OK, It's cold here in Colorado and will be for the next 4 or 5 months.
I have the airbrush and the rattle cans and have a make shift paint
booth in the garage but it is, I believe, much to cold to paint out
there in the winter months. I was wondering how modelers in this
climate handle their painting during these cold months and how
different paints react to being applied in lower temperatures.
Thanks and happy holidays!!!
Move the family to the garage. Living in the cold will build character and what
better way to bond than huddling together on those long cold nights. Or you
could move to Florida. Remember, what ever does'nt kill you makes you stronger.
There is a fine line between "Hobby" and "Mental Illness."
I have to airbrush in the garage too. I use a kerosene heater to warm the
garage to the sixties or low seventies. Depending on the temp and wind it
can take a couple of hours to get to the comfort zone so I move my truck
outside and start the heater as early as possible.
i've seen small wood stoves in catalogues for under 100
bucks with flues. i reccomend a woodstove because it's fast,
really heats and fuel can be free if you have a pu or trunk
you don't mind getting chips in.
put it in right and you'll be happy.
Nothing I'd consider special precautions. The heater is place at the end of
the garage near the car door and my homemade spraybooth is near the other
end. I also use a hepa air filter placed slightly behind and off to the side
to help circulate the heat (and pull any fumes away from me - and the
heater). If I'm going to be doing a great amount of spraying I will put a
small fan on low in the rear window of my garage. I've been doing it for
years without any problems (knock on wood!)