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No air cond.
Posted by seastallion53 on Monday, August 28, 2017 11:44 PM

When is it too hot to airbrush?

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:37 AM
Not sure of an exact temperature,but high humidity is a big factor for sure.

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Posted by seastallion53 on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 7:13 AM

It's 109 deg. here and i was thinking hot enough that paint will dry before hitting model.

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Posted by mississippivol on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 7:24 AM
Gloss colors, especially lacquers, are more heat sensitive. They dry too quickly to level out.
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Posted by seastallion53 on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 7:31 AM

I'm using tamiya and when brushing it on small parts it dries very quickly in lid.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 9:14 AM

mississippivol
Gloss colors, especially lacquers, are more heat sensitive. They dry too quickly to level out.
 

Lacquers can also blush in high humidity.  The rapid evaporation of the solvent lowers temperature of the paint on the surface to below the dewpoint, and water condenses on the surface.  The result is a whitish blemish on surface.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by modelmaker66 on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 11:43 PM

I think that drying too quickly while spraying is the biggest risk. I think if you aren't comfortable in the conditions then neither is the paint.

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Posted by seastallion53 on Thursday, August 31, 2017 6:48 AM

Good point.

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