|04-10-2013 06:55 AM|
|deadbodyman||Just think all the history thats been lost because of no video cell phones.That one would have been a keeper.LOL|
|04-10-2013 01:41 AM|
Yeah Mike, I remember when I first got in the trade and the painter that I was working under was a relatively decent guy but played more practical jokes than he painted cars. He had just stirred a quart of black paint and poured off what he needed and called me in the paint room. As soon as I walked in he screamed at me and told me not set foot in his mixing room without safety glasses and that the fumes could make me go blind if I didn't wear them. I was new and naive and ran to put on my safety glasses and walked back into the mixing room. He handed me the lid to the black paint and the biggest ball peen hammer I had ever seen. Then he told me that one of the first things I needed to learn was how to properly put the lid on a paint can so the paint wouldn't go bad. Then he handed me the hammer, took the lid back and gently placed it on the open can of black paint. Then he leaned over the can as though he was examining the can real carefully. He pointed to a spot on the lid and told me to get real close and give that lid a fairly good wack with the hammer. I did as he said, he backed away and I couldn't figure out at the time why the whole shop was watching but, I gave that can a real good wack with my face about 10 inches away from the can.
My face was Black, my hair was black, I was covered in black...the rest of the shop had a good laugh, I was a bit pissed, but then the painter came over, gave me one of his special rags for wiping cars down before he painted them and told me that the rag had paint remover on it and I should wipe the paint off my face...which I proceeded to do. It wasn't paint remover, thank God, but it was gun wash...I spread that black paint all over my face, my neck, my hands where covered in black. Then one of the body men brought out a tape recorder and asked if I'd like to sing along to one of his favorite songs...He pushed play and it was Al Jolson, singing Mammy, how I love ya, how I love ya, my dear old Mammy.
I was initiated....Apparently I wasn't the first guy that was told to sing along with Al Jolson.
|04-09-2013 11:24 PM|
You know ,come to think of it........I've screwed up a lot, "Brain dead" I always wear a mask though so I'll be screwing up for a few more years...
Back when we all used syphon guns my favorite was letting the cup hit the roof on the last coat ....That gun gets heavy at the end of a day...
|04-09-2013 11:14 PM|
one time I gargled my gun right before paint and turned the air back down to normal psi and loaded the gun. Did a little test squirt and the cup lid blew right up into the air and paint splattered all over me, the parts, and all over the floor.
the jerky motion of my hand as this was happening deposited solid thick paint all over my hand and arm. What a mess.
|04-09-2013 10:43 PM|
About 20 yrs ago I fix and painted my uncle's RX7 that was rear ended ,When I recieved the HOT RED paint I opened it right away and stired it up good so I could see how nice it was.Man it was nice too..well, as I was stirring some paint spilled down the sides, I wasnt a real "full time" painter back then and I didnt put drain holes in the groove so when I hammerd down the lid even more spilledm,when I grabbed the gallon to put it away it slipped out of my hands like it was oiled....Another reason I think red is bad luck for me... I scooped it all up with a dust pan and a big bondo squeegie and put it all back in the can....I USED IT and the car came out beautifull he drove that thing around for 10 yrs...This one was never opended and when it hit the floor upside down (jelly side down) it kinda exploded...Oh well the next gallon will be here tomorrow...
You can bet your bottom dollar I'll have FULL coverage when I start driving this bad boy...I know someone is going to hit me before I sell it...red is bad luck...
het tec maybe I'll get a floor buffer....
|04-09-2013 02:29 PM|
hey well the bright side is you can now buff your table? No?
Don't feel so bad. I just had a gallon of SPI and think it was sitting too long to use...but mine is in the can.
|04-09-2013 09:25 AM|
Oh my God that sucks! At a store I bought paint as a kid they sent someone out with a gallon who put it on his rear seat for the drive home.......you know what happened.
At a paint store here in town where I bought for years they had a stain on the tile floor where some paint spilled. Everytime some solicitor came in with some miracle cleaning product (we still get that sort of thing around here on a semi regular basis) he would tell the guy "clean that up and we will buy a box from you".
Man that sucks Mike, damn I feel for you.
|04-09-2013 08:32 AM|
I like your Idea of the body chalk outline, that's hilarious, just put a sign underneath saying "customer with a bad attitude" and if you ever got one of those customer's, all you'd need to do is point to the outline.
Sorry to hear about that paint spill accident, but like many things in this trade, if it hasn't happened to somebody in this trade, they haven't been in it long enough.
|04-09-2013 07:41 AM|
I figure I'll draw a chalk outline of a body on top of it...........
Maybe snap a pic and make it my new avitar.......
I'll have to put "brain" deadbodyman under it.
My poor dogie was right there, watching and it got on his ear and head,when we got home I had forgot all about it being on him and my wife freaked out thinking he got into a fight ....so I had to come clean and tell her too..
The worst part is it was unopened (I was just lifting it from the floor to the paint bench 2 feet) so all the binders and everything were on top and the solids were on the bottom until stired so I cant even use the quart I saved with my cat-like reflexes,its all solids no binder...
This car is a perfect example how a little paint job can snowball into a big costly job...
come to think of it red cars might be bad luck for me ,the only accident I've ever been in was in my friends brand new "red"1980 Honda civic. I never drove a red car again,I probably shouldn't drive this car at all after its done...yeah right...what I should do and what I do do arnt always in sync...
I wonder how many gallons it'll take to finish the floor????
|04-08-2013 10:39 PM|
|cyclopsblown34||I'm working on the owner of the 90 TA to go with SPI red.|
|04-08-2013 09:57 PM|
Holy crap Mike...I just wanted to see a door jamb done...I wasn't expecting you to do a complete on your shop floor...Not to worry Mike...it should polish right out...LOL.
I remember one time when I was repping Dupont...I mixed up a gallon of pearl red Base Coat (3 cars in a fleet all the same color). An over zealous apprentice picked up the gallon of paint and asked where I would like it put as it spilled all over me. That little Mormon got a quick lesson in what "PG13", "Restricted Adult" and "Some scenes may contain language that may offend some listener's, listening discretion is advised"...meant and a whole lot more. At least all I had to do was open more toners and write them off, you, you poor bugger had to pay for it...lets see how good Barry's warranty is now...LOL...Sorry Mike I couldn't resist, I feel for you Bud.
That color does look cool though.
|04-08-2013 09:12 PM|
|crownver||Awww Mike! Can see why you're sick. Damn! Hey, it's only a little time and money. You'll laugh about it in a day or 2.|
|04-08-2013 06:25 PM|
OK Ray, So you wanted to see what SPI red looked like,I did too but not this bad...They say a pic tells a thousand words ,its true but not one of those thousand words can I post, they'll kick me out for sure...
This red is super nice every bit of what I expected from SPI, the pic just dosent do it justice....
|04-08-2013 06:17 PM|
|deadbodyman||tempory striker plate.|
|04-08-2013 06:16 PM|
Yup,I got a big surprize today ,I found out what SPI red looks like.but I dont want to get into that right now...I'm totally sick about it...
Before I get into that My day started out great I seam sealed the pillar I epoxied yesterday,then hung the door again...I want the door on so I can check the gaps as I'm replacing the 1/4 ...Then I cut out the field of the 1/4...and ran smack into a perfect example of why I leave those plug welds a little proud so they can be seen if they ever have to be removed again ....You just never know when one of your repairs will come back for new repairs and you run into your own work...well since I'm replacing the 1/4 I had to remove a few of my own welds it was easy all I had to do was drill my 1/8" hole in the center then drill that out with the bigger bit.it poped right off..then I reinstalled the striker support so I could close the door and put it outside for a while.
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