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David9694
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Re: refurbishment

Postby David9694 » 8 Dec 2018, 4:35pm

Can you describe the flatting bit a bit more?
Going up a step sounds also like you’d really need to get set up with a proper work area - lighting as well as ventilation and a better way of holding your work.

Canuk
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Re: refurbishment

Postby Canuk » 8 Dec 2018, 9:28pm

Here's a guide to wet flatting before aiming to apply your final top coat. You should go over the entire frame looking for any mistakes, runs or peels or areas where the paint is different height and flat back. It's best to use the palm of your hand in a thin rubber glove to feel for any imperfections. A good painter will spend as much time flatting as they do in prep and painting.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zrIIOqkw4Wg

David9694
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Re: refurbishment

Postby David9694 » 9 Dec 2018, 9:45am

http://www.hse.gov.uk/mvr/bodyshop/isocyanates.htm

Anyone thinking of using two-pack should read the HSE advice first.

I’ve made some edits back in initial post, so hopefully we’ve now got a peer reviewed set of basic instructions for cycle frame refurbishment in a world or car and motorbike finishing advice, supplies and workshops.

Canuk
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Re: refurbishment

Postby Canuk » 9 Dec 2018, 1:47pm

David9694 wrote:http://www.hse.gov.uk/mvr/bodyshop/isocyanates.htm

Anyone thinking of using two-pack should read the HSE advice first.

I’ve made some edits back in initial post, so hopefully we’ve now got a peer reviewed set of basic instructions for cycle frame refurbishment in a world or car and motorbike finishing advice, supplies and workshops.


I must admit whenever I have painted anything (I've painted cars /motorcycles and even Fender guitars) with 2 Pac paint I've always done it outdoors and always worn a good mask. If you're painting everyday of course you need professional BA (breathing apparatus) but if it's once in a blue moon I think a good snug fitting mask and an outdoor setting is no problem. If I was painting professionally I would certainly invest in the best kit I could afford to protect my health.

Brucey
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Re: refurbishment

Postby Brucey » 9 Dec 2018, 2:27pm

the stuff is so toxic that even small amounts of overspray can poison you on skin contact. As well as air-fed mask etc, professionals suit up so that they are completely covered when using it.

cheers
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