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Old 04-07-2007, 03:22 PM   #1
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painting in cold.. good or bad?



Well I have a free day today and well of course it is 0 outside. anyways i was going to fix the rust on my e30, and just wondering if it is a bad idea.

I was planning on a bringing a hair dryer to the garage with me, but will the paint dry properly on cold metal??

any advice would be Killer!


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Old 04-07-2007, 03:35 PM   #2
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body shop's usually like to paint in warmer weather because it dries faster.
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Old 04-07-2007, 05:40 PM   #3
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yes warmer is better, but the cold shouldn't be too bad it will just take longer to cure.

But dont use a blow dryer, you will blow dust particles onto the paint..... best thing to do is to get a propane heater to heat the garage.
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make sure that propane heater is vented or you'll or worse...
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:39 PM   #5
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make sure that propane heater is vented or you'll or worse...
what are u talkin about? as long as it is lighted and not jus pouring propane out, there is no danger.
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Old 04-07-2007, 10:15 PM   #6
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Old 04-07-2007, 10:31 PM   #7
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It's a bad idea, especially if you're going to fix some rust. Wait until it is warmer.
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Im in the same boat. What about when your dealing with bondo and fixing rust, does that matter, temperature wise that is?
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Well I did it anyways... Well half of the jobs at least..


Damn car has been painted before and my paint didn't match!! GRRR
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Well I did it anyways... Well half of the jobs at least..


Damn car has been painted before and my paint didn't match!! GRRR
How did it turn out in the cold?

Paint jobs, rust proofing, tints, waxing... everything is way more effective when performed in warmer weather.
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it was ok... took a bit longer to dry, all turned out ok!
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