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Old January 25th, 2020, 10:02 AM
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Helpful hint:

I am told that the best way to get paint off concrete is to burn it with a propane torch. The concrete doesn't burn and the paint scrapes up after it is completely burnt.

I better give that a try.

I don't know if it will work on pavers, for the member on this site who replaced part of his driveway.*
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Old January 25th, 2020, 05:56 PM
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Second coat sprayed on today. I am debating on whether or not to spray a third coat.

I don't know what those little divots in the top are. To my knowledge, hail doesn't just fall in a 3 foot square area. Well, it is Nevada...strange things happen here (Area 51) haha.








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When in doubt, shoot another coat. Further scratch protection.

Unless you need the paint for other things.


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Yessir, that's the conclusion I came to. I have 2/3 gallon of paint left over from the first two coats, and I don't have anything else ready to spray 24087. Additionally, the camper is already in the shop and ready to paint.

I am going to shoot the last coat on Friday of this week.
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Yessir, that's the conclusion I came to. I have 2/3 gallon of paint left over from the first two coats, and I don't have anything else ready to spray 24087. Additionally, the camper is already in the shop and ready to paint.

I am going to shoot the last coat on Friday of this week.
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Okee dokee...

The camper is done being painted. I applied most of the remaining paint to the top because that gets the bulk of the UV and the weather.












I need to do some little projects around the house for my wife, but next up is prepping and painting the compressor tank. I'll need to hang it from an engine hoist to paint underneath it. Quincy blue is hard to find and expensive, so I am going with Ford Tractor blue. I probably only need a quart or two.
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Old February 1st, 2020, 11:41 AM
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What I learned:

1. It's better to use a good spray rig. I bought the $80 Porter-Cable spray gun and it was okay (once I got the hang of it), but to paint my truck or anything that I want to look really good, I will likely take it to a professional or buy a more expensive sprayer. I know, a poor craftsman blames his tools, but quality matters with finish work.

2. PrepSol 3919s is a superior solvent for just about everything. In Reno it costs $3 per gallon (not $30 per gallon as I had previously typed. D'OH!) to dispose of solvents and chemicals (glycols, parts washer solvent, paint solvents, etc.)

3. New respirator cartridges are your best friend.

4. Primer and paint get everywhere. It's best to cover the floor with thick
paper, to cover the walls with plastic, and cover oneself completely with a disposable suit.

5. Get some differently-sized bottle brushes to clean the spray rig after shooting paint.

6. Spray according to the instructions (duh). If the temp of the paint or the temp in the room is too low, your paint sprays like bubble-gum. {*Pffft-splatter*

7. Buy more paint than you think you need. There's a 20-25% loss (maybe more for rookies like me).

8. Lastly, take your time. I would have done a better job if I had not felt hurried.
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Awesome man. Nice work.
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Old February 1st, 2020, 08:13 PM
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Thanks Jeremy. All I need for the zombie apocalypse is a turret on top!
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That looks really good, PPM!

Watch yourself while driving-- people love to not see OD vehicles.
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