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roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3021 posts)

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04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

How to use a rattle can 101
Posted by: roverman
Date: March 14, 2013 07:38PM

Took me about 40 yrs., to learn this. One problem is most spray cans project a round pattern, not good. Some paint shops will mix color matched paint, in a spray can, with a "fan" nozzle= best. Next, angle the spray can, towards the overall direction, your going, ie., if spraying top-bottom, angle spray pattern downward ,just enough, to keep overspray ahead of wetted areas. Onward, roverman.


NCtim
Tim Shumbera
Western North Carolina
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Re: How to use a rattle can 101
Posted by: NCtim
Date: March 31, 2013 06:32PM

Hey Art,

That's good to know for those small parts and chassis touch-ups. I painted a couple of old Ferguson tractors with a rattle can that had a fan tip and I thought it worked okay for the tractors. My worst problem is runs because the can starts with a heavy burst and ends with a sputter.

Tim


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: How to use a rattle can 101
Posted by: roverman
Date: April 01, 2013 12:15PM

"Starts with a heavy burst, and ends with a sputter", sounds like some Karaoke shows, I've been to/lol. I actually painted a hood, and it looked good, go figure ? roverman.


NCtim
Tim Shumbera
Western North Carolina
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Re: How to use a rattle can 101
Posted by: NCtim
Date: April 11, 2013 06:55PM

Art, you're a better man than most of us.


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3021 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: How to use a rattle can 101
Posted by: roverman
Date: April 13, 2013 12:49PM

More like dumb luck- better than no luck, roverman.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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10/23/2007 12:59PM

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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: How to use a rattle can 101
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 17, 2013 10:29AM

Lots of times that I'd rather be lucky than good...

But I'm not sure painting is one of them. Then again, not being much of a painter, how would I know?

Jim



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