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Weather And Paint
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Posted 22 March 2011 - 07:14 PM
Hey guys a quick question? Does humid days,damp days affect createx paint? How it dries or causing runs and making the paint not stick right? This may sound a little bit like I'm a dummy but I am new to all this and I'm going to be painting in my outside shed so it's gonna tend to be cold, hot, damp, humid on different days so I was just curious. Thanks for the help guys!!
Posted 22 March 2011 - 07:41 PM
YES! I dont paint in less than 65 degrees and have a dehumidifier going and when it gets warmer AC and a fan to pull the air outside.
Posted 22 March 2011 - 08:28 PM
I paint when ever I get a chance regardless of weather. The hair dryer seems to take care of my needs. But then it only has to please me, but I have not had any problems. Musky Glenn
Posted 22 March 2011 - 08:47 PM
Maybe not ideal but a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do. I paint outside in all weather and humidity. I use a hair dryer to speed dry the paint so I can move on to the next color. No running or failure of the paint to stick. Adhesion of water based paint is only moderate and it will not survive prolonged submersion. Topcoat is what keeps it on the lure.
Posted 22 March 2011 - 09:07 PM
Use multiple thin coats, heat set with a hair dryer between coats, and you should be fine.
Posted 23 March 2011 - 10:41 PM
I've painted in my shop from temps between 40-95 degrees, we also have real high humidity here as well. Never had a problem with shooting Createx. Just like mark poulson said, heat set between coats and you'll be fine.
Posted 23 March 2011 - 11:45 PM
How about etex outside. I figure you'll just need more days for it to cure, but is there a minimum temperature?
Posted 24 March 2011 - 11:56 AM
Epoxies cure in a wide range of temperatures. They're formulated for a nominal 70 degrees but I've topcoated in 40 degrees and 90+ degrees with no problems. Cooler temps will slow down the cure but it's by hours, not days. You will need to rotate the lures for longer at less than 70 degrees. If you are concerned, you can take the lure turner inside the house after coating. It takes about a week (at nominal 70 degrees) for most epoxies to truly reach final cure state but in a practical sense, it's impossible to tell a difference in a lure coated 3 day ago versus one coated 3 months ago.
If you measured it correctly and mixed it very well (and these are critical).... it's gonna cure.
Edited by BobP, 24 March 2011 - 11:57 AM.
Posted 26 March 2011 - 11:38 AM
I painted under an open shed yesterday. It was rainy, windy, and cold. Shot Createx Auto Air onto a repaint with 5 minutes between coats and NO heat set. Dried it a little as I went by dry firing (no paint, just air) each coat with my brush. The air that comes from a compressor is clean and dry and good for that, although my compressor would last longer I'm sure if I just used a blow dryer.
Anyway I cleared it w/ Devcon indoors a few hours later. That was yesterday. Today no lifting or other defects. Beautiful lure.
Edited by blazt*, 26 March 2011 - 11:41 AM.