[Amps] spray painting metal
km1h at jeremy.mv.com
Fri Jul 31 06:29:13 PDT 2009
Also keep the nozzle the same distance from the work throughout the pass.
Many novice painters have a tendency to twist their wrist in an arc.
Overlap each pass about 30-40%
Its better to lay down several thin coats than one heavy coat.
Read the instructions for the product and spray gun.
Practice, practice, practice on scrap first. With a 3 control HVLP gun you
can adjust for perfection, do a professional job the first time and save a
lot of $$ on paint.
Ive been painting custom cars and hot rods for decades and was taught by one
of the best.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles Harpole" <k4vud at hotmail.com>
To: <amps at contesting.com>
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2009 12:05 AM
Subject: [Amps] spray painting metal
> My dad, the furniture man, taught me how to
> spray paint with a pro gun or just with a spray can.
> The tricks include
> 1. run the spray on and sweep past the end of the
> material (the rig case) so that u r spraying full
> blast out into the air at the end of each pass.
> If u stop spraying just at the end of the material,
> which one would normally think is ok, you will
> instead create a build-up mess on the outer edges.
> 2. Begin the next spray pass by starting spraying
> prior to the paint actually touching the material. Then
> make your sweep.
> 3. Make your spraying motions absolutely at the
> same (and correct) speed, variations will create
> shallow or built-up spots. The correct speed is
> almost obvious after one try, on something else.
> 4. before u turn the case and go on to the other
> sides, allow the first surface painted to dry. First
> timers using spray paint just can not avoid piling
> up new paint over the painted and that is ok if
> dry, but a mess if still wet.
> from Hank Harpole, dad, sk.....
> Charles Harpole
> k4vud at hotmail.com
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