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painting in the winter

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by 2ten, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. 2ten

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    painting in the winter

    Discussion started by 2ten - Dec 1, 2003

    Iam going to be leaving southern cali for school around christmas time and since its about 75 and sunny everyday here, paintint in the "winter" has never really been a problem.

    Iam going to be moving to Nebraska this month and was wondering if its possible to paint freights in the midwest during its coldest months. I have never been around snow or sleet, and dont really know what to expect. I have heard that cans can freeze, paint wont stick to a train with a layer of sleet on it ect...

    Iam just looking for a little bit of info/stories about painting in cold weather....
     
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  2. Dick Quickwood

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    Dick Quickwood - Replied Dec 1, 2003

    i guess you have to scrape that shit off the car with the rim of your can or something, then maybe wipe it dry with a towel. toss a few hand warmers in the bag with your cans.
     
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    old*824 - Replied Dec 1, 2003

    11 above zero is a warm day in nebraska winter. wait until spring.
     
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  4. 2ten

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    2ten - Replied Dec 2, 2003

    God I hope your kidding... I have never even seen snow..
     
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    Rednek assho - Replied Dec 2, 2003

    dam that sucks i thought i had it bad
     
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    rob deer - Replied Dec 2, 2003

    brandy, brandy, brandy.

    low expectations

    and remember, they can follow your footprints.
     
  7. angelofdeath

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    angelofdeath - Replied Dec 2, 2003

    best thing to do in weather like that is step one dont paint in snow. especially if its a layup or something. an active yard, you might be able to get away with it, cause workers generally have the lines covered with foot trails. but paint drips on the snow, and your foot prints and trampled snow is a dead give away, especially if the snow if bad and the train sits a few extra days. its like you have rainbow colored snow below your peice, believe me. i would get mittens and just rip big straight letters with rusto with fat caps. let it dry for like 20 minutes before you even attempt to outline. i use those mittens that you can pull off your finger tips. i usually stick my index out to paint and cover everything else up. but its fun, go out, paint, rock out, and the best benefit all... the fucking pussies wont be out! the colder the better!!!!!!
    oh yeah what sucks is painting trains with snow on the top of the car that is melting all over your piece. thats when its time to say fuck it and leave.
     
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    ...stock tips and rusto silver...
     
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    2ten - Replied Dec 2, 2003

    Thanks angelofdeath and everyone else.. I didnt even think about leaving a trail of foot prints in the snow.... I have been a pretty active painter since i stopped doing drugs, and cant imagine not painting for months at a time.. i guess i am just gonna have to stick it out and learn some new tricks.
     
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    southrngent - Replied Dec 2, 2003

    waiting for the paint to dry is the worst. by the way GO BIG REDDDDD!!
     
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    krowteN - Replied Dec 2, 2003

    purchase my "painting steel in the blistering cold for dummies" book for the low price or $10.99. Over the years i have ammassed over 837 tips for painitng trains in the cold weather. everything from how to dry trains off quickly to how to keep your toes warm. they can be yours for only 10.99 through this limited time offer. email me for details...cash only!
     
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    fr8yardjunky - Replied Dec 2, 2003

    just did a fr8 the other night 21 degrees with a wind chill of 8 . in what these people round here call a whiteout. the paint sticks but it it is a little thinner than the normal temps. its made for ...better than paintin in the rain you can just wipe the snow off with your hand.
    be quick with detail(outline/highlights/shell) and you ll be fine. layer our cloths !!!
     
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    WorldWarTen - Replied Dec 3, 2003

    your stuff will usually look like shit, but It's just you, the paint, and the steel. inner peace
     
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    Cracked Ass - Replied Dec 3, 2003

    Heh...you're in for it. I bet you won't last. This is one thing the hardcore midwestern, northeastern, and Canadian heads have over cats operating in great weather year round.
    Rusto does take a long time to dry. If you don't mind changing up your style a bit, away from super clean and opaque fills, stick a Rusto fat on Krylon cans and fill in all sketchy. You can outline right away.
    Get thermal underwear for your legs. Makes a huge difference in outdoor endurance.
     
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    grafxnine - Replied Dec 4, 2003

    i have lived in canada all my life i move from a nice dry place to a fucking wet place but as for the cold its never stoped me only thing the cold does is keep the toys in and the cops away and as for foot prints haha i have never seen a cop look at foot prints in the snow to bust people
     
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