Is getting car painted this time of year bad?

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by SoySauciAl, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. SoySauciAl

    SoySauciAl Guest

    I heard somewhere that getting your car painted when its the cold season is bad because the paint doesnt cure/dry right and its always better to paint it at summer.. is this true?
     
  2. seismic

    seismic New Member

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    Only if you're doing it yourself.

    If you're getting it done by a professional, they have all that stuff taken care of.
     
  3. SoySauciAl

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    There are a lot of shops that just spray inside a warehouse like garage.. no baking or heating.
     
  4. seismic

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    For different temperatures, they just mix the paint differently to compensate. It won't make a difference.
     
  5. Scottwax

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    If you have a competent shop do the work, no problems.
     
  6. Buck-O

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    Typically speaking, i would say now, its probibly not that big of deal to get it done in the colder months.

    However, i would be weary of having it done if you live in a climate where it rains. If it rains and you dont imidiately dry the car off, the water may etch the soft, partially cured clear coat.

    THis happened to my neighbors car, and it took a LONG time to polish them out.

    That would be my only conscern. But if the shop sticks the car under UV lights for a couple of days, and you have a covered place to store the car overnight, idaly a finished garage. You will be fine.
     
  7. SoySauciAl

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    thanks for the help guys.
     
  8. Jewfro

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    Someone told me that it's best when it is overcast out or actually rainy. I guess the moisture content greatly reduces air particle contents or something. Can anybody verify this?
     
  9. SoySauciAl

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    im thinking of having it painted and buffing it out myself to save a few dollars.. a good idea? i only have a pc.. you think something like 3m perfect it II/medium pad then optimum polish/light or finishing pad will give it a good shine? how long should i wait till buffing it out and how long should i keep the car away from rain after paint?
     
  10. MartyFukstein

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    don't bother. only wet sanding and a high speed rotary buffer will flatten runs/orange peel/fish eyes.
     

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