The AWLGRIP Knowledge challenge

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by grady, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. ratrace2
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    Spray anything, anytime....cold, warm

    Here is what I'm thinking about: If I had to tell you the one key thing to look for this would be it.
    You have to learn to watch that mist of atomized paint turn into a film on the thing that you are painting. When you understand what that mist turns into after you spray it, then you will have it.
     
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    Nice

    Yeah Kap I saw those when you guys posted them real nice. Great work, I can only hope for those kind of results. And I do know that roll and tip can produce some really impressive finishes.

    Great stuff.
     
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    awl-grip

    :) I saw that too, it was really looking good........
     
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    Rat, Where in Jersey are you?
     
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    Somerset,NJ....exit 9 off the NJ :eek: :D turnpike
     
  7. grady
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    Practice

    RR2........... I plan on doing a lot of square footage of practice spraying.

    But one particular obstacle I can't really find the confidence in resolving.

    When priming adjacent surfaces (especially opposing 90 degree angles) the over spray created a very rough textured surface.

    My DIY remedy was to mask off these adjacent bulkheads if there was a natural break aka sole or some other break in the surfaces.... To paint (no pun intended) a clearer picture. In-vision a typical walk around.. with 8" of surface outboard of the sole and cabin sides inboard of the sole.
    When trying to coat these surface in the same shoot, one or both of the surface would be very rough. the easy solution was to shoot them separately because of the sole between there were no problems.


    But......... In other areas, it's not so easily approached, like my transom which has a engine box (removed) on center line and a built in transom seat on either side with various changes in heights an lengths (which result in lots of small opposing surfaces)
     
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    Hopeful Thinking

    I guess I'm hoping that wet edge of the top coat will be long enough to allow the whole shoot to melt into one big glossy hunk of glass.

    The area is not that large really, maybe 9sf, so I should have plenty of time.
    It just that the opposing surfaces allow the material to bounce off one surface and to land on another.
     
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    Thinking

    Maybe turning down the pressure at the gun or moving a little further away might help ????
     
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    overspray: where no paint should go

    "Masking off":
    is a great way to protect areas where you don't want overspray, but it leaves a "witness" line, that's ok is you have a natural break you can use to hide to seaming of the two areas.

    FAN: you can use a fan, low speed, to protect an area from overspray.
    For example,
    DIRECTION: watch the direction of your spray

    TRAVEL: this is where you become the "contortionist" you have to twist around with the surface you are painting. Go either vertically or horizontally, you have to cover the whole area, and keep it wet, so that it consumes any overspray....Also, keep the mist fine, and pressure down so you don't get alot of bounce. But most of all, keep the mist fine, very fine. This will control most of your overspary problems,
     
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    Let me see that thing

    :)
    Grady,
    Got a picture??????
    Something tells me that I'm going to be driving to Mass.
    OK, 95 north, 3 east; just east of Quincy, MA.......
     
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    Ya know what:

    I want you to paint a set of chairs.....that will teach ya.....hahahahaha, if you can paint chairs, without running, or building up overspray on the next rung, you can paint anything.
     
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    Super fine.......

    Just a fine, fine mist, almost air-brush it. Also,you can use a sheet of construction paper to cover, block, protect an area from overspray. Just hold it in your hand and use it like a shield, moving with the direction of the spray, and travel along the painted surface with a light breeze from a fan.
     
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    Born and raised in Wildwood.
     

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    Small world.

    hey, neighbor. Well, then, you know where route 35 splits off of route 9 south near Hazlet, just over the bridge there is a marina and one "beat to hell" Silverton I'm thinking about. I could probably get her for taking over the storage fees.
     
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