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Old 11-11-2008, 11:35 AM
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heat lamps ok for painting heat source?

I have a 12'X 20' tent garage that I'm priming and painting my '51 Chevy in... really not ideal place but it's what I got and I can't afford a pro job.. in the hot sun, the tent gets 20* warmer inside. I did 1 coat of primer by pre heating with a propane tank top infared heater. removing the hot heater and quickly spraying, and replacing heater once overspray was all gone. I'm going to be trying to spray again. it's a little colder now and harder to keep the temps up... can I use a heat lamp to help while spraying?

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get a couple of the sets of lamps on stands at home depot these will dry the paint without blistering it i havent had any problems with them. i do the same thing that you are doing turn the heater on in my garage when it gets warm enuff shut off then spray then turn the heat back on and use the lamps.... sorta like one of those little eazy bake ovens. remember those, you could bake a small cake using a 60 watt lightblub

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Heat lamps okay for painting heat source?

Yep. thats what we do up here in Eyedeeho when winter sets in. Never had a problem.
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I do it all the time.

But i use a propane Reddy Heater Turn it off and start painting.
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Get you one of those infrared thermometers so you can monitor
the surface temps without touching it.
I saw Harbor Freight advertising one for about $20.00.
Then you can adjust your heat lamps distance accordingly.
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