Beating a Dead Horse Again
Posted 22 September 2009 - 06:03 AM
I just received a Nesco Dehydrator from a friend and it has temperature settings from 95 degrees to 155 degrees and it also has a Fan the blows from top to bottom.
How long should it take to dry small parts such as intake manifolds and motors, seats and dash? What temperature is best?
These items have been sprayed with 1 light coat and 1 medium coat of Floquil Enamel paint and they are all 1/25th scale.
Also how long and at what temperature would I use to dry a body painted with Automotive Lacquer?
Same question but for Automotive Enamel?
I don't want to ruin the bodies, I already trashed one real nice painted body that I worked on for what seamed like months.
I painted it and set the car outside under a cardboard shoe box that has several 3/8" holes on each side of the box. I forgot how hot it can get inside an enclosed area. After 2 hours I ended up with painted mush and it was only 118 degrees outside.
Posted 22 September 2009 - 06:26 AM
Posted 22 September 2009 - 11:50 AM
I forgot how hot it can get inside an enclosed area. After 2 hours I ended up with painted mush and it was only 118 degrees outside.
ONLY??????? holy moly!
Edited by roadhawg, 22 September 2009 - 11:51 AM.
Posted 24 September 2009 - 01:24 AM
No kidding! How flipping hot DOES it get there???
ONLY??????? holy moly!
Posted 24 September 2009 - 02:56 AM
Tamiya paints are pretty much ready to go after 4-6 hours. Testors is more like 8-12.
Of course airbrushed stuff is much faster. You'll see quite a jump in speed on your building with the use of the dehydrator.
I find it to be an essential tool of modeling.
Posted 12 October 2009 - 01:00 PM
Posted 12 October 2009 - 03:22 PM
Just make sure not to put a painted body soon after you paint it, give it at least a few hours before putting it in the dehydrator.
Marcos, May I ask why you wait that little bit of time before putting the painted body in the dehydrator? I go from the booth within about 5 minutes of spraying to the dehydrator and haven't had a problem. So I'm just curious whether I've been lucky or if I need to look out for something. Thanks!!
Posted 13 October 2009 - 04:31 PM
in my experience lacquer bases are fully dry in 30 min. and depending on the clear, anywhere from 1-5 hours to be sandable for polish. i like to wet sand with 1200-2000 grit then give it another hour or so to completely gas out before polishing