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Question about autoracks..

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by ohjees, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. ohjees

    ohjees New Jack

    Joined: Jun 9, 2005 Messages: 13 Likes Received: 0
    I have a quick question concerning autoracks. If there are cars being stored inside when you are painting will this produce off spray on the vehicles????? Do you guys know if people paint them when cars are inside???? Thanks for the help guys!! PEACE!
     
  2. type R

    type R Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 23, 2001 Messages: 2,456 Likes Received: 1
    --ehh fuck it.----
     
  3. PHYNE

    PHYNE Guest

    dont paint them with cars inside!!!! thats all im going to say....
     
  4. Cris1FDC

    Cris1FDC Junior Member

    Joined: Feb 14, 2004 Messages: 104 Likes Received: 0
    the spot where ive painted them the cars were inside so i say if there are no empty one paint em anyhow, and overspray most likely fuck up the cars so dont get caught...;)
     
  5. ohjees

    ohjees New Jack

    Joined: Jun 9, 2005 Messages: 13 Likes Received: 0
    I would assume that the cars have some kind of film or protective covering on them when they are kept inside the trains. It doesnt seem logical that the cars exterior would be completely exposed to the elements. There's alot of corosive chemicals and harmful dusts in and around train yards. Just a thought..But thanks alot for the feedback!
     
  6. porque

    porque Senior Member

    Joined: May 5, 2002 Messages: 1,844 Likes Received: 0
    ...bottom line..it's not a good idea to paint loaded autoracks...

    ...what happens is this...yes overspray sticks to cars...when they are unloaded at dealership (or yard for transport), the dealer can reject the car and send it back...meaning that then the railroad is responsible for it, and it could be traced back to where you were painting it...this equals bad...
    ...some times, however, the dealer will simply buff off the overspray...new cars have a ton of clear coat on them...but they still report the damage to the carrier...which could trace back to your spot...
    ...again...don't paint 'em loaded...you're making your spot hot...
     
  7. SWX1994

    SWX1994 Member

    Joined: Jun 8, 2004 Messages: 515 Likes Received: 0
    quite honestly i would stay out of spots with loaded auto racks period. if there loaded the spot is probably somewhat secured.
     
  8. Fish*Taco

    Fish*Taco New Jack

    Joined: Oct 25, 2002 Messages: 26 Likes Received: 0
    loaded auto racks are only supposed to stop at guarded layups and yards with 24 hour activity. that's not to say that this is always the way things happen, but this is part of the assurance the carrier makes to the manufacturer. Or at least that's the way it is at the ford plant in my city. So in general, if loaded autoracks stop at your spot, it may be hotter than you think. or it may not. just a thought...
     
  9. cool kid

    cool kid New Jack

    Joined: Oct 16, 2004 Messages: 73 Likes Received: 0
    i've painted loaded autoracks.....but it was stopped on a holding line en route............so there's no way that it could be traced back.
     
  10. B.anthracis

    B.anthracis Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 575 Likes Received: 0
    Boy, stop your lying!

    :innocent: :haha:
     
  11. aerosolartist12

    aerosolartist12 New Jack

    Joined: Jun 15, 2005 Messages: 28 Likes Received: 0
    ive painted auto racks and the paint could go through on the car my dad drivs trains he sed to never do that! lol
     
  12. aerosolartist12

    aerosolartist12 New Jack

    Joined: Jun 15, 2005 Messages: 28 Likes Received: 0
    ive painted alot of auto racks and i wouldnt do that unless thats the only thing to paint, my dad drives trains n he recommende not to do that lol
     
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    __ __ __ __ Elite Member

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    slightly changed comment
     
  15. Cracked Ass

    Cracked Ass Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 24, 2001 Messages: 7,898 Likes Received: 47
    Painting em loaded risks heating the spot. I don't do it unless I'm visiting somebody who takes me to their spot and tells me they do it all the time without any apparent trouble.
    Cars do not have "protective film" over them inside an autorack. Cars are built for, you guessed it, outdoors. And there are no corrosive gases or dusts in a train yard unless a tank car splits open, which is pretty rare and raises bigger issues than the finish on some new cars.
     
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