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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 08, 2:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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painting in humid weather

Hey everyone. I'm a few weeks off from painting my 71. I'll be using BC/CC. I live in east texas and am worried about the humidity which can get really high. My buddy told me I should wait until about October to paint my car but I was wondering if it's safe to paint my car sooner if I use a different reducer. A slower reducer would be more appropriate correct?

I searched the forums and found some info on this but not enough to where I felt good about making a decision. I'm fairly new at this. Any advice would be great.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 08, 9:33 AM
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Re: painting in humid weather

Your BC/CC uses a catalysis to cure the paint so the humidity is not as much of a problem as with the older air drying paints. It's always humid in Texas and we paint cars year round here so I wouldn't wait until fall myself.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 08, 10:04 AM
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Re: painting in humid weather

most paints reccommend the humitdy be below 85%. The metal itself starts getting wet above that. Buy a gage and see where its at.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 08, 2:00 PM
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Re: painting in humid weather

I would think the only issue would be the amount of condensation on the panels, plus any moisture in the compressed air. I would make sure you have several dryers in your air line. I think Rubadub has some pictures of his setup on his site.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 08, 3:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: painting in humid weather

ok thanks for the advice guys. I'll go get myself a guage for the humidity, and I will have 4 dryers from the compressor to paint gun.
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