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Old 11-02-2014, 03:10 PM
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painting in cold weather

I hate it. Burned up 5 gallons of kerosene getting the shop warm while I was prepping. Then shut off the heater. (don't want it running while I'm painting)
By the time I got the second coat of base on temp had dropped to that of outside. If I fire up the heat now, I risk dust, and oil in the air. So I leave the heat off. Flash times are extended, but it's going well.
As I write this, temp has dropped below 50, and have one coat of clear to go. Flash time is now about 45min to an hour. It's taken me about 3 hours so far to do a 1 hour job. But I don't have enough time to get in a hurry, so I'll just hang out here for a while.

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Old 11-03-2014, 10:43 AM
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I use a short wave lamp for single panel redos,
which are most of my work.
Heat the panel up and everything sets quick,
without heating the entire garage.
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Hardware store heat lamps will work as well.. Dunno if they are the short wave or not but they do work..

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