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Old March 5th, 2009, 15:14   #1
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Paint gun in winter

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I want to know if the temperature can change the final result when you paint a gun outside.

Because now it winter and i want to paint my spring pistol for a new color and it cold outside here in quebec . But i just want to paint outsideand after every step of the painting let dry the paint on the gun inside my house.

And wath is the best paint every side by side the gun or hang the gun in the air. I see a lot of guy on youtube paint the gun side by side on a box

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Old March 5th, 2009, 15:25   #2
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Old March 5th, 2009, 15:27   #3
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i dont have a garage lolll that the problem
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Old March 5th, 2009, 15:44   #4
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I have been spray painting outside (-5 to -15) then moving them back inside to the mud room to dry. To keep the fumes down I air out the mud room every now and then.

It has worked for me and my pregnant wife....who is, as a result, super sensitive to paint fumes.
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Old March 5th, 2009, 16:04   #5
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I have been spray painting outside (-5 to -15) then moving them back inside to the mud room to dry. To keep the fumes down I air out the mud room every now and then.

It has worked for me and my pregnant wife....who is, as a result, super sensitive to paint fumes.
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Old March 5th, 2009, 18:17   #6
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Other than spraying at a lower pressure I don't see any problems.

You might not get an even coat though... I know there are special low pressure spray paints but I believe they're designed to be used with a special spray cap to get an even coating. Play it safe and wait for at least -5 before painting.

When you do paint try to keep the paint a bit closer than you normally would (eg. instead of spraying 12" away spray closer like 6-8" away). I'm not sure how temperature will affect the spray in the cold so the less distance it has to travel in the cold air the better it probably is.
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Old March 5th, 2009, 18:21   #7
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Other than spraying at a lower pressure I don't see any problems.

You might not get an even coat though... I know there are special low pressure spray paints but I believe they're designed to be used with a special spray cap to get an even coating. Play it safe and wait for at least -5 before painting.

When you do paint try to keep the paint a bit closer than you normally would (eg. instead of spraying 12" away spray closer like 6-8" away). I'm not sure how temperature will affect the spray in the cold so the less distance it has to travel in the cold air the better it probably is.


thank and now i buy primer krylon gray and krylon caMO BLACK and clear mat finish from krylon i think im rdy to paint
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Old March 5th, 2009, 18:49   #8
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Having just finished repainting my tactical ak in the chilly temps of the BC (-20 during my last painting session..and I am 3300 feet up) interior, I would respectfully disagree with the advise about getting the nozzle closer to the target...glazing the paint on from a min of 12" ensures a even thin coat, which allows multiple coats. When I errantly got to close, the paint would threaten to go on too thick and run.

To be clear..I let the object dry in +5 degrees....only exposed it to -15 during the spray...and then moved it inside. As a result it never got cold enough during the set or drying stage to cause a problem.

When I was a metal fabricator, painting responsibilities fell to me, and the biggest mistake I made when not paying close attention was getting too close during the spray, and not letting the paint...'mist' evenly in the air before hitting the object. That was in Langley...and they never heated those bays.

If in doubt try it on something beside your pride and joy first, and see what works.

Mine was a ultra mat black finish on a heavy primer layer for extra texture...almost an egg shell finish.

Oh...and daylight is so much nicer to inspect your item after the last paint layer to see if you are done yet.

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Old March 5th, 2009, 19:17   #9
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I let the object dry in +5 degrees....only exposed it to -15 during the spray...and then moved it inside. As a result it never got cold enough during the set or drying stage to cause a problem.
I am a powder coater by profession, and deal with some aerosol paints. the advice above would be your best bet. you can physically spray whatever you want in cold temperatures, but it must be moved inside to dry. the reason being that the paint will not properly cure in a negative temperature. If it does not cure properly it may cause some problems down the road such as chipping and flaking easily.
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Old March 5th, 2009, 21:43   #10
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Tha you guy for all your answer i will be paint my gun outside next week i will send you picture after this
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Old March 6th, 2009, 01:29   #11
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well i am as well a pro painter i work for toyota and paint wheels. now i will say this if your gonna do it out side first keep all paint in side to keep it warm as well as the gun have your area all set up go out side paint and bring back in to the warmth. if the gun is to cold the paint will not bond to it right and it will chip and flake. if i were you i would wait untill the temp gets to at least +5 or more but if it's a shit gun you don't care to much about what the hell go for it but if you like the gun wait till it warms up. i've seen what happens to cold things getting painted with cold paint in a cold place not good
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Old March 6th, 2009, 01:31   #12
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The cold temperature affects the liquid in the paint when it dries, so it ends up somewhat tacky/sticky, at least in my experience. You'll be good as long as you don't leave it to dry outside.
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Old March 7th, 2009, 05:12   #13
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and for this question what is the best

And wath is the best paint every side by side the gun or hang the gun in the air. I see a lot of guy on youtube paint the gun side by side on a box
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Old March 7th, 2009, 12:58   #14
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on a cardboard box is the way i've always painted. The cardboard usually soaks up any extra paint so your gun won't be drying in a puddle of paint.
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Old March 8th, 2009, 23:12   #15
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ok good for the cardboard box but in the air with a mounth the gun cant dry on a puddle of paint?????



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on a cardboard box is the way i've always painted. The cardboard usually soaks up any extra paint so your gun won't be drying in a puddle of paint.
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