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#21 mrknowetall

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 04:41 AM

Now I'm just being silly.  This is a fancy fingernail dryer.  :lol: Attached File  nail dryer.jpg   31.56KB   0 downloads



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:38 AM

Super silly!  Infared paint dryer. 

 

 

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 10:21 AM

If you don't like the round dehydrator, get the square one.  Maybe add some extra rings for more height. 

 

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The NESCO ones are the best ones around...The have a nice temp adjust knob...

 

 

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:22 PM

 
What you do is take one or two of the layers and you cut the bottoms out, leaving only the outer "ring." Now you can stack the layers, but you have a deeper (taller) section to fit larger parts.

Oh ok... Easy enough to do. So what is the ideal temperature setting ( in Celcius?) & for how long?? ( mainly acrylic basecoats/ urethane )

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 02:47 AM

I think the lowest setting on the average Nesco unit is around 85 degrees, adjustable upwards.  Leave your parts in the unit until you can't smell any paint odor, which is usually only a few hours.

 

I tend to ramp mine up to about 90 degrees or so.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 04:36 AM

In my small dehydrator (Nesco), I run about 95-100 degrees for styrene parts and bodies.  I run it about 85 (lowest setting) for resin parts and bodies . . . too much more and resin can get soft.

 

In my medium dehydrator (kitchen oven), the oven lamp only ~ no heating elements ~ gets the oven interior up to about 90 degrees.

 

In my giant dehydrator (outdoors), it runs about 80-95 in the winter, 100-115 :o  in the summer.  



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 10:11 AM

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."


You so funny
Square wheel and the round wheel we must move on bro like, well everything cant be slow..... I like to go FAST and a dehydrator is square, slow and outdated for my uses. That's why I asked my question man not for stupid responses lkke some.

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 10:45 AM

I think the lowest setting on the average Nesco unit is around 85 degrees, adjustable upwards.  Leave your parts in the unit until you can't smell any paint odor, which is usually only a few hours.
 
I tend to ramp mine up to about 90 degrees or so.


Thanks :-)

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:16 PM

You so funny
Square wheel and the round wheel we must move on bro like, well everything cant be slow..... I like to go FAST and a dehydrator is square, slow and outdated for my uses. That's why I asked my question man not for stupid responses lkke some.

 

Sorry if my response was "stupid"... I guess I need to try harder. :rolleyes: 

 

I'm all for newer, better technology. But when you have something that is simple, foolproof, works perfectly, and is cheap and easily available on top of it... why try to "do better?"



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 07:36 AM

Thanks :-)

 

Oops!  95 degrees is the lowest setting, which is plenty warm enough.  Here's what mine looks like with some rings added for height.  Also a peek at the inside...

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 01:50 PM

 

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

Luddite tendencies aside, now you understand why I shoot film. :P :lol:

 

As to the main topic, if I want to spend things up or if it's humid, I use a hair-dryer. I don't have the space for a dehydrator right now, but it's on my get list once I have the space and money.

 

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 01:53 PM

 

 

I'm all for newer, better technology. But when you have something that is simple, foolproof, works perfectly, and is cheap and easily available on top of it... why try to "do better?"

Amen.

 

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 07:51 PM

Sorry if my response was "stupid"... I guess I need to try harder. :rolleyes: 
 
I'm all for newer, better technology. But when you have something that is simple, foolproof, works perfectly, and is cheap and easily available on top of it... why try to "do better?"



Because that's human nature! Bigger is better advancement in technology is always better.That's why we are the #1 species man.

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 03:07 AM

After I started using Donn Yost's method of cutting my enamels with cheap lacquer thinner (which brings down the drying time considerably to about 3 days), I feel like that's pretty fast.  The other tip I picked up from the OLD MAN is simply to paint a sequence of bodies at the same time and then you will have plenty of models stored away for a rainy day.

 

I also have  dehydrator but lately I have not used it.  I have a metal cabinet where I put all the painted models to dry over a period of 3 days, then the fun of sanding and buffing and polishing begins.

 

I find that if I work only one model at a time, I stress out and tend to become extra/ultra impatient.



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 06:36 PM

 I find that if I work only one model at a time, I stress out and tend to become extra/ultra impatient.

I think there's a lot of truth in that, Doc. That's why so many of us tend to have a whole bunch of projects going at once, the impatience and resulting frustrations (or vice-versa) need to be contained or all your work will suffer.

 

Charlie Larkin