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I know this isn't the proper place but I am so upset that I need to vent.

I had just finished spraying epoxy primer on my fire bird radiator support. I spent 2 hours painstakingly prepping the part wiping all the crevices and such till my rag wasn't picking up any more dirt. I then sprayed 2 coats of epoxy primer. It looked good, especially for a job done in my driveway. :)

I went into the garage to pour some mineral spirits into my spray gun cup and i go outside to spray the solvents through the gun. I then see my jerky, uncle standing there with gray hands. I quickly run over to the rad support and see huge full on hand prints in my epoxy

I was so pissed I just stood there frozen. My uncle walked away as quickly as he appeared leaving me with this horror(He lives a block away from me). As soon as what happened sunk in my frozen stare soon turned to anger and rage.
 

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123pugsy said:
You'll laugh about it later.

Get the sandpaper out.
Oh yeah, that uncle will probably bring over a six pac because he felt so bad,two beers and you'll BOTH be laughing about it..A couple of beers is great but a couple of FREE beers just tastes so much better.And if he dont get a six it's all good too because he'll stop coming around. A small price to pay...
Its a win ,win in my book...be thankful...
 

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deadbodyman said:
Oh yeah, that uncle will probably bring over a six pac because he felt so bad,two beers and you'll BOTH be laughing about it..A couple of beers is great but a couple of FREE beers just tastes so much better.And if he dont get a six it's all good too because he'll stop coming around. A small price to pay...
Its a win ,win in my book...be thankful...
We will see about that. This guy was never diagnosed but he is in his 70's and honestly I think he has dementia or something. He probably will show up in a few weeks not knowing what he did. Only this time I will have to make darn sure he don't come near anything.

Lets sum it up like this. He thought my 1978 trans am was a Toyota Camry. :/
 

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He was probably just going to bring it in the garage for you so it wouldnt get dust and bugs in the primer... :p

Like the others said, it could be alot worse. Maybe you need to make up some "caution wet paint" signs, or you could tape it off like a crime scene. :D

It will get better

andy
 

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rusthater89 said:
I went into the garage to pour some mineral spirits into my spray gun cup and i go outside to spray the solvents through the gun.
Mineral spirits will clean that primer?

Anyway, give the ol' boy a break. He prolly feels as bad as you were pissed. And the hell of it is, before you will know it- YOU will be the "old guy" doing dumb stuff! :D
 

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cobalt327 said:
Mineral spirits will clean that primer?

Anyway, give the ol' boy a break. He prolly feels as bad as you were pissed. And the hell of it is, before you will know it- YOU will be the "old guy" doing dumb stuff! :D
LOL, awe sheet I never thought of that.... I guess am that guy,now but I usually stick my hands in my own work...and cant get pissed at anyone...but I do still get that six pac so I can laugh about it....
 

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rusthater89 said:
Lets sum it up like this. He thought my 1978 trans am was a Toyota Camry. :/
maybe he was basing it on performance :pimp:

Also, maybe see someone on those anger issues. You're going to end up killing a guy for looking at your car three times instead of only the allotted two.
 

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LOL, awe sheet I never thought of that.... I guess am that guy,now but I usually stick my hands in my own work...and cant get pissed at anyone...but I do still get that six pac so I can laugh about it....
this is so true, even for us amateurs. I'll be out in the shop like 'DERP DERR I wonder if this is dry yet!?' And put a nice finger print in it.
 

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I shouldn't of posted. DOH!. :smash:

I just put a nice palm print on my A pillar. I think I cursed myself when I did.

Oh well, at least its only my pickup and not my rod, LOL. :rolleyes:
 

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rusthater89 said:
That was my question- will mineral spirits work to clean that primer?
http://www.ytmag.com/cgi-bin/viewit.cgi?bd=pbwork&th=24031
Yea, It does the trick for me. Sometimes I use acetone if the epoxy begins to get thick, usually after about a half hour of sitting in the gun. I haven't had an issue yet.

I use the blue shop towels soaked with solvent to clean the cup out afterwards. It keeps my gun looking pretty much brand new except for the over spray on the front of the gun.
 

