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  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Question for guys with bench/storage/display in garage
Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 1:42 PM

As some of you know I'm moving to Florida.  There is a good chance my new bench will be in the garage. I will have a/c but should I have any concerns about melting or warpage over time.  What about decals should I store them in the house. Thanks

 

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 2:43 PM

Yes you should definitely be concerned about the heat. If you can stash them in the House you’ll be much better off.

Decals, problem is humidity. Which will occur in the House as well.

Put them in zip lock bags.

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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 3:15 PM

GMorrison

Yes you should definitely be concerned about the heat. If you can stash them in the House you’ll be much better off.

Decals, problem is humidity. Which will occur in the House as well.

Put them in zip lock bags.

 

Yup. I’ve been doing the garage thing for about 25 years now to one extent or another. I try to keep my decals indoors, and in some sort of bag or envelope at least. Some decals are hardier than others.

Ive never had a problem with kit warpage from garage storage, but Ive never kept them up near the roof where the real heat is.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 3:23 PM

I live in a place where it's about 60 deg. 24/7. I haven't had heat damage from the stash in the shed, but I've heard of it and I've had models in windows warp.

 

  • Member since
    October, 2004
  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:11 PM

Where in Florida are you moving to?  I'm just outside of Orlando.

I have been using my garage as a workshop since we moved into this house in the late 80s.  Our garage is connected directly to teh rest of the house, all yo have to do is open a door at the end of a short hall and it's there.  I keep my ecals in teh house in plastic boxes from, work that held packs of labels and they are in a drawer in a spare room that serves as a office.

The models are kept in the garage, mostly on top of shelves that go almost to the ceiling.  Some are kept in plastic closets that line th wall.

Not long after we moved in I put rolls of insulation in the space between teh roof and the cieling of the garage.  I picked a type that came sealed so I didn't have to put up with loose material getting all over me.  I also got hold of sheets of a foam insulation and put sheets of it along the outer wall  that faced the sun and panels into the sections of the garage door that faces the east and takes the full impact of the morning sun until about 11:00 or so.  I can get away with a window fan that has adjustable blades so I canhaveone working to suck out the hot air and the other to blow right into the area that I work on.  Now sometimes I use one of those compact square personal A/C units that they advertise of T.V.  If I'm working at night or sometimes during the day it takes the edgeoff the heat.  Just keep it filled with water.

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 5:17 AM

ikar01

Where in Florida are you moving to?  I'm just outside of Orlando.

I have been using my garage as a workshop since we moved into this house in the late 80s.  Our garage is connected directly to teh rest of the house, all yo have to do is open a door at the end of a short hall and it's there.  I keep my ecals in teh house in plastic boxes from, work that held packs of labels and they are in a drawer in a spare room that serves as a office.

The models are kept in the garage, mostly on top of shelves that go almost to the ceiling.  Some are kept in plastic closets that line th wall.

Not long after we moved in I put rolls of insulation in the space between teh roof and the cieling of the garage.  I picked a type that came sealed so I didn't have to put up with loose material getting all over me.  I also got hold of sheets of a foam insulation and put sheets of it along the outer wall  that faced the sun and panels into the sections of the garage door that faces the east and takes the full impact of the morning sun until about 11:00 or so.  I can get away with a window fan that has adjustable blades so I canhaveone working to suck out the hot air and the other to blow right into the area that I work on.  Now sometimes I use one of those compact square personal A/C units that they advertise of T.V.  If I'm working at night or sometimes during the day it takes the edgeoff the heat.  Just keep it filled with water.

 

Naples

 

  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: Katy (Houston), TX
Posted by Aggieman on Saturday, July 07, 2018 9:14 PM

I live in Katy, just west of Houston, and have a garage workshop. It is not air conditioned but I do have a couple of fans that I run while I am out there. I keep all of my unbuilt kits on a bunch of shelving out there. I've never had any issues with the Heat affecting the plastic, no warpage or anything. But I always take the instructions and decals out of the boxes and store those in folders inside my house.

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 3:45 PM

Aggieman

I live in Katy, just west of Houston, and have a garage workshop. It is not air conditioned but I do have a couple of fans that I run while I am out there. I keep all of my unbuilt kits on a bunch of shelving out there. I've never had any issues with the Heat affecting the plastic, no warpage or anything. But I always take the instructions and decals out of the boxes and store those in folders inside my house.

 

Thanks

 

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 3:46 PM

stikpusher

 

 
GMorrison

Yes you should definitely be concerned about the heat. If you can stash them in the House you’ll be much better off.

Decals, problem is humidity. Which will occur in the House as well.

Put them in zip lock bags.

 

 

 

Yup. I’ve been doing the garage thing for about 25 years now to one extent or another. I try to keep my decals indoors, and in some sort of bag or envelope at least. Some decals are hardier than others.

Ive never had a problem with kit warpage from garage storage, but Ive never kept them up near the roof where the real heat is.

 

Thanks Carlos

 

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