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    ok, so what's the go?

    I always believed it was unadvisable to paint in wet weather, is this the case?

    Conditions - Bare metal/ acrylic/ draughty garage, and (yes, nasty) aerosols. Forecast rain most the week, don't want to have to do it all again for any reason, but would like to have the GS ready for FCD. Start a new job next week, so not going to have a lot of time then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce H
    ok, so what's the go?

    I always believed it was unadvisable to paint in wet weather, is this the case?

    Conditions - Bare metal/ acrylic/ draughty garage, and (yes, nasty) aerosols. Forecast rain most the week, don't want to have to do it all again for any reason, but would like to have the GS ready for FCD. Start a new job next week, so not going to have a lot of time then.
    It'll be really hard to keep moisture out of your paint. If it's cold and damp the paint will dry cloudy.

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    Heat lamps and retarder thinners but you can't get retarder in aerosols.

    Pray for a dry day that's not too cold or humid.
    If you manage to get it to stick without clouding and without heating, it'll throw bubbles on wet days in the future even though it may look OK when it's first done.

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    Thanks Shane and Alan, thought that might be the case. Looks like it's a wait job

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    Bruce take heart - the GS at the FCD will be a head turner no matter what the condition of the paint

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