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There's a couple of cases of disaster that I can think of. A used to be friend of mine had a 87 Cavalier Z24 that was red. The paint was faded so he decided to repaint it. He and his cousin stripped it down. Then one morning when it was nice out side, not too hot and not too cool, decided it was a good day to paint it. He had bought Dodge Viper Red. He and his cousin had went over it with the grease remover then after a while sprayed it with the stuff that escapes my memory of what its called, but it's added before painting. He and his cousin after doing so decided to run to the store to get some drinks. They came back and to his horror seen his father, who was a elderly man, wiping it off with cloth and he had wiped off most of it.
When asked why he did so he said "I seen it got dew on it, I knew you were getting ready to paint it so I thought I'd wipe the dew off" Then he explained to him it wasn't dew he had wiped off. So instead of buying the needed equipment again, he decided to go ahead and spray it that day anyway.
THe paint job looked great, but it lasted about 2 years before it started to fade really bad. By the end of it's second year old, the paint's color was far far lighter than it was when it was first sprayed. As for my own disaster, I removed the louvers off the rear window of my 1979 Camaro Z28. The paint on them had faded. So I sanded them down then cleaned them. Then I broke out the VHT Astro Blue spray paint. I had the louvers propped up in a chair.
And man it was going great. I couldn't believe how good they were looking. It was the only time I ever seen a spray paint job look professional. Right when I finished them stepped back to look them over, a gust of wind blew which made them slide right out of the chair and hit the ground, paint still wet. Dirt and grass was stuck all over the fresh paint. I got so angry I kicked the louvers and never put them back on because I didn't want to repeat having to sand them all the way back down again. To this day I'll be the first to admit, I'm a drive train guy, I'm sure not a body man.
 

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There's a couple of cases of disaster that I can think of. A used to be friend of mine had a 87 Cavalier Z24 that was red. The paint was faded so he decided to repaint it. He and his cousin stripped it down. Then one morning when it was nice out side, not too hot and not too cool, decided it was a good day to paint it. He had bought Dodge Viper Red. He and his cousin had went over it with the grease remover then after a while sprayed it with the stuff that escapes my memory of what its called, but it's added before painting. He and his cousin after doing so decided to run to the store to get some drinks. They came back and to his horror seen his father, who was a elderly man, wiping it off with cloth and he had wiped off most of it.
When asked why he did so he said "I seen it got dew on it, I knew you were getting ready to paint it so I thought I'd wipe the dew off" Then he explained to him it wasn't dew he had wiped off. So instead of buying the needed equipment again, he decided to go ahead and spray it that day anyway.
THe paint job looked great, but it lasted about 2 years before it started to fade really bad. By the end of it's second year old, the paint's color was far far lighter than it was when it was first sprayed. As for my own disaster, I removed the louvers off the rear window of my 1979 Camaro Z28. The paint on them had faded. So I sanded them down then cleaned them. Then I broke out the VHT Astro Blue spray paint. I had the louvers propped up in a chair.
And man it was going great. I couldn't believe how good they were looking. It was the only time I ever seen a spray paint job look professional. Right when I finished them stepped back to look them over, a gust of wind blew which made them slide right out of the chair and hit the ground, paint still wet. Dirt and grass was stuck all over the fresh paint. I got so angry I kicked the louvers and never put them back on because I didn't want to repeat having to sand them all the way back down again. To this day I'll be the first to admit, I'm a drive train guy, I'm sure not a body man.
I can imagine the horror of that. I would've been cursing the earth, stomping on the ground.
 

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Did you know you can tell how fast your clear drys by how far an ant can walk through it before getting stuck??? Its true I got done laying down one of the slickest paint jobs I ever did and went home feeling great but the next day I noticed pin ***** marks all over the place ,its not fisheye ,its not dirt :confused: I found ants stuck in the clear and still alive They did sand right out though so it wasnt too bad.Someone left a Micky Dee's food bag in the car and it was full of little red ants...They really love them fries..
 

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Did you know you can tell how fast your clear drys by how far an ant can walk through it before getting stuck??? Its true I got done laying down one of the slickest paint jobs I ever did and went home feeling great but the next day I noticed pin ***** marks all over the place ,its not fisheye ,its not dirt :confused: I found ants stuck in the clear and still alive They did sand right out though so it wasnt too bad.Someone left a Micky Dee's food bag in the car and it was full of little red ants...They really love them fries..
Yep, I have gotten flies stuck to my work before.
 
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