, just a mess on the floor below the pieces that I hung and sprayed, like fenders and valances. I actually made more of a mess spray-bombing a bunch of metal cabinets with Rustoleum.
I sprayed my entire car with SPI epoxy a couple of months ago in my garage. I just bought some large, plastic drop cloths and a full-body painter's suit at Lowe's. I also wore a very good 3M respirator. I covered all the stuff in garage with the drop cloths.
I opened my garage door just enough to slide two box fans under it, facing out, and turned them onto "High". I was surprised at how well this worked.
What an on time topic! I want to coat my roof now that I treated the rust under the vinyl. I'll be driving it for a bit before I put another roof on. My shop is heated by a propane heater. Any dangers to spraying epoxy with it running or should I wait until Spring?
1967 Coupe C-Code...with a 68 302
2K is just an industry abbreviation for a 2 part primer - usually a urethane primer that requires an activator. I used a 4:1 urethane primer that was 4 parts primer to 1 part activator.
Epoxy primer goes straight onto bare metal. I have heard of thinning it out a little more to use as a sealer prior to paint, but if you are not shooting new paint over old paint, a selaer probably isn't necessary.
As far as propane heaters, I would not use a heater that has an open flame if you will have atomized solvents floating around. It seems like a recipe for "BOOM". I have a forced air kerosene heater that I use in my garage, but I don't run it with solvents in the air. Not only is there an explosion risk, but any solvent sucked through the heater will also burn off and possibly throw off toxic fumes. I ran my heater one time with just a little bit of primer smell left in the air and the air smelled really weird after it went through the heater. I am getting ready to paint soon, so what I plan on doing is heating the garage to close to 80 degrees before shooting the paint. My garage is insulated and holds heat for several hours with no problem. If I need to warm it up some, I'll drag the heater into the house and point it into the garage so that it is sucking fresh air from the house instead of the paint fumes in the garage.
I also have the motor for my air compressor enclosed in plastic and vented through a window so that the paint fumes don't reach the motor. When the starting capacitor cuts out, a short electrical arc occurs as the contacts break the flow of current. I didn't want to risk a "BOOM" with the compressor.
graywolf: This is the makeup of my layers of primer & paint: Bare metal, epoxy primer, body filler, epoxy primer over any filler, 2 coats of high build polyester block sanded, 2-3 coats of 2K urethane primer block sanded, basecoat, clear coat.
'66 Emberglo Coupe - Restoration in progress
5.0 EFI conversion
Rod & Custom Motorsports IFS
TCP subframe connectors
Vintage Air Heat & AC
'99 Black Cobra - Daily driver
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I just sprayed my new full floor pan while hanging from the ceiling in my garage. I warmed it up to 85 degree with my propane heater. Shut it off and sprayed the SPI epoxy. SPI recommends a minimum temperature of 70 degrees for the part to be painted. Oh yea the pan was hanging from the ceiling not me! I wanted to paint the pan with two coats before I install it.
[quote=Klutch;4340456]Poor Israel. He can never post anything without someone asking for a larger picture of his daughter.[/quo
What a bunch of old pervs,....
Wife,........."You drove how far for that thing?"
Daughter,..."Theres no inside and it stinks."
Friend,......."Dude, thats a rusted piece of sheet."
Son,.........."This old car is cool."
I shot epoxy and high build primer in the backyard on a calm day with no problems
Pics: Painting it ourselves
Built a outdoor paint booth for base and clear coats to keep junk out of the finish
Pics info: Paint Booth
Shot the car and parts in the booth
Pics info: Paint.
Be sure to wear a respirator. You need to protect yourself and a paint suit is also a good idea
Father~Son restoration project
A code 66 coupe
289 4v, Roller Rockers, Electric fan
Performer & 650 Edelbrock
Tri Y into 2.25 Shelby side exhaust
T5 conversion and 3.55 Trac Lok
CSRP SN95 Discs
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