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Old 14 Jan 2006, 19:29   #1 (permalink)
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Well, I was priming my new Chimera (in the conversions board) with red (you'll see) and I thought I had put enough newspaper down, about 3 square feet. Evidentely not, because the next thing I know my dad is screaming his head off at me, long story short I have to re-paint the entire front deck.

Now the work itself is not a problem. I know painting a deck is hard and boring and all that, but I can put my back into it.

The real problem is RAIN. In the Puget Sound Area, its been raining for the past 20+ days I think, we're about to break a record in non stop rainfall. It is also relatively cold out (about 48 fahrenhiet at time of writing) so will this affect the painting?

Excuse me for the newbie questions, but I've never painted much out door stuff before. Here is a picture of my deck:


Can you see the stain? Oh well. ANY help is appreciated, even websites with DIY's. Oh yes, I don't know if I'm painting the bottom and top layer, or just the top. I'll find out later.

Sorry, dad...
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Old 14 Jan 2006, 19:34   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: I have a problem. It's not small.

With enough work, ye can skrub it off. S'what I always used teh do.
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Old 14 Jan 2006, 20:00   #3 (permalink)
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With enough work, ye can skrub it off. S'what I always used teh do.
KJ, you da man! In about 5 minutes of hosing down the deck and getting on my knees with an old rag, you can hardly tell paint was ever there! It's raining again now, so I had to stop cleaning. But since my parents left about an hour ago to go do errands, and I washed it while they were gone... I can't wait to see their faces!

;D You averted a disaster! Thanks so much!
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Old 14 Jan 2006, 20:01   #4 (permalink)
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You were only priming 1 chimera and had that size 'blastzone'? Wow...If it's just a misting, then yea you might be able to scrub it off (try using one of those plastic dish scrubbies).

But in future , you shouldn't need that much paint to prime any model... small controlled bursts from the spay can from around 10 inches is better, plus primer doesn't need to be an inch thick.

I usually prime models by placing them on a regular shoe-box LID hold it up with my left hand and spray with my right (outside of course) and still almost never even get paint on myself or even the sides of the box lid.

the other thing you can do is place models inside a larger box laid on its side.
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You were only priming 1 chimera and had that size 'blastzone'?
im with him on this one. what kind of spray can where you usinging? i can spray paint things im holding in my hand and only get paint up to the first joint of my fingers. i usually paint things in starterset boxes. theyre big enough to prime anything i need and the have the right size walls.
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Old 14 Jan 2006, 20:11   #6 (permalink)
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To be honest, I actually made another Chimera, so it was two tanks, and I was priming the treads seperatelyas well. I think my mistake was I did one Chimera, put it to the side as to not get more paint on it then necessary, then put the other tank on the other side, then painted.

Oh, and I don't use GW primer. I use Ace Hardware spray paint, I've never had a problem with it.

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i can spray paint things im holding in my hand and only get paint up to the first joint of my fingers.
I sure hope you use gloves when you do that...
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I sure hope you use gloves when you do that...
youd think so, but after spraying 100+ cadians you really stop thinking that way.
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Old 14 Jan 2006, 21:04   #8 (permalink)
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What the? That's huge!

Well, thinner and turpentine seems to be the best solution here. But it wiill remove the colour of the front deck along with it. I say repaint, although tough and takes alot of work, but it is the best way.
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Didn't you guys read... he's fixed it now
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Oh..........ops. Mah bet.
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