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winter writing/frozen finger

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by valek13, Feb 11, 2002.

  1. valek13

    valek13 New Jack

    Joined: Feb 3, 2002 Messages: 19 Likes Received: 0
    Any hot tips on how to keep your cans/hands from freezing? I'm from a place where it get's REALLY cold, and sometimes painting is just friggin painful...Spring is around the corner...
     
  2. DankLordz

    DankLordz Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 13, 2000 Messages: 1,983 Likes Received: 0
    stick your fingers in your butt.
     
  3. Asid

    Asid Guest

    hrmm

    those little hand warmers for like sport players.
     
  4. Abstract Rationality

    Abstract Rationality Senior Member

    Joined: May 17, 2001 Messages: 1,437 Likes Received: 59
    I'm in the same situation right now...my boy is prone to frostbite, he got a mild case on his trigger finger even though we were wearing gloves...

    What slows down the time my finger freezes is while you'rer switching caps, or picking up another color, or just any situation in which you're not using your trigger finger, put them inside your mouth breath warm air on them. ATT: this is with gloves, and if you paint without spitting shit all over you- you dont want to be eating paint.

    Your fingers are still going to be cold but trust me, if you got some hot lungs like i do, you can slow down the process of that numbness...

    Oh and I'm still to try those athlete hand warmers, i played baseball all my life and ive tried them before..just rub the small rag together and its warm as hell....for bombing its a way diff situation so i'd have to figure that out still, there might be ways of painting WITH that in ur glove...jus let me get a hold of some small tools...

    g'luck...
     
  5. ASER1NE

    ASER1NE Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 15, 2001 Messages: 7,577 Likes Received: 2
    invest in high quality hunting or diving gloves , they work well and arent so thick.
     
  6. baLLeRplAyA

    baLLeRplAyA Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 954 Likes Received: 2
    good call....
     
  7. chester copperpot

    chester copperpot Junior Member

    Joined: Sep 10, 2001 Messages: 244 Likes Received: 16
    get one of those refillable metal handwarmers, you fill them with lighter fluid and light them, they come in a little pouch and you just put it in your pocket or wherever, no flame on them, they just look like a zippo lighter sort of.
     
  8. mopius

    mopius Guest

    socks over cans with a hand warmer in there works wonders...
     
  9. SmellyCouch

    SmellyCouch New Jack

    Joined: Sep 6, 2001 Messages: 76 Likes Received: 0
  10. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 18, 2001 Messages: 21,803 Likes Received: 40
     
  11. dai

    dai Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 30, 2001 Messages: 1,052 Likes Received: 0
    when it was cold enough here, i just used semi-thin cotton gloves, and wore rubber finishing gloves over them. these are thicker than latex, but they have grips and very reusable. about the frozen fingers...just warm it with your breath, stick it in your pocket, and cry it off on the way home...or you could be a pussy and wait 'till spring ;)
     
  12. embalmwon

    embalmwon Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 3, 2000 Messages: 1,404 Likes Received: 0
    use some gloves with grip or put some shoe goo on the palms of the gloves it works good
     
  13. NeO

    NeO New Jack

    Joined: Nov 16, 2001 Messages: 91 Likes Received: 0
    i posted a really good idea awhile back. do your researcha and shouldnt this be in the yard?
     
  14. Are2

    Are2 Guest

    every few minutes, stop and put your hands down your pants..let em warm back up for a sec, and start painting again.

    i know it sounds ridiculous, but it works..i just did this the other night
    it was about 10 degrees..i made it thru the piece even tho some of my paint froze.
     
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