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How does the Qatari summer heat impact spraying?

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4 hours ago, RKic said:

How does the Qatari summer heat impact spraying?

I shoot at night when its down to 100F, the higher temp and wind make it impossible during the day. I don't have my spray booth here, so anything with vapors must be sprayed outside.

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The great thing about using silver as a primer is 1. it's a light pigment, and 2. it show's everything good or bad about the surface of the model! There were only a few areas that jumped out at me as something I couldn't overlook, took care of those with some spot patching with Mr Surfacer 500, should be an easy wet sand cleanup after it dries.

 

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Wet sanding complete, shot her with Ammo by Mig Metallic Silver, even though it's an Acrylic, need to give these metallics a good 6 hours to dry before messing with it.

 

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2 hours ago, bashace said:

Ugh!!! Still waiting for the Silver to not be a bit tacky.

That is tough, But be patient, you do not want to put a finger print in the paint or mess up the paint while masking at this point.  I know the feeling, I had a model I painted silver take a month before I could really handle it. 😩

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26 minutes ago, Kurt H. said:

That is tough, But be patient, you do not want to put a finger print in the paint or mess up the paint while masking at this point.  I know the feeling, I had a model I painted silver take a month before I could really handle it. 😩

A month! Maybe another day and it won't be tacky, gives me a little time to crack open the next project:yahoo:

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It's quite strange, the airframe is still a hair on the tacky side, but the other components (leading edge slats, airbrakes, etc) that were painted with the same process dried days ago.

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Back on the Saber Dog! Paint still a little weird, using rubber gloves just in case. Shot some Radome Tan over the nose, removing the masking had no effect on the paint, think we're good to go!

 

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Been struggling with this Corroguard issue, I mixed metallic steel (80%), light grey (20%), and a few drops of white together hoping to get some sort of match for this coating. After a couple of days fighting with it I just accepted what I came up with and shot it. It may have to change as I see more of it on the airframe...

 

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A little trick I use for those pesky masking issues, if you brush the masking over the tape when applying, it will easily pull the dried liquid mask off with it when removed.

 

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Had to reshoot some of the Silver on the fuselage sides, apparently that stickiness it has retained doesn't like to be touched very much :crying:

 

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